Alpha & Cory's Recovery
Thursday morning, after taking my dog Alpha on a walk, my brother and Alpha were attacked by a wandering pitbull in our front yard.
My brother Cory wrestled the pitbull away from Alpha with the help of a neighbor, and then rushed Alpha to the vet.
Alpha had to surgery to repair his open wounds, receiving staples in his ear, staples and stitches in his upper arm, and stitches in his lower paw.
My brother Cory had to go to the hospital to receive stitches on his wounds as well, including his arm and leg.
Additionally, my brother received a round of rabies shots, and must return to the hospital for second, third, and fourth rounds of rabies shots.
The vet bill alone has been $1300, not including the follow up visits to remove the stitches and staples. We haven't even received the hospital bill for Cory's visits yet.
We obviously do not have this kind of money laying around - it's a struggle to pay for these bills, but we are responsible pet owners and want the best care for our baby Alpha, and Cory too. It is unfortunate for us that not everyone else can be responsible pet owners, too. But we don't wish any harm upon the other dog or it's owner - we just need all the help we can get to get this taken care of. Anything helps and is GREATLY appreciated.
**Update** I wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone who has donated, shared, and sent us love! Cory still has to get a few more rounds of rabies shots and have his stitches removed, but he’s recovering well! Alpha got his staples removed today because the vet told us his wounds were looking great and there was no sign of infection!! He’s still finishing up his antibiotics and pain medicine, but he’s healing great, and he can’t wait to be fully recovered so he can get back to his routine walks and playing outside! We’ve made $1300 in donations so far, which covers *most* of Alpha’s vet bills. We still haven’t received Cory’s hospital bills yet, but thanks to everyone’s kindness, compassion, and generosity, he will be able to have some peace of mind in knowing he doesn’t have to pay for ALL of this alone, and I know he is so grateful and appreciate for that - and so is Alpha, and the rest of our family!!