My wife and I adopted Zoey from a pound in March this year (2016). We were not intending to get a dog due to the financial responsibilities however when we saw her our hearts melted and she ended up coming home with us.
Days after her coming home we realised she was not well and took her to the vet, she had a severe case of tick bite fever which she picked up at the pound and had to undergo a blood transfusion. Thankfully she was strong enough to beat the illness and came home 3 days later.
She gained some weight and took well to her new surroundings. When she was well enough to start running we noticed that after playing a lot she had a slight limp and that prompted her second visit to the vet. After x-rays and countless opinions from vets in our area we were referred to a specialist and we got the bad news.
Our little baby has a severe case of hip dysplasia and because of her size she is not a candidate for a hip replacement. The specialist suggested a femoral head osteotomy and told us the likelihood of success is very high. She is currently experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort but is still in great spirits.
We have no choice but to go with the surgery as Zoey is still only a year old and has her whole life ahead of her. The challenge as always is the money, both my wife and I have some debt so we are not able to get a loan to cover the surgery cost of ZAR 8,000.00 – ZAR 10,000.00. To make things worse this is only for one leg and she will have to have both legs done…
Friends have suggested crowd funding and we came across gogetfunding.com. We will really appreciate any help you can offer to give Zoey the chance to have a normal life. Any funds received exceeding the cost of surgery will be donated to the pound where we got Zoey to help her brothers and sisters.