Kesgrave: Adorable Husky cross, Blu, is showing signs of improvement in his battle against canine epilepsy…now he is preparing for an adventure across the country
News – Ipswich Star
Matthew Bunn Thursday, November 7, 2013 4:00 PM
Blu the Husky cross has epilepsy, [his] owner Victoria McGuckin of Kesgrave has raised £1800 via Facebook to fund special treatment
He is the plucky pooch whose fight against canine epilepsy struck a chord with animal lovers across the world.
The plight of four-year-old Husky cross, Blu, also prompted people to dig deep into their pockets to help fund an MRI scan which he needed to get on to medical trials aimed at tackling the condition.
And today, Blu’s family are preparing to take him on a UK-wide adventure, in order to say thank you for all the help he was given and to raise awareness of canine epilepsy.
Blu’s owner Victoria McGuckin, of Kesgrave, said the seven-week journey will start next July and will include a series of walks which supporters of the rescue dog have been invited to.
“We have had support from all over the world,” said Mrs McGuckin, 36.
“Hopefully we can help other people because it is an awful thing to watch your dog fit and not be able to do anything about it.
“It will be really nice to be able to say thank you, which was a big reason behind this. We want to say thank you for the help they gave us and hopefully we can pass on that help to other people.”
Also taking part in the journey, which will also raise awareness of Blu’s Tale Foundation, will be Mrs McGuckin’s two children and her one-year-old Siberian Husky, Nikita.
It is due to begin in Ipswich on July 19 and will visit take in a number of towns and cities along the way – it will go as far north as Aberdeen and as far south as Plymouth.
Meanwhile, Blu is now just weeks away from the completion of a six-month medical trial at the Royal Veterinary College and he is already showing dramatic improvements, having suffered just five minor fits since the start of the treatment.
Mrs McGuckin added: “It is absolutely amazing, he is doing so well.”
Mrs McGuckin is also currently looking for an organisation which will be willing to donate or sponsor her for a camper van. If you think you can help, visit the Blu’s Tale Facebook page.