Save Lennie

On September 17, 2020 Lennie went to the vet for a Urinary Tract Infection. She was given medication that, just a couple of days later, had her back to her bouncy, happy self. Or so it seemed.

Last night (September 24) Lennie had to be rushed to the vet when it became clear she was unable to pee. At present she is still at the hospital. while it thankfully turns out she does not have bladder stones (as I feared), there is need for further tests.

I have an incredible aunt and uncle who have very generously covered Lennie's first round of treatment. However, as they are both retired, they are only able to help so much.  Lennie requires further further testing as the vets are not sure what is causing her internal blockage.

I am asking for $3000 to cover the rest of Lennie's treatment, as well as GoFundMe's campaign fees.


Lennie and I have been together since she was a puppy. In that time, she has taken part in agility and been certified as a therapy dog (careers unfortunately cut shot by her distaste for other dogs). In spite of this, however, she adores people and brings joy to pretty much everyone she meets. She loves getting dressed up, whether it's halloween costumes, bandanas, or just her own collar. She is also a big fan of saxophone.


I know this has been an extremely tough year for everyone, but if you could help in any way we would be incredibly grateful. Lennie is only 8, and I hope we can spend as many years together as possible.


Update: September 26:

Lennie Update: She is coming home!! she is finally able to pee on her own, and her urinalysis pointed to a bacterial origin for her uti. It will still be a month or so of medication, but for now I'm cautiously optimistic.
In terms of the Go Fund Me, I am going to leave it up for now, because I want to make sure we're out of the woods. Any funds raised will be used for either further care or paying back my aunt and uncle for the first round of treatment. Any help will be deeply appreciated.

Once again, I know it's been a vicious year for everyone; please do not feel obliged to donate if you genuinely can't. Thank you so, so much for everyone who has reached out.


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Heather Istace 
Calgary, AB
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