Hector is suffering with a common ailment of his breed - saggy skin - and being neglected has only worsened his condition. The five-year-old dog was on death row having been found roaming the streets underweight and exhausted. Thankfully, Halfway Home Dog Rescue agreed to take him on, expensive medical needs and all, to start his new life.
What Hector really needs for Christmas this year is an operation - urgently - to stop his skin folds dropping into his eyes. Without surgical intervention, he will go blind, and it is sadly an expensive procedure. It could could as much as £3000 to save Hector's sight and make him infinitely more comfortable. Once this is sorted, a new home for Hector is next on the agenda.
Halfway Home's founder, Val Hosegood, told the BBC, "We have got him to eat and he has started to wag his tail again.
"But the skin is the main problem. Shar Pei are bred to have these wrinkly faces but in Hector's case the folds are rubbing on his eyes and if not fixed, he will go blind."
Donations for Hector's care can be made directly to the Halfway Home, via cheque or cash or through the bank - sort code: 30-67-76, account number: 57154660. The email address for PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org, and the address for donations is High Park Farm, Swinderby Road, Collingham, NG23 7NZ.
Hector's progress can be seen on Halfway Home's Facebook page.
Featured image via Facebook/Halfway Home Dog Rescue Rehoming Site