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  1. Please visit, like, donate, share, and comment on these two campaigns I've started on GofundMe.com! My lab/pit had to have part of her tail amputated last Wednesday, and our newer rescue Joey needs surgery on his shoulder ASAP for Osteochondritis Dessicans. Delilah's care will come to around $1,500 before we are done treatment, and Joey's care will come to almost $5,000! I'm a single, disabled mom, and these health issues just were not in the budget! Trying every avenue possible to get help, so please pass this on to your friends, family, and contacts, at the very least! Your help is greatly appreciated.
  2. Mona needs help

    Hi there, I joined this forum in the hopes of raising some money for costly pet care for my cat in need. I adopted Mona, a special senior kitty from a rescue in Pennsylvania. They had rescued her from a kill shelter in rural PA where she had ended up as a stray. She was in dire condition with several skin conditions, malnourished and severely ill. The rescue used their available resources to bring her back to life but was not aware of some of the more long-term underlying conditions from which she was suffering. As her sniffles cleared up a bit, I noticed her breathing was still compromised and took her to a vet within a week of having adopted her. My vet in the Lower East Side of Manhattan diagnosed her with an upper respiratory infection, yeast infection in her ears, ringworm, and then performed an x ray to determine she has free fluid in her abdomen and a diaphragmatic hernia both of which are contributing to her compromised breathing and require immediate attention. I have inquired into getting assistance from the rescue but they do not have the resources. I am very concerned about Mona's wellbeing as her breathing is effected and the vet warned that her condition could worsen and effect her heart and lungs further if I don't get her care as soon as possible. I have already spent over $600 to get to this point on the visit, x rays and meds to treat her more minor conditions. I still need to take her in for another visit ($105) to get her a full blood panel ($190), fecal parasite test ($55), ultrasound ($700) right away. Then I need to bring the ultrasound to a specialist ($200+) and she will need surgery according to my vet and the radiologist which will cost thousands of dollars but I am still waiting on a pre-testing estimate. I don't know how this whole thing works but I need help. Right now I have this super special kitty living in pain and potentially getting worse but my hands are tied because I cannot afford to help her. Anything would help. Do you know a vet local to NYC who would perform pro-bono services? Do you have money to donate? I could provide my vet's contact info to donate directly. Thanks for your help. Lee
  3. Dora Needs your Help

    Hi! About a year ago I rescued 2 small dogs from a kill shelter. Momma Lady and daughter-Dora. A morkie and Yorkie. Dora has developed a severe otitis externa. No meds or diet has helped and vets are insisting on total ear canal ablation and lateral bulla osteotomy (TECA/LBO) surgery on both ears. The cost is ridiculous ($4,600.00) and i was denied care credit. I can not afford this upfront. It's so severe that her left ear is now inverted and the built up tissue from her scratching is exposed. She scratches herself till she bleeds now and im desperate to get this surgery done before she causes herself anymore pain. If anyone can provide me some a help or advice i appreciate it. these are pics of her ears.
  4. 5lbs Morkie Rescue

    From the album Otitis Externa

    This is Dora yorkie-Maltese mix. Needs your help with donating for my ear surgery. total ear canal ablation and lateral bulla osteotomy (TECA/LBO) surgery needed

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  5. a friend of ours found an abandoned and most likely abused German Shepherd who needed a home. After seeing her pictures, we immediately fell in love! Our 2 year old has named her Elsa and she is such a sweet girl. When we went to get Elsa from the empty house she was living in, we noticed she was limping. We took her to the vet to do X-rays and she has a broken bone and 2 fractures that need surgery ASAP. We love this dog and we want to do whatever we can to help heal her and make this her forever home. That's where we could use a little help from you. The opportunity to help her and take her in was very unexpected and while we want to get her the best care available, we were not financially prepared. If there is anything you can do to help care for Elsa we would greatly appreciate it as well as your prayers for our family. Every little bit helps! Chat conversation end
  6. My name is Carrie Burke, age 34, Raleigh, NC, proud owner of Cooper, my 4 year old pitbull, who I rescued from Placer County Animal Shelter in Auburn, California in July 2010. Actually, Cooper rescued me! He has been my constant companion through a very unexpected divorce, a cross country relocation, and now a serious medical condition as I was diagnosed with MS a few months ago. Cooper is now blind in both eyes due to cataracts associated with bad breeding (not kidney problems or diabetes). Cooper is friendly and sweet and precious and a little clumsy! He loves children and is truly a "nanny dog"! He is affectionate and intuitive and just loves people! He used to live for tennis balls and fetch, but now that he's blind, he struggles to find the ball or even navigate his way around the dog park - his favorite place. He is running into other dogs, and sometimes picnic tables, and even trees. So I am now having to keep him on leash when we go there. It breaks my heart! I hope to be able to afford to get him cataract surgery soon. I am applying to various foundations and organizations, but because his condition is not life threatening, and he does not have a disease such as diabetes, he has not qualified for any programs. I want to give my best friend back his vision! Any resources you can point me to would be great. I've exhausted Care Credit due to an accident he had in November 2012 where he was struck head on by an SUV. Fortunately he survived, but I am still paying off those bills and now I've incurred my own medical bills due to MS. Please pray that I can restore his quality of life sooner than later. He has certainly restored mine! Blessings - Carrie & Cooper
  7. Hello

