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Skylo walks Coast to Coast for WVI

WVI appreciates the efforts of all our supporters from around the globe who take on epic challenges for us. We’re fortunate to even have the four-legged variety get involved to help raise awareness of  what we do to promote #OneHealth and protect our #OnePlanet.

Let’s introduce you to Skylo the border collie(aka canine Wildlife Warrior no1) from West Yorkshire.

Our four-legged friend is not only doing the Coast-to-Coast Walk (190 + miles) but he is also fundraising for Wildlife Vets International. Donate here.

Skylo is a handsome five-year-old boy who is loving, smart, loyal and always up for a walk. He's a huge part of the Davies family. He became a Wildlife Warrior during lockdown in February 2021. For many families, there was a lot more time and opportunities for extra dog walks. He was one of our first (canine) wildlife warriors to take on our virtual fundraising challenge during lockdown.

Skylo believes, “we (the beloved pets) need our humans to look after our world on our behalf or there will be nowhere left for us to roam safely together”. As a nation of animal lovers, we can surely all agree with that sentiment.

The Coast to Coast walk starts at St Bees and takes in three national parks within the UK - the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

Walking 190 miles (306km) with Nick (his human dad) will be an experience that will allow them both to take time out to connect with the natural world, whilst fundraising for us too.

Skylo’s own vet, Dr Vicky of West Mount Vets, has given the following advice:

“As long as Skylo’s dad keeps him close by, so he doesn’t put in too many extra miles, ensures he is well hydrated and checks his paws at the end of each day and removes any ticks, it will be a wonderful experience for Skylo. We look forward to hearing his tales when his is back.”

So far, Skylo’s training has been a lot of fun, but has already had some unexpected setbacks. Recently Skylo ended up with some serious dental injuries, following a fall. He needed emergency treatment at theVet Dentist in Harrogate (which happens to be the only vet dentist in the North of England. Did you know there are only six in the country?)

He received top quality care and treatment and has recovered extremely well. With high spirits once again, he is in great form and enjoying his training walks. He is very well looked after, well prepared and with your support it will all be worth it.

Skylo hopes some more awesome humans will support him if they can. Thank you! Donate here.