Audi's Surgery Fund

$2,225 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 17 months
**EDIT** January 4, 2017

We have far exceeded our goal and no longer need donations!

Audi's surgery was yesterday and was successful. She is home, resting now.

When we picked her up from the vet last night, we were informed that the entire bill from her surgery was paid by an wonderful, generous, anonmyous individual!  We are overwhelmed with shock and gratitiude. This is the most incredible gift that we will ever receive.

As a result of this, we've exceeded our original campaign goal of $2500 by $2,000. We will only need to keep a portion to help with previous bills and plan to pay forward the rest to other animals in need unless  those who donate express a different wish. Thank you for all the support. This is proof of good in the world!



At the beginning of December, Audi started to limp. We brought her to the vet and after a series of X-rays, the doctor told us she has a completely torn ligament in her right knee (CCL) and a partial tear in the left. She also has arthritis in both knees as well as her lower spine. The doctor gave us pain meds and a sling to help make her more comfortable in the meantime, but she desperately needs surgery to correct both of her knees so she's not in constant pain. She's started walking around on only three legs and it breaks my heart!

We are not the type of people to take the decision to ask for help lightly. Audi has been a special needs kind of dog since the day we brought her home, but that has only made us love her more. We have done everything we can to improve her life, her health and her issues. 




As many people know, rescue animals don't come without their baggage. Audi came to us as a severely underweight, shy and fearful girl with a mouthful of broken teeth. We got her the medical attention she needed (she's now six teeth short of a full mouth!) and a trainer to help with her behavioral and fear based issues (separation anxiety and dog reactivity). We have  poured our time, our money and ourselves into this sweet girl -- into her training, improvement and happiness, so much so that we would do anything for her. She is our family. She's my best friend and my heart and soul. One of the loves of my life, which is why we can't watch her suffer. 

In a normal circumstance, we would not need to ask for help and honestly aren't the kind of people who are accustomed to doing so, but among other things, we recently ran into a major homeowner hiccup (our HVAC system needed to be replaced), and we are not in a good place financially. We would be drowning in debt without this help. 

Your help would mean the world to our family!

(as a sidenote: please see our update with the treatment plan and bills so far from our vet in an attempt to be transparent. )

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Audi's surgery was yesterday. All went well and she is now comfortable resting at home. We will spend the next three to six months working on getting her back to normal but we are happy to be on that path ❤️

When we picked her up from the vet last night, we were informed that the bill from her surgery had been paid in full by a wonderful, generous and anonymous person! ❤️ we are so beyond shocked and thankful. There are no words for that kind of gift. We'd like to thank that person from the bottom of our hearts.

In honor of the gift that Audi received, we would like to pay forward the majority of the funds raised for her. We will keep a small portion to help with her previous bills, but would like to give the rest to other animals in need.

If you donated and would like a refund, please send us a message. We are no longer accepting additional donations. Thank you all so much for your support!
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Knowing that many are skeptical about go fund me campaign fraud. We've decided to share the estimate for Audi's surgery and one of the bills for her diagnosis (X-rays). We we're able to cover a couple of other bills related to her injury and meds for it on our own so far and believe that we should be able to handle any bills related to follow ups during her recovery.

All funds will go toward her vet bills. However, if by some miracle, we do happen to raise more than needed, we will pay it forward to another pup in need!
The estimate for the surgery
The bill from my X-ray procedure
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We are so overwhelmed by the amount of love, support and kindness we have received since starting this campaign. I never imagined the kind of response we've received so far! We are so thankful for all the prayers, shares, good thoughts and vibes and donations! We are eternally grateful and so very lucky. It has helped make this stressful situation much easier.

Audi's surgery is scheduled for January 3rd. Wish us luck. We love you all! ❤️❤️❤️
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Lisa Pugh
17 months ago
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Merry Christmas, Audi! You have a good mom and dad and you're in good hands! We're rooting for you!

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$2,225 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 17 months
Created December 11, 2016
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Anonymous
16 months ago
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Michelle Trevino
16 months ago
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You'll be back to zoomies in no time! Sending love and positive healing energy! From @lucy_gracy

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Suzanne Salemink
16 months ago
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We wish you a speedy recovery pretty girl. Mr.Bats grampie and grammie.

PJ
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Pinecone Jansen
17 months ago
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Good luck tomorrow!!! You'll do great! -Pineconejansenpuppy

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Anonymous
17 months ago
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Jen Scatchard
17 months ago
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Merry Christmas Audi ~ 2017 will be a great year for you. ❤ finn (IG) thesweatypitter

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Taina Perez
17 months ago
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Hope everything goes well, Audi! Hugs and kisses... Cali

Lisa Pugh
17 months ago
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Merry Christmas, Audi! You have a good mom and dad and you're in good hands! We're rooting for you!

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