Kiki is a smaller than average Pug who is full of life and adored by everyone she meets. On 28th January, a week before her first birthday, she was hit by a car.
Just like all accidents, it should never have happened. I have two doors that act as an "air-lock" - the main front door into an area to hang coats and then a further door into the house which means the front door is never opened unless the inside door is shut, securing the dogs inside. On this unfortunate day, my 9 year old son was trying to help by tidying up while I popped out to collect my mum from the train station. He put his shoes in the coat area and thought he closed the inside door but it must not have latched properly. When I came back and opened the front door, the pressure of the front door opening pushed the inner door open and in her excitement, Kiki bolted past us. Before I could catch her, she saw a dog being walked, ran accross the road to it and a car coming round the corner ran her over.
She was seen by the vet within 20 mins of the accident and they discovered she had fractured her pelvis in 2 places and displaced the ligaments in the ball and socket joint of her hip, all on the left side. They gave her meds and advised cage rest for 6 weeks.
However, a week later I took her back as I was concerned that not only was she not using her right back leg, she was in fact now holding it up and not letting it touch the ground at all. She saw an orthopaedic surgeon who took more x-rays and they discovered a displaced fracture on the right side of her pelvis that wasn't visible on the first x-rays and it had opened up and she needed surgery to have a metal plate inserted to correct it. Obviously I gave the go ahead for the surgery, she needed it to prevent disbility and ongoing pain, and of course we all do what is necessary for our loved "babies"!
Two weeks later and she is healing well but my insurance company that I have her with have refused to pay out on her accident saying that I didn't do enough to ensure her safety. Apparently accidents "don't" happen and even though I take more measures than most by having two doors, it still isn't enough.
So, on the advice of some very lovely and supportive friends and Instagram followers I have set up this fundraiser in the hope that I can raise enough money to pay the vet bills. I am not someone that asks for help easily, and I didn't think for one minute that the insurance wouldn't pay out, but here I am, in desperate need of your help. I don't have the money to cover the bills, I thought paying monthly insurance fees would prevent this type of financial crisis and I am out of options. My vet surgery has also agreed to take card payments over the phone directly. For more info please see my instagram account.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story and if you choose to donate, thank you even more. Please take a look at Kiki's life on Instagram - "Matilda_and_Kiki" and see why she is a much loved Pug.