Help Defray Persey's Medical Bills

I've been friends with Danielle since college and have followed her on her adventures since. She has gone on to become a Veterinarian in the United States Army, having served in multiple countries and states along the way.  

On October 1st Danielle's dog, Persevere, Persey for short, also known as the chocolate dog, fell ill after eating a large amount of medication she knocked off a high counter. As Danielle started detailing Persey's story, I reached out and asked about setting up a GoFundMe to help with Persey's increasing medical bills.  I'm hoping we can all pitch in and help Persey persevere once again. I am grateful for any help, as is Danielle.

For more of Percy's story please keep reading:

Persevere (“Persey”) is a 10 year old female spayed chocolate Labrador Retriever.  Persey earned her name when she was brought to Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine as a puppy and was nearly put to sleep due to having Parvo virus.  She survived that ordeal and has gone on to be the biggest personality in the room ever since, having lived all over the United States and in England, with her mom a Veterinarian in the US army.  As one of the most food-motivated dogs ever, we often laugh about what the “chocolate dog” got into from her counter surfing past-time.

On Monday, October 1st, Persey knocked over a bottle of Carprofen (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory that her sister takes for her arthritis) from a high counter and ate the entire contents.  There were approximately 180 tablets – a three month supply – and a very toxic dose considering that toxicity signs can be seen at 22 miligrams per kilogram.  Her dose from this amount was nearly 400 miligrams per kilogram.

Persey was immediately treated at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine.  She has received two Total Plasma Exchanges as an attempt to filter out the drug.  While her initial blood work showed a decent response to these procedures, she is now facing severe gastrointestinal signs as well as having developed aspiration pneumonia from her regurgitation.  We are continuing to help her fight for her life and live up to her name by continuing with aggressive supportive care and round-the-clock nursing care in the ICU.

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    • $55 
    • 33 mos
  • Danielle Vient  
    • $25 
    • 33 mos
  • Colleen McCarthy 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Charlee Crowley English 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Melissa Lively 
    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kathleen Pennington 
Houston, TX
Danielle Diamond 
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