Help GreatDane Loki pay his E-vet bill!

$1,930 of $4,274 goal

Raised by 53 people in 32 months
Ella Belair  CHARLESTON, SC

On January 25 2014 Loki, my 8 year old Great Dane suffered from GDV. Gastric Dilatation Volvulus or Bloat. Bloat, without emergency surgery is 100% deadly. He was admited to the only Vet that was open our local Emergency clinic and his deposit alone was $3100.00. I ran my only credit card... denied... again.. denied. I applied for care credit... denied. I have never had a need for a credit card, I always work for what I want and pay for it with money I've earned. I never believed in credit until this very moment... and I didn't have it. I called my parents in PA, crying so hard that I could barely speak. All I could get out was "$3000 or he dies" My amazing parents didn't hesitate, My dad said "try my card, see if it will work." I refused at first, but quickly realized that I had no other choice and I was lucky to have parents willing to loan me this much money at the drop of a hat. There was no way I could give up on Loki and let him die, and without paying the deposit the clinic refused to help him. 


I have worked as a vet tech for 5 years and I am now a professional dog groomer. I have been saving towards entering my first Grooming competiton in Atlanta this spring but now that I have these medical bills that dream will have to wait until next year. 

Loki is the second of the three Great Danes that I have rescued and kept over the past 8 years. I have rescued, fostered , rehabilitated and rehomed dogs my entire life and grew up in a home that was always full of animals in need.  

Two years ago Loki and I set up a fundraiser for pets and families with pets in need and we together raised over $350 and 400lbs of pet food for people facing losing their pets due to financial hardships. Now only two years later Loki and I find ourselves in that very same situation. 

Please help me pay off this terrifying total! I live paycheck to paycheck and I really don't know how I will ever get these bills paid without the help of people like you. 

If you donate over $100 I will paint a 4"x4" canvas portrait of you pet for you. if you donate over $300 I will paint a 9x11 canvas portrait of your pet. 



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Update 19
30 months ago

Hey y'all! I have not forgotten about you! I am still working hard on the paintings. I've become a little busier these days taking care of Waylon, Loki's baby brother. His Wobblers syndrome is worsening. But we are working hard to get his meds on track and keep him on his feet. Please continue to share this story with friends and thank you all again for the help!!! Love Loki and his momma!
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Update 18
31 months ago

The first painting is finished! This lil beauty will be shipped out tomorrow! Remember a donation of $100 or more will get you a hand painted acrylic on canvas pet portrait of your dog, cat, bird, bunny, fish, lizard you name it!
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Update 17
31 months ago

Loki's little brother Waylon Jennings was diagnosed with Wobblers disease today. He wasn't given a good prognosis. The Dr's said that surgery isn't an option due to his age and failing health. Waylon was rescued at 6 months old from two college girls who were hiding him in their dorm room. He lived the entirety of his first 6 months in a crate and has muscular problems as well as anxiety and chronic IBS. We are keeping him comfortable with prednizone and love. Keep him in your thoughts. Loki loves him dearly and can't understand why his brother can't play with him anymore.
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Update 16
31 months ago

still waiting on photos from those of you who donated $100 or more! I've got a few paintings started already! watch your mailboxes!!!
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$1,930 of $4,274 goal

Raised by 53 people in 32 months
Created January 26, 2014
AB
$30
Andrea Baxter
30 months ago
BH
$25
Barbara Heiss
31 months ago

Well, I just got tired of seeing 1875.00 so here is another $25 to get this thing jump started again

$20
Barb Shepherd
32 months ago
AB
$50
Andrea Baxter
32 months ago
SS
$5
Salina Sears
32 months ago
KA
$10
karen ault
32 months ago

we lost our Loki 2 years ago next week to bloat. it happened as we slept. within 4 hours he was gone. no signs except he was making a sound like he as trying to throw up. we thought he had eaten some grass. he was a rescue. he was our first pup and i miss him every single day. hope things go well for your loki.

$25
Anonymous
32 months ago
DC
$25
Dr. Adam Chaifetz
32 months ago

Get well Loki

ZC
$20
Zanna Carey
32 months ago

Love and best wishes

JJ
$50
Johanne Jarlego
32 months ago

Get better Loki! Hope you get to eat some steak soon :)

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