Tony the Dog's Medical Fund
He's doing well. He gets a little stronger everyday. He's off heparin now and is taking an oral medication instead. Dr. Blake said he's been very easy to take care of.
There is no update on when he'll be able to leave the hospital. His progress is steady but slow. Thank you for your continued support and prayers.
I can't believe we almost have enough money raised to pay for Tony's surgery. Anything above and beyond the $10,000 will be used for Tony's aftercare (which is going to be extensive and pricey). I visited Tony this afternoon, and he is doing well, However, he is still in ICU and has a very long road of recovery ahead of him. Anything that is raised that is not used for Tony's surgery and his aftercare will be donated to Vet Med at NC State for a fund that helps pet owners in situations just like this. I have only been at NC State for less than 3 months, but I can tell you that this is an EXTRA SPECIAL place.
Those of you who know me know what a special love I have for animals (and especially dogs). I would truly save them all if I could. While that's not possible, please never underestimate the impact you can have by just saving one.
Love to all of you!
Alta, NC State Vet Med has lowered the costs, and many of the staff and caretakers have personally made generous gifts (including some students). Also, the costs here are actually less expensive (even with travel expenses), and many people travel far distances (out of state) to have their pets treated here. My dog just had eye surgery, and the cost was less than half of what I was quoted to have the same surgery done in Rochester, NY. Tony's surgery took over 6 hours and you can't imagine the personal attention he is receiving. He has a team of experts surrounding him whenever I have been to visit him. It is an incredible place, but health care is expensive. They have a fund to help in cases like this, but all of the money in that fund is depleted. Please let's not say shame on them! If Tony had gone anywhere else, he would not be alive. They have done an incredible and beautiful thing, please let's not turn this into something negative. Best, Francine
My heart goes out to Tony, his family, the NC Vet School, Francine, all those who contributed financially & otherwise to Tony's care. Sometimes it's a comfort to know that all possible treatment was done, even though the end result was not what anyone wanted. Tony's life, though, was a gift to so many, as people all came together to support him and his family. May Tony's family know they are part of a larger loving community which supports them in their grief and holds them in our hearts. ♥
hi I’m a 14 year old boy named tony who has a husky dog and is in pain I’m not sure what this is but her ear is red and her body is red and black and she is a white husky i don’t know what to do right now my mom doesn’t know i did got this app all I want is my dog to be alright but I don’t want her to die... I’m sorry I’m typing it on here I’m also sorry for tony and his dog I will pray till they get better hope someone reads this have a good day
I have just come across this news. I am so very sorry to hear that Tony has not been able to overcome this horrific incident, and even sadder for his owner. My sincere sympathy to you ♥ :(
Yes, indeed, Tony's life was a gift to many. Thank you for pointing that out. Always count as a blessing any extra time you can get with unconditional love. So very sorry to hear the news. Peace to all.
I am so very sorry to hear the latest terrible news. Thank you, Ms. Cronin, and everyone else who stepped up to help Tony and his family. Witnessing so many acts of kindness is at least something to feel good about.
Can we have an update please? Has Tony left the Vet hospital?
Can the money be used towards the care of Tony and his owner? Thanks for letting others know that a pet is family.
Hey ALTA WEST WOOD- Unless you have spent any time or money at the Vet School ( I have BTW, repeatedly), chill with the negative press. They are on par, and actually less expensive in many regards than specialty Vet clinics. The way it works there is your pet goes in for say... kidney failure. It's a teaching hospital and your pet is on the rounds for all specialties, every day. So yeah, you're paying for kidney failure, but your pet is seen by the coronary team, the ophthalmology team, the dental team, the nutrition team, all of them; at no additional cost to you. Have a Happy Holiday. Best wishes for Tony and his human.
I love animals....that being said. I cannot believe that the learning vet school could not donàte their skills or at least. Lower the cost for this poor dog ....I had heard that they are very expensive..give me a break...NC State learning school...shame on you