Spencer the sick rescue Staffy-mix

My name is Maggie and this is for our dear friend Li Kaplan and her fur baby Spencer.

Spencer is a rescued Pitbull/Staffy-mix from Kent County Animal Shel ter. After spending 6 years of his life chained up on concrete, he met his new adopted (forever home) mommy Li who adores him to death!!

For the last year, Spencer has been in and out of vets and emergency clinics due to a number of medical conditions, the most recent being a reoccurring infection deep inside his mouth that is multi-drug resistant (meaning they have been unable to find an antibiotic to kill the infection). Spencer’s case has stumped every vet they’ve met with.

Even after surgery (removing several teeth), several rounds of antibiotics, many test, various rounds of bloodwork and meeting with an internal medicine specialist. Spencer and Li still haven't been given a diagnosis  for his condition.

The internal medicine specialist believes that the infection is deep within Spencer's jaw  and as such, has referred him to another specialist that specializes in canine jaws In Grand Haven, MI.  Spencer’s primary vet (Dr. Stutphen) believes they are on the right track to finding a cure but has communicated that the infection most likely will warrant numerous rounds antibiotics that will need to be given in a hospital setting. 

Li has accumulated a mountain of medical (vet) bills and without being able to continue Spencer’s care (due to low funds) she will be left with no answers and his condition will decline. Spencer and Li need to continue meeting with these specialists to get the answers they need and get Spencer on the road to recovery. I love and adore Spencer (he’s my little peek a poo doggie’s best friend) to death and will stop at nothing to get him well again. Spencer is Li’s life and she’s been selfless and put his needs before her own.

With the mounting vet bills and the future ones to come it’s been a struggle and I want to set her mind at ease so she can focus on getting her baby well again.

All funds will go to Spencer’s past and future medical bills. To give you an idea, this month alone Li has spent close to 3000.00 on medical bills. She has a line of credit specifically for Spencer which is currently maxed out. Anything you can do to help Li and her fur baby will mean so very much.  

Donations ()

  • Bob Johnson 
    • $200 
    • 27 mos
  • Harold Wheatley 
    • $25 
    • 27 mos
  • Amanda Doherty 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
  • Kim and Dan Taylor and Carlson 
    • $10 
    • 27 mos
  • Donna Fiebelkorn 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Maggie Kramer 
Organizer
Grand Rapids, MI
Li Kaplan 
Beneficiary
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