Help Bring Willie Home

My sweet 2 year old Willie was hit by a car 5 days ago. I watched it happen and now I can't stop replaying the accident in my head. I immediately raced him to Animal Medical Center in NYC and they have been working miracles on him each day. It didn't look hopeful at first. The blunt trauma of the accident pushed his organs up his body into his chest, bruising his lungs and making it hard to breathe. There was the ventilator and the MAJOR surgery to sew him up inside and then put his organs back in place.  The pup has crossed some huge hurdles  and complications, and now, on day 5, things are finally looking up but he is not out of the woods completely.

     I've had a few dogs, and I've loved them all very much. Willie, however, has completely stolen my heart. An Aussiedoodle, he is beautiful, affectionate, funny, incredibly smart, and very energetic--before this, I'd never seen him run out of steam. I don't know if it's the shepherd in him, but it's difficult for him to let me out of his sight. In two years, he has helped me get through some of life's biggest challenges. 

   I'm hoping that you'll help me pay the bills for Willie's hospital stay and the rehab he still needs. (Some of his injuries haven't been fixed yet!) I'm a retiree, making ends meet  with the usual soc. security and tiny pension, and I do have a part-time job working for a non-profit, but it pays less than minimum wage and won't help to make a dent in any bills.

   When one gets hit with an unexpected financial bill like this, it turns your world upside down, and it's hard to focus on the things one wants to--loving the dog and taking care of him and myself (out of shock and pain, Willie chomped down on my hand and wouldn't let go---it is healing!!) I have never asked anyone for a nickel, but now feel it's necessary. I'll be forever grateful for your help and Willie will send kisses. Thank you for listening. LET'S PLEASE BRING WILLIE HOME!
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Karen Mender 
New York, NY

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