My name is Erik, and this is my 11 month old Ridgeback, Sadie. In my struggle to transition from military to civilian life, Sadie has not only been a wonderful service animal, but my very best friend. She is the most loving and caring animal imaginable, and has the absolute sweetest temperament in a dog that I've ever witnessed.
Unfortunately, for nearly two months now, Sadie has had copious amounts of purulent discharge coming from her vulva. Some days Sadie is fine and we can take her out to play, and she will play with an energy like you can't believe. Most days, however, Sadie can't get out of bed. At this point, a proper diagnosis and prognosis are undetermined, as her cytology and blood work were negative and her ultrasound revealed only that her bladder is situated extremely far-back against her pelvic region. The vet has informed us that in order for Sadie to receive proper treatment, she will need at least one sugery. At several clinics, hospitals, and even veterinarian schools, the cost for Sadie's surgery has been quoted at the highest end of the spectrum.
Sadie is too young and too perfect an animal to be given up on. She deserves to live a long, healthy life, but she will need this procedure (at least) in order for that to be a possibility. Unfortunately, after all of the money we've spent on Sadie's health up until this point, we are dead broke: Even our credit cards are maxed out with vet bills. To make matters worse, we were denied for CareCredit due to our now high credit to income ratio.
And so we are here today asking for your help. Any donation(s) of any size that you might be able to give in order to help Sadie, will be greatly appreciated.