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.