Bugatti: From Trash to Treasure

UPDATE 10/15/18: Bugatti was rescued by Big Dogs Huge Paws, a Colorado-based rescue specializing in, well, big dogs, and is now in their care. He was safely transported from Oklahoma to Wyoming where he's beginning the first steps towards multiple surgeries to fix his hip and knees. We are officially ending his funding campaign here and thank you to everyone who donated to help this boy! If you'd like to make further donations for his care, please direct your donations to Big Dogs Huge Paws.

Bugatti: From Trash to Treasure

Bugatti was witnessed being thrown from a vehicle and dumped in a local park where he was picked up by the local animal shelter. This sweet year-old Cane Corso was lame in his back legs and had trouble walking. Oklahoma Alliance for Animals rescued him from the shelter and had an initial exam done where Bugatti was diagnosed with Grade 4 Patellar Luxation and was given a poor prognosis for long-term recovery.

We've sent his x-rays off to Cornell, where they do believe he can be successfully treated, but need to see a CT scan to assess his cruciate ligaments and the role hip dysplasia may be playing. OSU has the CT scanner we need and they can schedule him for a consult and scan just as soon as we raise funds.

Based on initial estimates, Bugatti's expenses could be:

• $120 CT Consult

• $800-1000 CT Scan

• $2,000-$3,000 Patellar Luxation (per side based on simpler fix)

• $3,000-$4,000 Patellar Luxation (per side based on complicated fix)

• $1,500-$2,500 Femoral Head Ostectomy (if he needs it for the hip)

• $10 a day for boarding at a local vet hospital

If Bugatti's injuries are on the severe side, we very well could be looking at $12,000 to fix him. We're starting for an ask of $7,000 in hopes the surgeries will be less complicated and he won't require the FHO surgery. Positive thinking!

In the meantime, we need a medical foster for Bugatti. Requirements are:

• No steps or stairs he has to navigate

• The ability to lift 100-pounds if necessary (he's a big boy)

• A place to recover away from other animals as his activity must be limited

• The ability to take him to doctor appointments as needed (if it's determined he's a good candidate, his surgeries will be approximately four weeks apart)

• An experienced Cane Corso owner would be perfect, but not required

Please help us get this boy fixed. Patellar Luxation can be incredibly painful and we don't want Bugatti to spend one more day hurting. He's already been discarded as trash. It's time we show him what a treasure he truly is.

TRANSPARENCY DISCLAIMER: We (Destiny the Pibble  and TylerDog Photography ) are raising money for OAA and all funds sent to us will be directed to them for his care and expenses. We chose this method given if we raise money for a charity through this method, we must use a third-party and it can take up to 45 days to disburse the funds. Bugatti needs them now as he needs his scan done soon as possible. 

TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIVING: If you would prefer to donate directly to OAA, please visit them online and designate your donation for Bugatti. Please note, if you donate through this campaign, it is NOT tax deductible; OAA donations are given they're a 501(c)3. Please let us know if you use this method so we can update the total as an offline donation. 

EXCESS FUNDS: If it's determined Bugatti is not a good candidate for surgery and he would suffer if left in this condition, OAA will make the final decision for his future. If there are excess funds raised and not needed for Bugatti, we will give them directly to OAA to be used for other dogs in need. If you do not wish your donation to be used in this manner, please let us know at the time of donation and we'll act accordingly.

To read his full story, visit Bugatti: From Trash to Treasure
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