Help Duke

The beloved family dog Duke has torn his ACL and needs surgery. My father, Joe has never asked for donations for anything in his life, but Linda and I can't accept that Duke has to be put down when there is another option. So Linda and I are on a mission to help Duke. Linda has gotten several vet opinions, and unfortunately it looks like Duke has fully torn his ACL and surgery is the only option at this point. He's only 6 years old and could live many more long years. We're refusing to put him down and doing whatever we can to afford the surgery. The smallest amount of money you can pledge will help, anything you can give for the worlds most amazing dog.

Duke is a big teddy bear, loves his belly scratched and loves his car rides with Daddy. This dog is hands down the best dog the family has ever owned. He wouldn't hurt a fly, let's little kids play with his ears, always stays in the yard no matter how long he is outside, and goes everywhere with my dad.

Please note that the money is in the form of a PLEDGE, if we don't raise enough money, you WILL NOT be charged. If we can't raise enough money, then there is no point in accepting the donations. Your account will be charged on December 11 or when we meet our goal.

We have 60 days to raise enough money! Please help. Any amount will help. If you've ever owned a dog, loved an animal, or just believed in miracles. Duke's surgery is tentative on these funds, so if we reach our goal before December 11th, then he can get the surgery sooner! The sooner this surgery can happen, the better. Duke has already lost almost 15 pounds in 8 weeks since the surgery and is basically immobile in his back end due to the injury. Time is of the essence and we need this surgery to happen as soon as we can! He is pretty much hopeless unless he gets surgery. Please don't let us have to put him down, he means the world to out family and had touched so many hearts.
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Laura Mayhan 
Oakham, MA
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