Hello Friends, my name is Octavia Jewel, a nine-week-old Rottweiler puppy. I live in a small town called Hilton in South Africa with my humans and my best friend and big sister Penelope. I love exploring the garden and playing with my sister, who is only a few weeks older than me. I also love playing with my human’s feet, slippers and hair. Me and one of my humans have the same birthday, the 13th of May, so we have an extraordinary bond. On Friday the 19th of July me, Penny and Juno had finished dinner and were playing outside on the lawn - this is when the accident happened. Juno my older brother bit me and broke my leg and dislocated my hip because I’m a big girl I didn’t cry at all. My humans rushed me to the doggy doctor, and when we got there, I felt really sleepy so can’t remember what happened so my human will explain the rest.
Hello Everyone my name is Rachel and I am one of Octavia’s humans, when we took Octavia to the vet x-rays were taken which confirmed a badly broken leg and a possible dislocated hip, the vet said because she is a large breed amputation is not an option as she will need her back leg, therefore, we have two other options. Number one to put her down - I can’t even consider this option as she is still a baby. The second option is a pricey operation to reset her hip and fix her leg, because she is so young still the vet said she has an excellent chance of making a full recovery. I will have the quote on Monday the 23rd of July, but the vet gave me a rough estimate of R20 000 for the surgery as she has to see a specialist surgeon. The family has had a terrible Saturday so far as we had to make the heartbreaking decision to put Juno down as we are terrified that it could happen again or worse, he could bite a person. Currently, Octavia is staying at the vet for the weekend until Monday.
Please help me save my baby’s puppyhood as she deserves to have a wonderful life. Penelope is missing her terribly and wants her puppy sister to come home and play with her again. A huge thanks in advance from myself, my family, Octavia and Penelope to everyone who helps Octavia get her surgery.