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Dexter's road to wellness

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Raised by 10 people in 6 months
Recently my husband and I drove from New Hampshire to Emporia, Kansas to rescue a Senior Dog named Dexter, who will be 11 in March. We knew he had been neglected for at least 8yrs and that there were bound to be issues.

When we got him we realized he needed help with his mouth. He had his first dental cleaning and we discovered he has severe Periodontal Disease. The disease is so bad that he needs to have 13 teeth extracted. We are proceeding with the surgery, scheduled on 12.13.18, because he deserves a better and pain free life.

We regularly donate and support so many animal shelters and organizations across the country that I never thought I would be creating a Go Fund Me for our newest addition.

Dexter is so full of life and you wouldn't expect that he is in any pain. We know with these extractions he will be a new dog and still be able to live his life to the fullest. Considering the amount of neglect he has experienced he is otherwise in great health.

Any donation even a single dollar would be greatly appreciated. We are unfortunately paying for this out of pocket as no Pet Insurance will cover his surgery due to "pre-existing condition". The surgery is estimated at $1900-$2100, I am only asking for $1000 in donations. All of the money will be going into paying his vet bill. I have attached an estimate from the Merrimack Veterinary Hospital where the surgery will take place. We understand that donors would like to know that the cause is valid so we want to be completely transparent.  

If we surpass the total cost of the surgery we will be giving the rest of the money to the shelter who took Dexter in ( Rockin' Paw Rescue & Adoption Network ) if it wasn't for them Dexter would not be with us and probably still infested with fleas and who knows what else.

Dexter has only been with us for a month and we will do everything to make sure the rest of his life is full of love and great health.  Dexter is a miniature Wire-Haired Dachshund who loves laps, peanut butter and warm blankets. 34851892_1543244057407756_r.jpeg


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Update 12.28.18 - Dexter's surgery is complete. No more for awhile and hopefully ever.

Thank you for those who have donated. We are just looking at Credit Card Payments. Fortunately we were able to find ones with about a year of no interest. The plan is to have those paid off before interest starts.

The final bill was $2328.95 between both surgeries.
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update 12.13
Dexter is home. Swollen but seems ok. Another new issue is they are not able to save his top 2 canines. Today's bill was just over $1400 and next bill is expected between $980 - $1100.

next surgery date is on the 27th
teeth removed today
swelling on the right side
estimate for next visit
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Update 12.13.18 - Dexter went into Surgery and the vet was only able to do one side. She didn't want him to be under for too long. Waiting to pick him up and will have a new date for the second half of surgery. Will post pictures and update bill for today's surgery. The other hiccup in all this is the Credit Card we applied for, for this surgery never arrived so that screws us a bit and will be figuring that out once we go pick him up later today. Thank you again for donating it helps more than you know!
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