Help “Boopie”, Emergency Move To Oz

A year ago I moved to Australia to live with my partner. I left my dog “Boopie” with my parents in Long Island, New York, because he was attached to my mom, and I didn’t want to put him through the stress of moving countries. Plus, it’s super expensive! Then on September 2nd this year, just 2 weeks ago, my mom had a major stroke. She has been in ICU for 2 weeks now, and she has a tracheostomy tube and a PEG tube, and at the moment she can’t eat, talk, or move most of her body. My dad has been driving to the hospital twice a day, taking care of my dog, and visiting my mom. His own health is declining, and he can’t give Boopie what he needs. He certainly isn’t getting the love that he was when my mom was there. And my mom won’t be able to look after him again - her recovery is unknown.I flew home to New York last week, to help my dad, and be there with my mom. And it’s now obvious to me what I have to do. I won’t re-home him - I have worked in animal shelters for the last 10 years, I rescued Boopie when he came to my work in NY - he was sent to NY from a kill shelter in California. He is a highly anxious special needs dog. There is no way I would put him back in a shelter. I have lost the mother that I knew, I don’t want to lose my dog too. He is one of the only reasons I’m smiling at the moment. I have missed him so much this last year, having him with me would make my life complete.I am organising to bring him to Australia to live with me, and it’s going to take 6 months. Australia has strict quarantine conditions, and he has to have a bunch of tests in the USA over the next 6 months before he can fly here, and spend 10 days in quarantine here. I haven’t been working for the last year, my partner has been supporting me financially, and we are now living in debt. We have put it to the universe to provide us with money, and job opportunities to raise funds and save up to pay for this. We need around $5000 to cover the vet visits, crate, medications, flight, and quarantine (which is $2000 alone) to bring him here. Some people don’t understand why we would spend this money to bring a dog here. He is our family. It is non negotiable. We don’t have human children, our animals are our world. We really hate asking people for help, but, here we are. If you can donate anything, big or small, even just $5 - it would help us and humble us so incredibly much. If you want to send us your email address, we would love to send you a Photo of him loving life down under! And we will absolutely pay it forward.
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Diane Tumbrello
Wistow SA

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