Surgery For Captain

Hello everyone,

We are a family of 5 (3 kids and 2 adults) living in California. Around a few months ago, we got Captain, and he quickly became an essential part of our family. The past months have been filled with joy, ever since Captain entered our home -- the house is always loud with laughter and there is always a friend waiting excitedly for us at the front door.

However, on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020, Captain, was hit badly by a car. My dad was preparing Captain for his morning walk, letting him out to use the bathroom before our family went to the neighborhood park. 

He was with my dad at close proximity, but as soon as my dad bent down to pick up Captain's stool, a car sped past, and my dad heard a giant "yelp" -- that was when the accident occurred. 

The minutes that then followed were packed with anxiety, anxiousness, and fear. Captain was moaning from the impact -- his face smeared with blood, and his body, sprawled on the road, trembling from pain. 

We surrounded him, unsure if this was going to be the last time we'd see him, unsure if his last moments were going to be spent like this, heavy with excruciating pain. However, to our surprise, a few moments later, his tail began wagging when he caught sight of my little brother who ran out of the house to see him. 

That was when we lost it and began sobbing heavily, we were touched that Captain, even in the terrible condition he was in, was still able to find happiness in being with us.

We are reminded every day that he loves us very much -- from his morning greetings to his tail that flails around uncontrollably whenever he sees us .. but this, truly, was a breaking point. 

During the car ride to the vet, I whispered prayers while my brother repeatedly exclaimed through the phone -- "Keep patting Captain! Make sure he doesn't fall asleep!"

We were able to get him to the vet safely, but every turn on the road resulted in a giant "yelp" from the back seat. We could tell that he was in a lot of pain. When we arrived at the vet -- he was rushed immediately to the emergency room and we were, once again, clouded with anxiety and fear. 

After ~2 hours of waiting, the vet revealed his status:
- There was a serious injury on his elbow that would require a complicated surgery ($7000 - $10,000)
- His lungs were slightly bruised and he may develop breathing problems 
- He received some trauma from the impact on his head 
- He would need a lot of pain medication 

The total cost (surgery, surgery tools, medications, etc) was estimated to be around ~11,000-~13,500 (photo evidence below).

Having heard all of this, we were left disheartened and depressed. Covid-19 has taken its blow at my family and currently, my dad is the only working member in my family. We are very determined to help Captain -- but the high cost of his surgery and treatment hinders our ability to do so. 

We came to gofundme in hopes of finding support for Captain. He is currently in a terrible situation, and as his family, we take it upon ourselves to do everything in our power to provide him with the care he needs, but the cost for his surgery is pushing the limits of our budget. We appreciate every donation and every prayer we can get. 

We truly love Captain as a family member of our own and we miss him very very much -- please, if you are a fellow dog-owner, animal-lover, or even just a person with an appreciation for pets -- please try and find it in your hearts to help bring Captain home to us.

Thank you,
Captain's Family.

50383752_1597296025757831_r.jpeg50383752_1597296040858766_r.jpegCaptain's medical bills -- estimated cost: ~11,000-~13,500
50383752_159727340754626_r.jpegCaptain with his best friend, Bebe

50383752_1597273489607509_r.jpegCaptain licking peanut butter from his kong toy 

50383752_1597273561241950_r.jpegCaptain - at 8 weeks with floppy ears and a smile


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Eva Chen 
San Francisco, CA
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