Samantha is a 5 year old mixed breed in need of surgery. She has a torn left knee ligament and severe hip dysplasia in her left thigh. Samantha takes Metacam daily for the pain, but she still limps a little. I would like to get her treated by mid-June for the latest.
The knee surgery will cost R16 000 to R20 000 (~$1400), and the hip surgery R8 000 to R10 000 (~$600), according to the veterinarians I've already consulted. The funds raised here would be used to pay for those surgeries. I am looking to get a loan to have the surgery done by mid-June. It is a little difficult though as I am a student without any regular income, I get part-time jobs.
I met Samantha 5 years ago walking home from the shop getting bread. I had stopped to change my music or something and nearly tripped when I started walking again. A little puppy had ran in between my legs. She was using me as shelter from the cold wind.
As I walked, she kept running in between my legs and followed me all the way home. She refused to go away when I shooed her.
When I saw her by the porch light, she was massively malnourished. She had barely any fur on her and was covered in ticks and fleas. I had to give her some milk and steamed chicken to eat. My mother and I then spent more than 3 hours that night grooming her. She has repaid that affection more than we deserve.
(As a mild brag, Sam's fought off muggers three times. Once when a friend was attacked, and twice when my brother decided to take a midnight stroll in my neighborhood.)
It is for that, and the many times she has ignored her food bowl to be petted by me, that I am sincerely indebted to her and love her.
I would sincerely appreciate your help in aiding me fund her surgery.
The funds will be used to pay for her surgery, I promise to post the bills for all to see after the surgery. In addition, any and all leftover funds will be donated to other animal fundraisers.
Thank you in advance,
Chélan K. Naicker