Bentley the bulldog's medical bills

On March 1, 2014, our regularly healthy 8 year old bulldog, Bentley, began getting sick and would not eat or drink anything. After two more days of this we brought him to the veterinarian. They found a mass in his abdomen, putting pressure on his lungs and stomach. They took him overnight to get fluids in him and do some x-rays. The x-rays showed a dark mass that they suspected to be cancer. The two options were to perform a high-risk surgery or have him put down. Bentley is family, we opted for option one without hesitation.
After waiting anxiously for hours, we got the phone call saying they found a "foreign body" in his intestines, not cancer!!!! Yayy!! They were able to successfully remove a section of his intestines and begin his rehab. He was up and walking within two days, and beginning to look like his old self again. By the end of the fifth day we received a phone call from the vets office. Bentley had taken a turn for the worse, fluid had built up in his abdomen. They needed permission to take him in for a second surgery to drain the fluid and find the source. Again, he would be a high-risk patient. They were given permission to continue immediately.
Today, March 10, Bentley is once again recovering. He was sitting up the morning after the surgery and looking well. He will be recovering at the vet's office for the next few days. The vet bill is at $7,800 and growing each day.
We are now asking for your help with the vet bill. The estimated bill is approaching $10,000. A $1,500 deposit was put down for the initial surgery, but now we need your help. Please donate whatever you can, every dollar will help. Thank you so much!!

  • Jeff Weakes 
    • $20 
    • 84 mos
  • Kate Laurent 
    • $10 
    • 86 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 86 mos
  • Rich Demeule 
    • $300 
    • 87 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 87 mos
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Denise LeBlanc 
Kittery, ME
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