Hi. My name is Emilia. I'm 14 years old and my dog, Merle, is my best friend. He is a blue heeler and we do everything together. This morning, someone hit Merle and left him for dead. They didn't stop or come find us. I found him by the barn. The vet said that he has broken bones and a lot of road rash from where he was hit. I don't know how he made it back from the road to the barn except that he knew to come and find me. The vet said that we could either put him down or give him a surgery that would fix his leg. He's my best friend and I have to try to save him. I begged for the surgery for him, but $2,500 is a lot of money, especially in a big family with money being tight from everything in the world. If you would be willing to help with the cost of Merle's surgery even if it's just $5 I will bake you cupcakes or rake your leaves or shovel stalls. I just have to give Merle a chance. Dr. Town said that he thinks that Merle could make it through the surgery because he's young and they're pretty clear breaks and not shattered. I have to try. If you do want to help Merle and me, I would really appreciate it. Thank you from Merle.