Honey’s Heartbreaking Journey

A Tale of True Resilience

Poor Honey, a 3 year old French Bulldog, arrived at the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home in a terrible condition.


Despite her health conditions, Honey was curious, gentle, and most of all, craved love.

Honey arrived at CDCH suffering from inflamed skin, fur loss, malnourishment, and severe weakness in her hind legs.


When Honey first arrived, the team couldn’t help but smile, she is a joy to be around.


She loves spending time snuggled up with her best friends here at the centre.


Honey has been through a lot in her life but has quickly shown us her warm and loving nature and is lapping up all the love and attention she is now receiving.

She arrived with chronic ear infections in both ears and is currently receiving a course of antibiotics to clear the infection.


However, the damage that has been caused through prolonged infection with a lack of treatment means that she will likely need to continue with ear cleaning and medication for the rest of her life.

Her skin was severely inflamed and sore.

Honey needed immediate attention to make her feel comfortable. She was placed on pain relief, medicated baths, a veterinary diet, and medication to help her skin.


Honey has received fantastic care and treatment and is now feeling much more comfortable. Additionally, due to her skin condition not being treated, Honey has thickened skin on her limbs, neck, and body.

On arrival, it was immediately obvious that Honey was extremely weak on her rear legs.


Honey has very poor conformation of her spine and extremely poor body condition.


Unfortunately, it is likely to be a degenerative spinal condition as a result of poor breeding.

With her multiple health issues, Honey will likely need to remain on a care plan for the rest of her life.

Despite Honey’s health condition, poor Honey has likely had at least one litter in her life.


Whilst in our care, and when she is feeling better, she will be neutered so we can put an end to poor breeding.

It’s truly heart-wrenching to see Honey’s prolonged suffering and the impact it has had on her health.

Whilst it’s a relief to know that she’s now receiving the care and treatment she deserves, it’s also difficult to come to terms with the lasting effects on her well-being.

Honey has shown a strong zest for life that we simply couldn’t give up on.

She has made huge improvements since she arrived.


Honey will need ongoing support and management for the rest of her life, which will come at a cost, but the most important thing is to prioritise her health and happiness.


With continued dedication and medical attention, Honey can lead a fulfilling life despite her challenges. It’s a testament to her resilience as well as the love and care she’s receiving now.


As her caregivers, it’s essential to provide her with the support and resources she needs to thrive, whether that involves ongoing medication, specialised care, or simply showering her with love and affection.


Despite the difficult journey she’s been on, Honey is now surrounded by people who are committed to her well-being. We will continue to focus on her comfort and happiness as we move forward, cherishing every moment we get to see her on her journey of recovery.

Her best friend at the centre, Ellie Clark – Animal Care Assistant, has fallen in love with her.

 "Honey is a cuddly, snuggly, gorgeous girl, a real pleasure to care for, and brings so much joy and laughter to everyone she meets. 

Despite her past, Honey has been so brave and she doesn’t let anything get in the way of her enjoying all the wonderful things life has to offer."

Ellie Clark - Animal Care Assistant

The Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home has been caring for animals in need for over 80 years and will continue to do so year after year, providing a brighter future for all that need us.


Honey may or may not reach her full life expectancy but we will continue to be here to ensure her life is filled with love, care, and home comforts by finding her the perfect home in a safe space where she can continue on her journey to better health.

All donations will be used to help support Honey and the many animals we help every single day, week, and year. No donation is too small and we appreciate all the support we receive.

Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for Honey her world has changed forever.

Honey is a sweet and sociable pup who loves everyone she meets, and is hoping to bring joy to an equally special family soon.
If you would like to find out more about Honey or be considered as her forever home please follow the link below.

Thank You!

Vet bills like all our other costs are rising and Honey is just one of many animals who need our help every day. Anything raised above Honey’s needs will be used to help animals just like her at the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home.

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