Help Save My Best Friend Jess

This is my best friend Jess. We've shared our lives together for 10 years, since she was taken on from a family that couldn't keep her and had her penned up in a tiny area all day. Some of you may have met her and know she is a mischievous but lovable pup. Jess and I are now desperately seeking help.

Jess has just been diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism - a rare condition in dogs, where small benign growths on her parathyroid glands in her neck cause dangerously high calcium levels in her blood. This is completely curable with an operation and a few days hospitalization to stabilize her calcium levels. But at a cost of somewhere between $3000-$5000. Left untreated, she will suffer kidney failure or neurological problems as calcium begins to damage her tissues and organs. I was originally quoted far less for the op, but there was a mis-communication (I was incorrectly quoted for something completely different) and now I am suddenly dealing with the fact that, despite being easy to cure, I cannot possibly afford it.

I moved to the USA a year ago with her and her little friend Mikey. Sadly all credit options I have looked at here I am declined because I "lack credit history". I am so tired of working so hard for so long and now can't even help my little girl. I am desperate not to lose my best friend. I really do not want to do this, but I have run out of options. I am turning to you my family, friends, and maybe even the kindness of strangers to donate a little towards this life-saving operation.

What's $5.00? A pint of beer? A burger? I hope if I can get enough people to give just a little, I can raise enough to get Jess the operation she needs before her health deteriorates and have to give up the fight.

If I do not raise sufficient funds in time to save my Jess, I am going to donate all that is raised here to the American and UK societies for prevention of cruelty to animals (ASPCA & RSPCA). I will not let Jess suffer if I can't get her the help she needs in time.

Even if you can't donate, let's face it things are pretty grim for most people both sides of the pond at the moment, could you please spare 2 minutes to share this campaign on your Facebook, Twitter etc.

You can donate here securely and, if you wish, anonymously. You can donate from anywhere in the world - US, UK, it doesn't matter.

I have a consultation with a surgeon on October 31st to get a full estimation of the cost and will update this campaign accordingly. I will keep updating on her progress - I don't yet know how long she has before I have to let her go. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I truly am sorry I have to ask.
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Amy Ellison 
Ithaca, NY
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