911: Squeezer the Wonder Pug

$21,835 of $25,500 goal

Raised by 363 people in 41 months
As many of you know, I do my best to run Rockit Ranch Rescue and Sanctuary, with a whole lot of help from our dear friends and donors.  I was forced to retire from the practice of law due to a series of severe equestrian injuries and  am now wholly dependent on Social Security and minimal income from legal work.  At Rockit Ranch, I care for 5 dogs, 14 cats, 2 horses, and Gringo, one very stubborn donkey.  One of the most precious additions to the family was a loving little dog named Squeezer, a pug who was found running down a busy street in a nearby town.  She was picked up by animal control and adopted by me about a year ago.  She immediately became a beloved member of our crazy family and has brought all of us so much joy.  On February 20, 2106, in a totally unexpected and unforeseen development, she was diagnosed with an extreme form of diabetes -- diabetes ketoacidosis -- one of the most extreme complications of diabetes mellitus that can be experienced.  She was hospitalized immediately, and the initial stay to stabilize her insulin levels, is estimated to cost almost $900.00.  We recently had to raise almost $5000 for the amputation of Trip's foreleg (an Aussie who was shot), and even the regular maintenance costs of the ranch and the animals are always more than I can manage on my own.  The hard truth is that emergencies like Trip's and Squeezer's simply cannot be met without your help.  Squeezer will require daily insulin injections, a special diabetic diet, daily ketosis testing, and a host of other costly care, and the only other option is euthanasia, which is out of the question.  Please know that this is not a case of keeping an elderly or incapacitated dog alive out of sentiment -- she is very young, vibrant, joyous, loving, extremely active over all 8 acres of the place, and, most of all, she deserves a fighting chance at a long life.  I hope you will help me give her that -- God knows, she has given me so much already.  This is a huge challenge, considering how many other animals I care for, who also need care that I cannot presently afford, but I am going to continue to do my best for all of them.  Thanks for being such wonderful friends.  Keeping on with gratitude,  Sally.
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So, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? I just learned that Medicare will cover only that part of my upcoming cataract surgery that they deem as “medically necessary,” which means that I cannot have the procedure for correcting my astigmatism and the rest of the serious vision problems that are theoretically correctable with glasses after the surgery. The procedures I cannot have, unless I can raise the funds myself, cost $2500 per eye for a mid-grade corrective RKA surgery, or $3600 per eye for the “one-surgery-fixes-all-problems” operation. I am scheduled for the bare bones, Medicare-approved operations on 8/27 and 9/8 for the left and right eyes, respectively. You guys know that I have never tried to raise money for myself, despite having a pretty challenging year medically, or anything at all except the animals and their immediate needs here at Rockit Ranch Rescue and Sanctuary, but it occurred to me while worrying and praying in the middle of the night that I might actually be able to get the operation I really need, if I could enlist the help and support of my friends here on Facebook. If this is the wrong to try to do, please forgive me – I don’t have any other options except to accept inferior corrective care – and I don’t know what else to do except to give the alternative a shot. I have turned the results over to God, and to you, and will also tell you this in the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE: If I am unable to raise enough money for even the mid-grade surgery, your donations will be used for Rockit Ranch Rescue. If this is not agreeable with you, please either do not donate, or tell me via direct message or email to smrlaw@gmail.com and I will refund any money you made in error. I will assign a deadline of AUGUST 25, 2018 to raise the money I need for the surgeries, and I am trying to raise between $5000 and $7200 in the next two weeks, which may be an impossible task. Thank you for understanding, and if this strikes you as a terribly wrong thing to do, please feel free to tell me. I appreciate the input. (I am running this campaign through Squeezer’s page because people tell me that the link always works the best and I have used my allotment of five campaigns on GoFundMe for the animals’ veterinary care and other emergencies already.) I will be reposting this note daily because the time is so short – I hope I’m not messing up with your trust!
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They say the link is working again -- S.O.S. going out across the world -- the fear quotient is HIGH!!!!
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Well, my precious friends, it’s time to get real serious about my upcoming surgery and what it means for me and all of the animals here at Rockit Ranch. On July 2, I will be having a lumbar spine fusion, with an extra segment involved, the insertion of two spinal fixation devices, and the decompression of my spinal cord. This means, among other things, that I will be out of commission for a bit—don’t know how long yet—and I have to make sure that the animals are cared for while I am in surgery and for the road back. (My angel neighbors will be helping all of us.) What it means, most urgently, is that I have to lay in supplies for all 16 animals IN ADVANCE, including hay and grain, so that the neighbors have what they need to keep everything running here. What it means for you is that I am going to have to come to you for help once again, because there is no way I can buy everything I need for at least a full month or two without BIG-TIME HELP from all of you. I apologize in advance for being relentless this coming week, but I have to raise as much money as I can as soon as I can, and then get everything ready to be AWOL for as short a time as I can manage safely. (Hold your questions, please, I will know more after my pre-surgery visit to the doctor on the 28th.) PLEASE help with a donation if you can, share if you can’t, and know how grateful I am for both. Sending much, much love from all of us, as ever. xoxoxoxo
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Well, my precious friends, it’s time to get real serious about my upcoming surgery and what it means for me and all of the animals here at Rockit Ranch. On July 2, I will be having a lumbar spine fusion, with an extra segment involved, the insertion of two spinal fixation devices, and the decompression of my spinal cord. This means, among other things, that I will be out of commission for a bit—don’t know how long yet—and I have to make sure that the animals are cared for while I am in surgery and for the road back. (My angel neighbors will be helping all of us.) What it means, most urgently, is that I have to lay in supplies for all 16 animals IN ADVANCE, including hay and grain, so that the neighbors have what they need to keep everything running here. What it means for you is that I am going to have to come to you for help once again, because there is no way I can buy everything I need for at least a full month or two without BIG-TIME HELP for all of you. I apologize in advance for being relentless this coming week, but I have to raise as much money as I can as soon as I can, and then get everything ready to be AWOL for as short a time as I can manage safely. (Hold your questions, please, I will know more after my pre-surgery visit to the doctor on the 28th.) PLEASE help with a donation if you can, share if you can’t, and know how grateful I am for both. Sending much, much love from all of us, as ever. xoxoxoxo
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Robin
1 month ago

