Well-known Mansfield guide dog loses part of ear in attack

A well known retired Mansfield guide dog has been attacked by another dog - and now he needs your help.

Hudson had been Nathan Edge's guide dog since he was 19 until Hudson was retired earlier this year.

Nathan with Hudson

Nathan with Hudson

It has now been revealed that Hudson was attacked by another dog - losing a chunk of his left ear.

Nathan, now in his 20s, and from Mansfield said: "He’s had to have many stitches to stop the bleeding and now much to Hudson’s frustration, he’s now having to wear a cone and having to visit the vets daily to have his bandages replaced."

Hudson now lives with his retirement owner Cathy, who was unable to insure him before the attack due to an existing medical condition that caused him to retire early as a working guide dog.

‘Hudson helped me through dark times’
Nathan said: "Cathy is a caring woman who would happily pay these bills herself if money was no object, however the whole timing of this incident has fell upon difficult financial times."

Nathan said he will pay half of the bills but has asked if anyone can spare a "few pounds and contribute to Hudson’s vet bills."

He said: "So far Hudson’s bills have amounted to £545 with this expected to reach in excess of £800 with his daily bandage replacements costing £40 a time. However this figure could still increase as he may still need further surgery.

"If any funds are left over following the end of his treatment, the remaining funds will be donated to the charity Guide Dogs."

To donate visit https://www.gofundme.com/RetiredGuideDogHudson