Zoey's Massive Pelvic Surgery

I'm not usually the one to ask people for help when it comes down to it, but in this case, Zoey is the most loving dog I have come across in a very long time. When something is extremely heavy on your heart, you just feel like you need to do anything and everything you can to see that such an appreciative dog such as Zoey receives a second chance at life. The night of November 7, 2014 I was driving down highway 22 about 4 or 5 miles away from highway 49 in Flora, MS going towards the town of Edwards. I just so happened to be driving behind the driver in his truck who accidentally ran over Zoey with his back two tires. I am assuming she ran right under him as he was driving by. Out of impulse (being a recent graduate from the vet technology program at Mississippi State University) I quickly turned around in the middle of the road, hoping that it wasn't too late to offer her any help that I could. She cried out for help when she first spotted me stepping out of the vehicle. When I stood away from her at a distance for a good 2 minutes, she was quick to realize that I was only there to help her. I approached her and she automatically started licking my hands, and as I sat down beside her she mustered up just enough energy (can't bare weight on either hind leg) to scoot up right against my legs and lay her head in my lap. Of course she was suffering from shock, so I knew she quickly needed medical attention. I was there for about 10-15 minutes before 2 women stopped and offered their help. I accepted and one of the women had informed me that she lived right up the road and she was willing to call her husband to bring a towel to wrap her up in for the transportation to the emergency clinic. When he arrived at the scene, we all 4 worked as a team to lift her very carefully, trying not to put too much pressure on her back end. I have already paid half of the amount it was going to cost to seek the medical attention that was needed in order to figure out the next steps to be taken. Radiographs were shot and Zoey is in desperate need to receive massive pelvic fracture surgery. The right side of the pelvis needs an iliac wing and the left side needs a sacroiliac luxation (for dislocation). She also has some pneumothorax (air build-up in the chest cavity making it harder for her to take smooth, deep breaths), but this is not the main concern of the doctors here. The amount of her surgery will add up to a possible $5000 total and the owner says that he would allow her to be mine if I could find a way to afford her surgery. It is obvious that since I am fresh out of college and have only been working as an official tech at MS state vet school since June 1, 2014, I do not have the funds that this surgery requires in full. I have been and can continue to put forth as much money as I can, but that is all I can offer. As of now they are keeping her on pain meds, but she is in extreme amounts of pain. Surgery is a must, and needs to be performed as soon as possible. I know that it is short notice, but this dog already means the world to me. Zoey girl deserves another chance at life because of her will to stay strong through this traumatic accident. She is a spayed female/hound mix around the age of 2 and many years to go, if surgery is performed. It would be greatly appreciated if donations were given for Zoey's massive pelvic surgery. I don't exactly know how I would repay anyone who may be interested in helping me, but I promise to give back somehow. This is extremely heavy on my heart and I am just trying to give her another chance. This is my calling in life and maybe the reason I have been rejecting adoptions up until this point is because this was the whole plan all along. Everything happens for a reason. Please just at least take the time to read over this and consider to help, whether it be a small donation or just to pass on the word to others! Any amount would help out! Thank you all!
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    • $25 
    • 78 mos
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    • $20 
    • 78 mos
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    • $50 
    • 78 mos
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    • $25 
    • 79 mos
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    • $35 
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Organizer

Hannah Purvis 
Organizer
Clinton, MS
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