I am raising money for Lexi's realignment surgery. On July 4th my dog went missing. With the help of a good citizen who saw my lost dog advertisement and knew who had my dog, Lexi was returned to us over a month later. The man who had my dog kept her tied up on a chain in his back yard and abused her. He broke her leg and did not seek medical treatment for her. Had he taken her to the vet or even the local shelter they would have scanned her microchip and I could have gotten her help so she would have not had to go through a month of pain being tied up in a stranger's backyard with a broken leg and no medical attention. Because of this man's actions, it is now going to cost me ALOT more to fix my dog's broken leg. I have already spent several hundred dollars in the past week since I've gotten her back on vet care, medications, and xrays. Her break is so severe that the vet can do no more for her and has referred us to a Veterinary Specialist of Columbia. The veterinary specialist estimates the cost of her surgery to be about $2,000. I need at least half of that up front just to get her surgery, the rest they want within 90 days. I am a single mother supporting myself and my child solely on my income with no outside help and Lexi's surgery is sadly more than I am able to afford.
Lexi has had a hard life already. She is a 5 year old German Shepherd/Doberman mix that I adopted a year and a half ago from the animal shelter. She had been dropped off at the shelter 2 times prior to my adopting her. She was previously abused and starving, and yet she has turned out to be such a loving dog. Lexi has formed a strong bond with my 10 year old daughter and follows her everywhere acting as her protector. She is an indoor family pet, not used as a guard dog or for any other means. As of now, she is in danger of the bone penetrating through her skin so she does need this surgery as soon as possible, not to mention the pain she is currently going through. Her regular vet has her on antibiotics for a bone infection, anti-inflammatorys, pain medication, and sedatives to keep her calm so she doesn't further injure her leg. Please help me to help Lexi get the surgery she desperately needs. ALL money will go directly to Lexi's surgery at Veterinary Specialist of Columbia.
And as for the man that did this to my dog, he is currently under investigation by the Lexington County Animal Control.