Choco is more than a pet; he is a beloved family member.
We welcomed little Choco into our home a little over a week ago. He was found in the street in a distressed state. He had several wounds all over his body including a raw wound on top of his head that we are suspicious is from a blunt blow - a common way to kill unwanted dogs.
From thereon, we knew Choco is a fighter and loves to live. He looks like he's just about two months old and has a very pleasant disposition despite all the wounds he suffered. We tended his wounds until all are healed, gave him food and vitamins to nurture him. We scheduled for a home service vet to deworm him next but before his appointment, his belly started to bloat followed by his throat swelling the following day. He also became lethargic, no longer prancing about like he usually does.
He was rushed to the vet, hoping he just needs deworming and medication. We weren't prepared for what happened next: apart from worms in his body (a high chance since he was a stray), he has coronavirus which prevents his body from absorbing nutrients from anything he's intaking. His gums are now pale and the vet said he has 50% chances of living, recommending immediate confinement at the vet hospital.
We miss him dearly at home. We miss watching the skip on his steps every time he greets us and the warm look in his eyes, but we know that being confined will be better for him and increase his chances of surviving.
The initial charge for day one is almost 4,000 PhP ($75). The vet said that with his condition, we're looking at a 7-day confinement at the very least, provided he has a speedy recovery. The additional charge for confinement alone is 1,500 PhP ($30) daily, not covering any additional medication nor food supplements required in his condition.
We do not have enough financial capability to handle Choco's mounting medical bills. We would like to reach out to you for any amount that you can donate to save him.
He fights to live. Please help us - help Choco - in his fight for life.