Hey y’all, about a month ago I was given Chase. A friend of mine found him on the street and he needed a home so I took him in. He was an absolute sweetheart. Loved my daughter and my other dog.
I had got him on Friday night and by the next day I started seeing blood periodically around my apartment. Thought hmm that’s strange. By Sunday I witnessed him peeing blood. Legitimately peeing straight blood. I took him to the emergency vet and they told me it was a bad uti. Thought hmm that doesn’t seem right but okay. That bill was almost 1,100$… I was already in deep but I didn’t want to give up.
the next day I called out of work to give him meds and take care of him. He wouldn’t eat, he wouldn’t take his meds. He continued to keep peeing blood. I spent hrs and hrs cleaning blood off my floor. I took him to the er vet again. They immediately saw how bad he got and said “we need to hospitalize him now”. I said do whatever you need to do I just want him better.
by midnight I received a call from the vet saying “it’s not a uti, he has rat poisoning.” Keep in mind by the first time I had taken him there they scanned him for a chip and he had one and they called the owners but the owners never answered and never called back. They didn’t want him. Chase had to have a plasma transfusion, I said yes. He could barely walk at this point.
I picked him up that morning having to have the vet help me carry him into my car to take him to my primary vet to continue treatment. I carried him out of my car and cried in the parking lot. He had blood all in my backseat. Couldn’t walk. The look in his eyes just called for help.
The vet looked at me and said he needs to go to a 24/hr vet that can monitor him. I said how much is that going to be? They said about 2grand a day… I told them I couldn’t afford that and asked what else I could do… They said if I don’t take him there he’s not going to make it. The poison was so far in his system that he wouldn’t have made it.
I made the decision to put him down. I cried and cried but I know he’s in a better place. He’s not in pain anymore. But with that said I’m over 3grand in debt for helping this sweet poor I had rescued. I only had him for 4 days and fell in love. When I told my daughter she said “mommy, he’s not hurting anymore, he’s with Jesus”. We broke down crying together.
All I’m asking is for some help. Anything will help. From one Good samaritan to another, please. I need help. I can’t afford these bills but I just wanted to whatever I could so he wouldn’t be in pain.