There is a guy on FB using Squeezer to try to raise money. He is having it sent to a Paypal account. His name is Joseph Schwarz https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schwarz?__tn__=%2CdlC-R-R&eid=ARDf0eu7BXTmQd_j0zC405FxVeUd7nQpiy663X73ikQvzeLN0rkA-VidV_2m0RDRkEbrkPihdjUbwjuK&hc_ref=ARQghlBuejDpzqp0agD1cFGYVENLDMj_DVT-W_TTUxiGDJWExshR1lflQ3-hzlg32yY

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Sarmad
2 months ago

Please help me save my cat lulu. I really appreciate anybody who can help me in my campaign for my cat lulu who’s been diagnosed with feline lymphoma cancer and I need your help, I need to pay her medical bills, and also please share my campaign too. My campaign is: Help me save lulu (white cat). Anything would do, every little bit helps.

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$21,835 of $25,500 goal

Raised by 363 people in 41 months
Created February 21, 2016
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$50
Bill Hamilton
1 day ago

Sorry this is so late, Rockit Kidz, it was supposed to be for the 4th of July! Now it's for the Moon Landing 50th, I guess!

TW
$100
Toby Wolf
3 days ago

Hi Sally.. I hope that all is good!

$20
Linda Shields
4 days ago

I'm glad I can help I have a few others that I have to go back and forth on every once in awhile and share the love, love our little ones.

DO
$100
David Overly
11 days ago

A new take for the horses!

MG
$25
Mark Gunderson
11 days ago
SK
$200
Shelley Kreutzmann
12 days ago

Sally has a huge heart for animals I’m need of a home.

KR
$50
KARLA Rai
12 days ago

I believe we are wholely responsible for all living things ~

$25
Anonymous
14 days ago
$10
Anonymous
14 days ago
CC
$50
Carol Cassara
14 days ago

I think Sally does great work.

Robin
1 month ago

There is a guy on FB using Squeezer to try to raise money. He is having it sent to a Paypal account. His name is Joseph Schwarz https://www.facebook.com/joseph.schwarz?__tn__=%2CdlC-R-R&eid=ARDf0eu7BXTmQd_j0zC405FxVeUd7nQpiy663X73ikQvzeLN0rkA-VidV_2m0RDRkEbrkPihdjUbwjuK&hc_ref=ARQghlBuejDpzqp0agD1cFGYVENLDMj_DVT-W_TTUxiGDJWExshR1lflQ3-hzlg32yY

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Sarmad
2 months ago

Please help me save my cat lulu. I really appreciate anybody who can help me in my campaign for my cat lulu who’s been diagnosed with feline lymphoma cancer and I need your help, I need to pay her medical bills, and also please share my campaign too. My campaign is: Help me save lulu (white cat). Anything would do, every little bit helps.

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