Sweet Lena's Eyes

Sweet Lena is a 6 year old Cocker Spaniel. She was surrendered to Saving Great Animals a few weeks ago. Her owners told us she was a sweet girl and in good health. Only part of that was true. When Lena arrived at our vet, we discovered that she was in very poor condition. She was smelly, covered in fleas and ticks, and had ear infections. The worst thing though was her eyes. They were crusty, weepy, goopy and very sore looking. She clearly had advanced glaucoma as well as severe infections in both eyes. She was put on a ton of medications but really needed to see an eye specialist. We took her to NW Animal Eye in Renton, who have been wonderful. They checked her out thoroughly and determined that her glaucoma was very serious and irreversible. Even worse, the pressure in both eyes was so high that there is no doubt that Lena was in severe pain. To do nothing would not only cause Lena tremendous pain, but could also cause Lena's eyeballs to spontaneously burst from the pressure. 

Today, November 1st 2017, Lena had surgery to remove both of her eyes. It was the only way to ensure that she would be pain-free. Her vision was already gone so this surgery was just to improve her quality of life. She is such a wonderful girl, so loving and so kind, so funny and so goofy. We cannot wait to see what she will be like when she is no longer in pain. 

Surgeries like these put a huge strain on our finances. Lena is not the only dog in need of expensive surgery and we just cannot keep up with the medical expenses without your help. 

Please consider making a donation to help pay for Lena's surgery. The bill we paid today was $2700, in addition to the $1800 we had already paid to have Lena vetted so far. 

Thank you for your support. 

  • Lynne Lukasunis 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
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    • $50 
    • 47 mos
  • Karen Koch 
    • $25 
    • 47 mos
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    • $30 
    • 47 mos
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    • $10 
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Jacintha Sayed 
Bellevue, WA
Saving Great Animals 
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