Aloha, this is Vinny. Vinny is a really sweet pitbull puppy who has had a difficult time lately.
Vinny injured his back right leg a couple months ago and didn't want to walk on it. So I took Vinny to the vet and after a $700 vet bill (x-rays, splint, pain meds, antibiotics, etc) there was no real diagnosis.
When taking Vinny home he seemed to get around ok until he started running. His back right leg would go up.
Back to the vet we went. We went to our original vet this time. We have known them the longest and wanted a second opinion. We moved in the last year so they are a longer drive but it is always well worth their expertise and great care.
When walking in, the vet knew! He was going to need a Patellar Luxation Repair. They couldn't do the surgery for three weeks. Vinny was to stay well rested until then. This vet visit was $400.OO
Vinny went into surgery and came out with them only having to suture his torn ligament. Great news!! $1,008.99 vet bill
Two weeks into recovery from surgery I took Vinny outside on a leash so he could go to the bathroom. From my knowledge it was just Vinny and I. ( Vinny is just over one and has a lot of young, sweet energy. He has had very little company from friends so he won't get too excited while in recovery) To our surprise our neighbor was in our backyard picking grapefruit! VINNY!!!!! He yelled! Good to see you!!! Vinny was able to jump with the foot of leash he had, slipped out of his harness and did a run around the yard in surprised excitement.
We later found out he ripped every suture.
Back to square one. Vinny had to go back into surgery resulting in a
$1,096.15 vet bill
The total big vet bill for Vinny's injuries are $3,200 today.
Vinny is recovering now and is 4 days into his last surgery.
Vinny also has a new collar that he won't be able to slip out of!!!
It is time for rest and relaxation for the pup so he can heal and soon return to the beach, his favorite spot.
I went back and forth on whether to create a gofundme page. I thought I can pick up another job, have a lemonade stand etc. These unexpected vet bills have been weighing on me a bit heavy so I thought asking for a little help might not be so bad.
There are a few rescues and causes I have donated to and donate to and have come to the conclusion that this will come full circle.
Thank you for your time in reading this!! Every penny counts and I appreciate your donation very much. If ever in the future you need my help, I'm your girl.... Well, I'll try my best
Aloha, Mahalo & Thank you!
Vinny & Lana
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