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