Axel's Vet bills

Axel was a 5 year old husky. We took him into the vet and he was diagnosed with a bowel obstruction. He's our family and we were willing to do anything and everything for him. So we decided to give him a chance to fight, and he went into surgery to remove the obstruction. Surgery initially went really well, and he was recovering fine. Things were looking up. Then last night things took a turn for the worst and he started to have some complications. He was miserable. So instead of selfishly putting him through another surgery and not knowing the outcome- we made the hardest decision of our lives and put him to sleep peacefully. We gave him a chance to fight, and unfortunately it just wasn't enough and his time on this earth had to end too soon. But he is no longer suffering, and thats whats important.

However, even though we lost Axel we still have a very extensive vet bill from him being in the ICU for a few days. The total is about $4,500. I know a lot of people probably think thats crazy to spend on a dog- but he is basically our child and we would do anything for him. We are reaching out to friends and family if anyone is willing to donate towards these costs.  Anything helps!

Thank you to everyone who has reached out these last few days and offered thoughts and prayers. We appreciate everyones support.


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Kaylee Stoetzer 
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