Save our friend (Toby)

Hello there!

My dogs name is Toby. A specific dutch race (Frisian Stabij).

He is 4 years old now, born on 15 April 2016.

I got him when he was 8 weeks old. 

All has been fine and we'll :) he even went to day care, 2 times a week, where humans with mental disabilities spend all day with Toby (before corona).

Since 6 months he started coughing so we took him to the vet, where it turns out he has a PDA (a vein that should have disappeared shortly after birth). Meaning his hart has to pump extra hard and his longs are starting to fill up with fluids..

The sad part is, that a lot of dogs have this at birth and it's an easy operation. But while Toby has been on checkups every 6 months, for his shots so that he could go to the special day care. Meaning in 8 times, they never checked it. So as soon as it became clear, i took him to the best animal care there is in Holland (Academic Animal Hospital). Now he is 4 years old and the operation is a lot more dangerous, even when performed by specialist, also because his hart has had a rough few years..

The first invoice was ~ 500, for x-rays etc. The operation itself cost ~3.900,-.

Sad thing is, the first operation failed cause the balloon shutting off the vein, didn't stick.. so they had to stop.

Next Tuesday (24/11) they will do another attempt, costing another ~ 4.000,-...

My question is, as a first time crowdfunding, please help us out a bit. You also give the people with mental disabilities a dog to remember for many more years.

If there is something you would like in return, a special picture or anything that's doable, just let us know.

With kind regards

HK Brandsma & Toby,




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