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Jasper and Jasmine The Perfect Pug Couple: One Year On

Bondi Vet brings you the exclusive from the pugs’ one-year anniversary...

You may all remember the two rescue pugs that made headlines when they tied the knot in May last year. Yes, we are talking about that infamous pug wedding!

One year on, we find out how the lovebirds are travelling.

Jasper and Jasmine are two rescue pugs that were rehabilitated and re-homed by Pug Rescue and Adoption Victoria. Their wedding, which was also an exclusive charity fundraising event, took place in Melbourne in May 2015.

The pair were surrendered to Pug Rescue and Adoption Victoria, obese, almost blind and struggling to breathe. Through rehabilitation, puggy boot camp and the love of a new owner, Allison, the two are now living happily ever after.

In the past year, Jasper has had some dental work and Jasmine has had a toe removed. Other than that, they are happy and healthy and enjoying each other's company. The happy couple have also been recognised everywhere, including local cafes and restaurants around Melbourne.

Jasper and Jasmine enjoy going for walks every day and barely leave each other’s side. Owner Allison couldn’t imagine life without the two and says she is definitely now a pug lover for life.

The money that was raised from Jasper and Jasmine’s wedding has helped many other pugs that have been surrendered to the organisation, helping rehabilitate and re-home them with loving families. The money raised has assisted with paying off extensive vet and specialist bills and expensive surgeries.

Johanna Herceg, founder of Pug Rescue and Adoption Victoria encourages people who are thinking about becoming a first time pug owner, to do plenty of research and be aware that pugs are a lifetime commitment. These little guys may be cute, but there's also a lot more to them than meets the eye!

Hip Surgery for rescued puppy

2 weeks ago whilst we were in Fiji we rescued an abandoned puppy that we estimate is about 3 months old. She was starving, filthy, covered in ticks and could barely stand or walk. We fed her, washed her, removed all ticks and just gave her love. We called her Pretzel as she was so skinny when we found her that all her bones were sticking out and her hip bones looked like a big twisted pretzel and her long skinny legs looked like Pretzel sticks. Our intention was to find her a home in Fiji but after a week or so she had gained weight, but we noticed that her left hip bone was still protruding and that when she walked we noticed that her left back foot turned out slightly. Also, when she ran she would use both back legs together and hop like a bunny. We took her to an animal shelter in Fiji called Animals Fiji and they examined her and advised that they thought it might be dislocated. They X-rayed her and then sedated her to try and manipulate the bone back into the socket. This was unsuccessful. The vet advised that it appeared that the end of the bone where the ball should be round was malformed either from a trauma/injury when young or by birth. He advised that he does not have the equipment in Fiji to treat her properly and that she would need surgery to correct the bone and to tighten the ligaments to her support her leg. We are exporting her to Australia on the 7th of March and are trying to raise some funds to assist us. We are hoping that you can assistance to find a Vet in Melbourne that could assist with the operation at a reasonable price.