    Hello everyone, While going through my Facebook feed two months ago there was a picture of a funny looking mixed breed dog. Her post was titled "Will be pts if no foster steps up". It was late, and I was afraid to commit, so I sent an email in asking if anyone had stepped up. I waited a little while and didn't hear back, and I went to bed. The next morning I felt awful, how could I not have tried harder? Now she was dead. I was heart-broken. Then I checked my email, and the response was "saved, in a short-term foster". I was so overjoyed, I emailed back and told them I was very interested in helping "Netty". This was April 30th. My husband and I have never had a dog, we have four cats and were afraid to commit to a dog and the vet bills that can come with one. But I just felt something pulling me to Netty. I offered to take her as a foster, and to possibly adopt her. Silly me, like I could ever "meet" an animal in need, and turn them away. She arrived on May 8th, and she is as gentle as can be. She was much older, and much slower than they had relayed. Now we were really worried about the vet bills, but we figured we had time and would purchase pet insurance. She had a small wound on her side, which looked like it needed attention. We took her to the vet, and it turned out to be mast cell cancer, and needed to be removed on May 21st. The rescue organization paid for the surgery because technically I was still fostering Netty. We nursed her back to health, babied her, fed her a great diet, and iced her surgical spot. We completely bonded with her. Well, 8 weeks later she became covered with large, bumpy, angry hives. She scratched them to bleeding before I realized something was wrong. Her whole chest was pink and irritated. She had lumps all over her, but mainly under her chin, her snout, her ears,and her front legs. I gave her Benadryl and took her to the vet the next day. They aspirated two of the lumps, and they found mast cells in those lumps. The cancer had spread in her body. The vet is recommending oral chemotherapy and Prednisone. We are really afraid of how much it's going to cost. Pet insurance is not an option, because this was a pre-existing condition for it to get so far. She still seems well, she has always been a sleeper and a slow walker. The poor girl lived in Los Angeles in a animal hoarding situation, then was rescued, adopted, dumped at a kill shelter, luckily rescued again and put in boarding. She was then flown from Los Angeles to NY by the rescue group to help find a home for her because smaller dogs are more adoptable in the NY area. She's been through so much. We were hoping to give her a few good years of spoiling and unconditional love. I am praying that I am never faced with a financial decision that goes against my heart. Thank you for letting me share. Rosanne
  8. Russell urgently needs surgery

    Russell is a 1-2 yr old Jack Russell mix that was brought into the vet clinic by the sheriff department on Monday, 1/7/13, he was hit by a car and in the street. We were initially going to euthanize him, but he was wagging his tail and so sweet, we didn't have the heart. X-rays revealed he has a severely broken pelvis and femur. So he will need orthapedic surgery. He became ward of the county shelter for 5 days to see if an owner came forward. Which never happened. We ahave been keeping him comforable on pain medications, and today his 5 days are up. The shelter was planning on euthanizing him today, but we have stepped in and got a repreive until Tuesday to see if we can raise funds to have his surgery done. We are a very small rescue (4 people) who work at a vet clinic and take the ones that that the local shelter euthanizes due to medical reasons or injuries as the county has no budget for medical issues. We are despirate to help this little guy and find his forever loving home, that he so deserves. If you can help, please give what you can. Thank you Cheryl, Mel, Jenn and Arlene Deserving Pets Rescue p.s. pictures to follow, having trouble with attaching. sorry...