Help Fund Colt’s Emergency Surgery

On Monday, April 10th I noticed that Colt (my sweet, huge hearted fluffy English Mastiff) was not his goofy self and wouldn’t eat anything, not even ham, greenbean casserole, or mashed potatoes. Within a couple of hours he rapidly got worse, and he could barely even walk. I rushed him to the vet, and they did blood work and took some x-rays. The blood work came back clear but the vet said the radiographs were inconclusive because she couldn’t tell if there was anything wrong. She gave me a disc with the radiographs and a $500 bill and told me to go to Four Season’s Veterinary Specialists. The vet at Four Season’s told me that there was some concerning areas on the radiographs but they needed to get a better look. That required a $400 ultrasound with which they found a complete blockage in the small intestine. I was informed that he needed emergency abdominal surgery as soon as possible because the small intestine was so bruised that internal bleeding and rupture of his small intestine had a high chance of occuring within the next couple of hours. The vet estimated me $5,500-$10,000 for best case scenario: if they got in there and it was an easy surgery with not a lot of damage to the intestine. However, we already knew that it was pretty bruised so this probably wouldn’t be the case. I immediately started bawling because I knew I couldn’t afford this surgery. I knew I only had a couple hours to decide before he started bleeding internally, so I asked her if there were any other options. She called a couple other emergency vet clinics and we found one in Fort Collins that estimated $4,000-$10,000 worst case scenario, better than Four Season’s best case scenario. I left Four Season’s with a $400 bill to go to Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and Rehabilitation Hospital. Colt got his emergency surgery last night from 9pm-2am, but I have to have all of the bill paid for before I am able to pick my sweet boy up. I don’t know how much the surgery cost yet because it depends how long it takes him to recover and how long he has to stay there. He is still just a pup and he is literally my bestfriend. I never would have imagined paying this much for a surgery, but I couldn’t live with myself if I just let him die. If you can find it in your heart to donate, anything helps. If not, prayer for a fast recovery would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all so much.

With love,

  • Gracie Welch 
    • $200 
    • 35 mos
  • Kozitza Family 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Susan & Westly Wormell 
    • $25 
    • 38 mos
  • Megan Roeder 
    • $5 
    • 38 mos
  • Brittany Spano 
    • $50 
    • 38 mos
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Madison Driscoll 
Loveland, CO
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