Old Yeller - Rugar needs surgery!

My neighbor is my friend. His best friend may lose his life if he does not get help soon.

My neighbor, Jay, is a good hearted yet impoverished man. Willing to help anyone Jay has helped me on multiple occaisions. He helped me build my back fence. I need to help him but I need your help to do it.

Rugar is Jay's dog, best friend, and only treasured possession. Jay himself is dying from liver cancer. I don't know his prognosis but from my experience as an RN this disease process can take years to finally claim his life. The pain of his condition and meager means relegates him to living off the good will of others. He and Rugar live in a single bedroom apartment given to him by a lifelong friend he made of the building's owner when he worked form him as maintenance man. He still manages to walk Rugar and search the alley for cans.

Rugar is 7, in overall good health, and very well fed (maybe too well!). His coat is full, thick, and yellow. His issue is that he has a massive tumor on his belly that simply must be removed. This does not keep him being the Goodest Boy ever. Rugar is a huge love bug and sweet to everyone he meets.

This pup needs help and I can't do this alone. Jay can find money and would pay you all back if given enough time, he's just like that. Rugar doesn't have time. It isn't yet but this tumor could soon threaten his life. I'm trying to keep him going so my neighbor can keep his friend for his last years.

-Full disclosure- I also have a plan for Rugar for when Jay does go. I have a friend with three young children that could use a wise mentor.

The surgery itself will run $1,200. There's bound to be more needed for meds, bandages, and possibly specialty foods so I'm asking a bit more. There's likely to be even more but I can help some. I live on a nurse's income and the little lady is a school teacher or we write the check ourselves.

Thank you for your time and thank you for your help!

Pictures to come.


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Bradley Jon 
Saint Louis, MO
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