If you know me, then it's likely that you know my dog, Alfie. He's been with me for almost 5 years now, and this little guy is my world. He's a quirky puppy, full of burps and groans and unexpected spit-ups, but for the most part, he's been a healthy dog, loving life and bouncing around making friends with every person he meets.
Alfie needs surgery. He has bladder stones, a foreign object in his stomach, and a growth on his pancreas that is filling his abdomen with fluid. All of this individually would be much easier to treat but all combined makes things very tricky. The vet advised us that the best option is to open him up as soon as possible to hopefully get all of this taken care of and avoid the risk of him becoming septic.
The low estimate cost for the surgery is $4,000, and we need a deposit of this amount before they will perform the surgery. We have already spent over $2,000 on his medical treatment up to this point, leaving me with only a few bucks left over to put towards the surgery. There is no way that I will let Alfie go without this surgery, so I am trying to exhaust every possible option: selling anything I can in the next 12 hours, pleading with charity organizations that help in this kind of situation, and reaching out to my friends and family.
Any amount that you can donate, even just a dollar, will put me that much closer to making sure Alfie gets this surgery and that I will be able to cover any other costs associated with getting him better. Even if all you can offer is prayers and warm thoughts, it is so appreciated.
Alfie is the sweetest, most loving dog I have ever known. He saved my life. I honestly don't know where I would be if it weren't for his tiny little face greeting me every morning, and I can't even think about my life without him right now. Please help me help Alfie... this morning I woke up without him here, and I will again tomorrow - and I don't ever want to wake up without him again.