Amount of Estimate: $1762
Owner Contribution: $262
Fund raising goal: $1560 (4% has been added to help pay IMOM's business operating expenses) (by Feb 9th evening)
Spayed or neutered: Yes
***Update: AFR 2/9/2012!
Cyrus is a 11 month old Australian Shep mix, needs $1500 for surgery. Here is exactly what is going on from the vet: Currently we are treating Cyrus as an outpatient with intensive wound care therapy on a every other day or every third day as we are able. The bandage we are having to utilize is so large and so supportive it is causing severe muscle atrophy and now acute dermatitis. We have been able to control the infection so far and now the edges of the gunshot wound are enfolding into the defect. Without surgery it does seen likely that the defect will not heal with opposing edges creating a nasty tunnel of infection that will most likely become septic.
We asked about amputation. The amputation would not be cheaper. His veterinarian does think that his leg will be functional again and it would be in his best interest to save it.
I can personally tell you that the veterinary clinic that Cyrus is at is has been phenomenal through this. Caitlin, the vet tech assigned to Cyrus is helping every step of the way. Her replies are quick and thorough. She is really doing all she can Cyrus. To read her Introduction: http://www.imom.org/...?showtopic=8228
She wrote: My name is Caitlin Edison and I am a registered veterinary technician. I am helping Mrs. Fortenberry to apply for funding for Cyrus. I have been the primary technician assigned to his care. I was the one who carried him into the hospital the day he arrived. This was a horrible senseless injury that should never have happened. I do love where we live but we have virtually no animal protection laws or law enforcement officers willing to enforce the laws that do exist.
The goal is to raise the money by Thursday night so that Friday morning surgery can be secure. If money is raised earlier, the vet may go ahead with it earlier. The vet is also willing to post to help raise these funds.
To donate to Cyrus, please go to:http://imom.org/donate_to_a_pin.htm
Please designate your gift to"GF-Cyrus". Every penny is appreciated to help this Pet In Need.
If you want to donate directly to paypal you can use firstname.lastname@example.org as the email address to donate to. Just please put in a note that you want your funds directed to Cyrus Fottenberry!
(Note: fund updates will be posted as time allows. Please be patient with us, as we do this manually)
Edited by Melissa IMOM, 09 February 2012 - 11:52 AM.
updated amount raised