Piglet is a 10 year old Mastiff mix who has become famous among family and friends for her smile. Unfortunately Piglet began acting differently over the past couple days: Off-food, Lame, Depressed, Discharge.
A visit to the vet confirmed that Piglet is suffering from pyometra and requires an emergency spay. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus that can occur when an intact female goes through multiple heat cycles without producing a litter.
Unfortunately, given the fact that I don't start my new job until February 1st, I have been denied financing options that cover vet care, and so I come to my community and ask for help in ensuring my baby's time with us isn't cut short due to this unfortunate condition. Piglet is currently home with antibiotics and pain medication, but this will only temporarily delay the inevitable without her necessary surgery.
The funds in total will be used for the emergency spay. It will cover her surgery, fluids, and sedation. The post-surgery care has already been paid for with what we did have, as the post-surgery antibiotics are the same ones we took home today after confirming the diagnosis through xrays.
It is imperative that we go forward with the surgery as soon as possible, and we (Shane and I) are doing everything we can to produce the funds ourselves, however, given the aforementioned employment start date, we are coming up dry.
Piglet has been the most major part of my life since she was born in my basement when I was 17 years old. She means everything to me and I can't imagine the future if I fail her in her most vulnerable time. Although Piglet is 10 years old, those who know her would have trouble describing her as anything over the age of 5. My spunky, beautiful and vivacious dog is likely to make to a full and comfortable recovery, returning to the puppy we are accustomed to and love deeply.
I understand that COVID has hit everyone hard, and would not even consider asking for help if the circumstances were anything but necessary for saving my precious dog's life.
I will be eternally grateful if you can help, whether that be through a donation or sharing this GFM in hopes that as a community we can give this beautiful girl the life she deserves.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Love and Light
Beckie, Shane, and Piglet
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