Oscar’s Ear Surgery

Oscar arrived from China in October last year. He’s the sweetest boy and has been growing in confidence since he arrived, with the help of his big brother Buster who has settled him in, and shown him the ropes. They’re now firm friends, inseparable.

Oscar was rescued in June last year from a shelter where he’d ended up after being taken off a meat truck. It’s impossible to know what he went through before he was taken off that truck but suffice to say he had probably never known any kindness and only known a lifetime of fear and pain. But, Oscar is a survivor.

He has some lasting effects, to say nothing of the psychological damage of his torture, he has a big scar on his tongue, too, and shortly after he arrived, we noticed Oscar having problems with his ears. He has end stage ear disease from chronic inflammation. One of his ears sits a little lopsided because of the scar tissue. At first, we were referred to a veterinary dermatologist and he was prescribed medication to reduce the inflammation. We’ve also tried a hypoallergenic diet. But we always knew that we might end up at the last resort of surgery. Sadly, that’s what we’re facing now and the bill is going to be £10,000.

Heartbreakingly, a CT scan confirmed that Oscar needs to have his whole ear canal removed in both of his ears. The procedure is called Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA). He absolutely must have the surgery to relieve his pain for good, but these costs are not covered by our insurance because his ear problems are deemed pre-existing.

So, we’re asking for your kindness, and your help for our Oscar. He’s such a loyal and unassuming boy. After all he’s been through, the least he deserves is to be comfortable.

Donations

  • Goregous George Raffle 
    • £350 (Offline)
    • 27 d
  • Jacquelynn Schoenack  
    • £30 
    • 29 d
  • Deborah Johansen 
    • £20 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • £20 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Jenna Linwood 
Organizer
Shinfield, South East England, United Kingdom
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