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Help "Rosie Cuddles" - to help small child. Rosie is a therapy chicken to a young boy we call small child.

Cause page created in the Animals category by Heather Manssen for "Rosie the silkie chicken"


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Rosie needs your help - she broke her leg and required surgery and on-going care. Rosie is being missed at home lets get her there.

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This is Rosie; she is a famous chicken who provides therapy to a special boy who we call “small child”. Rosie has her own Facebook page “Life of Rosie Cuddles”. Rosie is not your usual backyard chicken. Rosie & small child have an amazing bond. Rosie watches the movies on Saturday nights, standing on the arm of the couch; she sleeps with small child and sits outside his bedroom window on dusk waiting to come inside. Rosie even rides in the car & goes to school sometimes to. Rosie is more like a cat than a chicken. Rosie rules the roost. There are many other chickens at small child’s residence but Rosie is special. Rosie and small child have an incredible bond. On Thursday Rosie was found with a broken leg. On Friday 22nd May she was taken to the incredible team at New Plymouth Vet Group who were hopeful that once x-rays were taken of her leg they could splint it. But that wasn’t to be. Her leg had two bad breaks and the only option was surgery. Rosie is making progress eating & drinking, getting around a bit – but much to small child’s disgust won’t be returning home today. As you can imagine the cost of this procedure for Rosie will not be cheap and we are asking anyone that can help out to donate directly to the Vet Clinic, if there is any surplus this will be held by the Vet Clinic and used at their discretion for the benefit of other animals. If you can make a donation that would be much appreciated.

Heather Manssen's involvement (page creator)

Friend of owner of Rosie the silkie chicken

Use of funds

To cover the costs of initial x-rays, surgery, medication and on-going care while Rosie is in the care of New Plymouth Vet Group. Any surplus will be held by New Plymouth Vet Group and used for other animals at their discretion.

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Rosie Is Amazing  26 July 2020

Posted by: Heather Manssen

Rosie has now been weight bearing for sometime, back to her best watching the kids movie in the evenings. She's an incredible hen. She laid her 1st egg this week since breaking her leg. Rosie will soon need surgery to remove the pins from her leg.

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Latest donations

Janeen
Janeen on 26 Jul 2020
Best of luck, hon.
$20
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 26 Jul 2020
$30
Donna
Donna on 26 Jul 2020
$20
Shelly
Shelly on 09 Jun 2020
Get better Rosie
$20
Bro
Bro on 05 Jun 2020
With love xxx
$50

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Heather Manssen's avatar
Created by Heather Manssen
New Plymouth Districts Veterinary Group's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of New Plymouth Districts Veterinary Group (Group) on behalf of Rosie the silkie chicken

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