Chi Chi's Vet & Prosthetic Costs

$23,330 of $22,500 goal

Raised by 584 people in 15 months
One question we often get asked about Chi Chi is "How can I help?" One way you can help is by donating to her ongoing veterinary care and prosthetic expenses.  If you don't know her story, Chi Chi is a quadruple amputee rescued from South Korea.  We raised money for her initial set of prosthetic feet, but they have to be maintained and will eventuallly need to be replaced.  We also hope to improve and enhance her prosthetics as new technology is available. A recent advancement is a spring foot prosthesis - the shock absorption in the device takes stress off the stump. We would like to raise enough money to try this new design on Chi Chi's front prosthetics. We hope the new design will reduce the sores she gets on her legs which impact her mobility. 

Chi Chi also has Lupus. While there is no cure, the symptoms are treatable. The medication is expensive and she will need to take it for the rest of her life. In addition, she receives cold laser therapy from her vet.  This treatment is really helpful with healing and pain management for her limbs but is also costly.  

UPDATE 1/26/18
In Novemeber and December 2017, Chi Chi had 2 mast cell Skin Cancer tumors succesfully removed. We continue to monitor her daily for Skin Cancer and will treat her as needed. Thanks for the financial support as well as the thoughts and prayers for her.

All donations are kept in a dedicated account for her and will be used 100% for Chi Chi's care and expenses. Any amount donated helps!

You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram:

www.facebook.com/chichirescuedog/ 

www.instagram.com/chichirescuedog/
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A quick update on Chi Chi.... she has been doing well post radiation treatment and continues to be strong in her healing. Her spirit is good and she is enjoying lots of fun activities. We've increased our fundraising goal because this Tuesday, 6/26/18, she is going in for surgery to remove a tumor on her left thyroid gland. Hopefully she will get to come home that evening and we know she will recover quickly. She'll be resting and getting better for a few weeks. Don't forget to follow her on Facebook and/or Instagram @chichirescuedog.
Thanks again for all of your prayers and support! We really appreciate every email, note, text and message
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In Novemeber and December 2017, Chi Chi had 2 mast cell Skin Cancer tumors succesfully removed. We continue to monitor her daily for Skin Cancer and will treat her as needed. Thanks for the financial support as well as the thoughts and prayers for her.
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Susan Taylor
11 months ago
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Check out the story about ChiChi in People magazine. She is such a survivor!! and now is helping others as a therapy dog. http://people.com/pets/golden-retriever-therapy-dog-with-four-prosthetic-paws-cant-stop-spreading-smiles/?utm_campaign=peoplemagazine&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

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Kelsey Tyler
15 months ago
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Hi Chi Chi, Big Bob here! Asked my Mommy to send you some love from me since I can't really type :). Hopefully I will get the chance to meet and play with you and Quincy soon! Xo Big Bob the Heartthrob ♥

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Betty Jones
10 months ago
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Chi Chi should be included in the HSUS 2018 Hero dog of the year competition. Her cause should be to stop the yearly Chinese dog food fest.

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Thomas Niewiara
12 months ago
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What a heartwarming story

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Karen Marie Miller
10 months ago

God Bless you the Howell Family! God Bless You Go and get’em Chi-Chi Hugs and Kisses

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$23,330 of $22,500 goal

Raised by 584 people in 15 months
Created June 6, 2017
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KL
$20
Kayoun Lee
1 day ago

God bless you!

VP
$50
victoria pennington
4 days ago

Hope you will continue to fight!

CP
$50
Carmina Price
20 days ago

God Bless you all. I remember when you first brought her home. Such a beauty and an inspiration to us all.

CC
$100
Camille Chasteen
21 days ago

Praying and voting every day!

$25
Teri Alsip Bushofsky
25 days ago

Just a little bit to help. God bless

JG
$50
Jennifer Garrett
28 days ago

Chi Chi is a true inspiration and you her family are just incredible. Please know you and Chi Chi have made a positive impact in my life and the life of many others. God bless you.

Susan Taylor
11 months ago
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Check out the story about ChiChi in People magazine. She is such a survivor!! and now is helping others as a therapy dog. http://people.com/pets/golden-retriever-therapy-dog-with-four-prosthetic-paws-cant-stop-spreading-smiles/?utm_campaign=peoplemagazine&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag

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Kelsey Tyler
15 months ago
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Hi Chi Chi, Big Bob here! Asked my Mommy to send you some love from me since I can't really type :). Hopefully I will get the chance to meet and play with you and Quincy soon! Xo Big Bob the Heartthrob ♥

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Betty Jones
10 months ago
1
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Chi Chi should be included in the HSUS 2018 Hero dog of the year competition. Her cause should be to stop the yearly Chinese dog food fest.

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Thomas Niewiara
12 months ago
1
1

What a heartwarming story

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Karen Marie Miller
10 months ago

God Bless you the Howell Family! God Bless You Go and get’em Chi-Chi Hugs and Kisses

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