Bear came to us three years ago from Romania where he had been so badly treated. He belonged to an elderly man who gave him little attention but beat him with an iron bar frequently across his back. Just before Bear was due to travel to us in the UK, tests came back to show that he had atrial ventricular hypertrophy, a life-limiting heart condition, and we were told that he may only have a few months with us if he travelled. There was no way we were going to cancel his lifeline as he needed us more than every and three years on he is still going strong and doing well! Bear is on expensive heart medication which we will fund, along with any other vet bills, for life.