Kim Hartley

Kings Forest 10km

Frank

Kim Hartley has raised a fantastic £852.89 for our hydrotherapy department by running the Kings Forest 10km! Kim took on this challenge to ‘give something back’ to the department that has helped her dog Frank so much.

Almost two years ago, Kim’s Border Collie Frank suffered a ruptured disc in his spine, leaving him paralysed in his back legs. He has since been coming to the Animal Health Trust for hydrotherapy, which has given him a new lease of life. Although he will not walk again, the hydrotherapy has given him more confidence and strengthened his core muscles to allow him to use his doggy wheelchair.

A dog is part of the family and if the worst happens, this team does everything to get your dog back on their feet.

“Looking after a disabled dog is a challenge but the hydro team at the Animal Health Trust understand this and help to advise and ease my worries,” Kim explained. “They provide Frank with welcome relief for his front paws and, above all, he has an amazing time. The treatment has played a major role in helping me keep a happy dog. I can’t thank the team enough and want to give something back to the department that provides Frank with such joy and so they can continue with their research and treatment using hydrotherapy. A dog is part of the family and if the worst happens, this team does everything to get your dog back on their feet.”