Horrible Dog Attack on my Harry
On 5/1/17, I received a HORRIFYING call from my neighbor telling me my neurological dog Harry, was being mauled by another dog and she was killing him!
My dog Harry, who is a rescue, has neurological problems. I rescued him when he was just 4 months. He has terrible seizures that are controlled by medication. He has been my adopted baby for 6 yrs! He's a very sweet loving boy and does not have a vicious bone in his body, neither towards a person or dog . I love him dearly and he is a priority in my life, he sleeps with me every night.
That unfortunate day, Harry wanted to find another place to hang out, but he had the misfortune of pushing his way into the side gate where another dog stayed. This all ended in life threatening injuries.
Meanwhile, Harry unable to fight back and helpless, sustained terrible injuries (around his neck, chest, legs, just horrid puncture wounds all over-which missed one of his lungs and he had torn muscles that had to be repaired in his legs). Thank God for my neighbor being home because I was 45 min away when she contacted me crying Harry was being killed, she saved my Harry. I had to quickly think of the closes place to take him right away because Harry was bleeding out, and to my surprise Sherman Oaks Veterinary are charging me unbelievable outrageous charges. I thought veterinarians were supposed to be compassionate. I realize it’s a business they are running, but there’s a difference between gouging and charging something reasonable for the work they did.
As Harry was being worked on, the bill just kept growing and continued to grow while his stay in hospital! $500.00 a day for four days, I believe is very extreme.
My situation is I have chronic health issues and limited amount of money coming in so just trying to make my ends meet monthly is difficult, now with this I have no idea how I can add another bill to the ones I have. ):
Harry's bill came to $5000.00+. I am putting my pride aside and asking for any kind of help from whoever will help me in this time of need. Whether it’s $5, $10 or $20, it all adds up. He has a long recovery ahead of him: his care in the hospital was with IVs, draining the blood from his surgery, medication and who knows what else to expect to get him to a healthy state. As it is, he’s very traumatized!!
Harry is now home, as of yesterday. He’s healing comfortably, but not eating or drinking as of yet so have to force feed him. He has always had nightmares because of his shelter experience since rescued, I hate to know how he will be now, sadly.
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- Jim Plannette
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- Melissa Macfadyen
Sherman Oaks, CA