About two years ago my family and I lost our 17 year old dachshund of old age. We were completely heart broken and our adopted dog, Brooklyn, needed a companion. We adopted Brooklyn because she was very sickly and had many health issues. She needed to have a permanent home, that would love and take care of her until her last day. We decided to go to a dog adoption rescue center to find a buddy for our Brooklyn. After a long week of searching for a dachshund we went to a large animal adoption fair in The Detroit Zoo's parking lot. That is when I heard Dax bark. From the moment I entered, I heard his bark, and I ran all the way to him. In a tiny little cage was a beautiful, 2 year old dapple dachshund named Dax that needed saving! We adopted him immediately, and he has been the best dog we could have ever prayed for! Brooklyn has a bestfriend that she snuggles every single night, and our family is finally whole again.
In the last week, Dax has been in excruciating pain. We took him to the vet only to find out that the doctors thought it was just some tissue that was torn. They put him on medicine to help heal him, and we were hopeful that it would be a quick recovery. Dax hadn't been jumping, walking, or doing anything other than sitting and he still wasn't getting any better... if anything he was getting worse. Last night my baby was screaming and yipping in so much pain that we took him to the vet again. The doctor did an x-ray on his neck and found out that he has severe calcification on the vertebrae in his neck from a previous injury that we were never made aware of when we adopted him. The doctor told us that he will not heal on his own and he will need surgery to be able to have a happy and healthy life again. The surgery can fix my puppy and give our family many more years with him. The surgery costs over $5,000 and we cannot afford to help him. Please, he means the entire world to me, and I can't lose him. I know he may be "just a dog" to some of you, but he is so much more than that. He is a blessing to our entire family, and we made him a promise to give him the longest and healthiest life possible. He is way too young and he means so much to us. If you can donate ANYTHING please... help my puppy.
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