Please Help Save Wilbur’s Sight and Hearing

Fundraising campaign by Carol Young
  • US$2,590.00
    raised of $3,800.00 goal
68% Funded
71 Donors

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From Wilbur’s owner: Wilbur was given to me as a pup and he came from a very responsible breeder. All of the other dogs in the litter and the parents are healthy. Unfortunately Wilbur is an anomaly with all of his problems.

Wilbur has had cleft palate surgery and his nose re-opened twice. He has also been treated for pneumonia five times. All the surgeries have cost me upwards of $7500. Wilbur is also on monthly medication and has had skincare testing. He also gets all of his food cooked at home so I can make sure it's the right size and consistency. He cannot eat out of a bowl and has to sit at the dining room table with me for every meal and eats off a fork.

It is difficult for me to ask for help but I can no longer afford to pay for additional surgeries. I have looked into pet insurance but Wilbur does not qualify because he has so many pre-existing conditions.

Last year I was divorced and my ex got pretty much everything except Wilbur. Honestly all I really wanted was Wilbur. So being without a lot of money I bought a travel trailer and lived in an RV park where I also got a job as head of maintenance with an hourly wage plus my lot space.

There was an issue with the quality of water at the park - it was highly contaminated and the owners wanted me to cover it up, which I refused to do. People including myself were getting sick. Things became really tense over the last two months and they asked me to leave. I just moved into another park and am looking for work. I always land on my feet because I have some good carpentry and maintenance skills but at this time I cannot help my pup with the major medical expenses he is facing.

I am very thankful for your consideration and grateful for any assistance you can provide.

Owner - Brian Pillsbury

Veterinary Hospital - Eye Care for Animals, Tampa, FL

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Donors

$5.00
  • Mary Ascargorta
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2019
$5.00
  • Anne
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2019
$20.00
Oct 24

October Update

Update posted by Carol Young at 12:27 am

Wilbur's eye has continued to improve, and the eye specialist confirmed that he will be able to keep it. Wilbur should have at least partial sight as well. And now that some time has passed since Wilbur was under anesthesia it is time to move forward with treatment of his. . . . .

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Aug 27

August 27th Update

Update posted by Carol Young at 05:39 pm

Wilbur met with the surgeon who examined his eye and determined that the eye may still be viable to save. In fact he was able to see some blood vessels that had not been there in previous exams. He did not want Wilbur to undergo another surgery so soon after. . . . .

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Aug 20

August 19th Update

Update posted by Carol Young at 02:32 am

On August 14th Wilbur went into surgery to receive a corneo conjunctival transposition (CCT) graft, which is a procedure to treat a deep cornial ulcer. It is done in order to save the eye. Wilbur's surgery went well and he was sent home at the end of the day with. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

71 donors
$5.00
  • Mary Ascargorta
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2019
$5.00
  • Anne
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2019
$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2019
  • For darling Wilbur

$250.00
  • Krista & Stark
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2019
  • Hope this helps

$5.00
  • RITA WOODS
  • Donated on Nov 22, 2019
$25.00
$15.00
  • Jodi Todesco
  • Donated on Nov 19, 2019
  • We’re all sending healing energy to you Wilbur! 💕💕💕

$50.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Nov 19, 2019
  • You can do it Wilbur. Sooo many people love you... you Will get well, I know it.

$10.00
  • Kim Solomon-Parana
  • Donated on Nov 19, 2019
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US$2,590.00
raised of $3,800.00 goal
68% Funded
71 Donors

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