DRMy Rescued German Shepherd Sargie had to have a MAST CELL TUMOUR removed . The cost in total of the vet bill before the surgery and the surgery itself was about $10..000. I raised about $3152 US in the original fundraiser and now I am extending it in hopes of raising more to help out.
Sargie is my German Shepherd I personally rescued from a high kill shelter in Georgia U.S.A.
He was slated to be killed ( euthanized) within a half hr and I made the call that spared his life. After many hiccups and costs I finally flew him home to me and he has lived here in Vancouver canada with me and my other rescued pets for 7 years. He is happy and still young and healthy in every way BUT I discovered a raised area on his back side/ thigh and immediately took him to my vet. It turns out its a mast cell tumour. It has taken since November to determine that with a multiple of tests and visits that have already cost me close to $5000. It had to be removed by a specialist as its behind a muscle. The surgery cost is another $5000 so about $10.000 in total thus far.
SARGIE had surgery FEB 8th and is recovering at home today with me. The surgery went well so says the surgeon but the incision is huge! made me feel so bad for him... :( he will have to be very calm and it will take a month until he is closer to a full recovery.. hopefully.. He is on meds and painkillers.. and I am watching over him all day all night trying to make him comfortable.. I am so thankful to have him home.. looking at that HUGE incision breaks my heart... I know he feels uncomfortable.. but I am doing everything to help him ~ I am overwhelmed with the out pouring of love & support from friends and fellow rescuers... so far.. and complete strangers that wanted to help... xoxo
Any amount you can spare will be greatly appreciated..xoxox