Save Tiger

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Raised by 229 people in 46 months
My name is Johnny Marsh and my best friend is a dog called Tiger.
I found Tiger wandering the streets of Handsworth six years ago. He was two years old, a beautiful Akita. He had a family, I took him back to them, but they didn't want him anymore because he was too big. I took him back to my flat and called the rescue centre, who said they'd pick him up the next day. By the morning, I'd decided to keep him, and he's been my pup ever since.

Tiger has been with me through all the ups and downs. Lately, it's been tough, but having him as my only constant has helped me through a very bad time in my life.

A month ago, Tiger couldn't get up. He was crying and his legs wouldn't work. Since, he's made little improvement. He can get up, with some difficulty, but his legs don't work properly and he falls over a lot.

Tiger has had an MRI scan showing a slipped disc which has breached his spinal chord. He needs surgery on to remove the damaged material.

Tiger is covered by insurance that I have paid for the last six years, like any responsible dog owner should. Unfortunately, it only covers £4000 of vets fees. The projected figure is somewhere between £9000 and £11000, including Tiger's medication, vets visits, specialists, x Rays, scans and surgery.

I have managed to pull together around £4500 myself. This is literally everything I have and it is with no hesitation that I use this money to fix my dog.

I have thought long and hard about asking for donations, but there could be countless complications, after care, medication, rehab etc which could cause the full cost of Tiger's treatment to spiral out of control. I have therefore decided to swallow my pride and accept the help that people are willing to offer.

What will the money be used for? It will be used to cover any complication or additional cost resulting from Tiger's surgery. Throughout this, I have been as transparent as I can and I will always post invoices etc for everyone to see.

If there is any excess, I would like to donate this to the Friends of Akitas Trust (reg charity no 1128641
http://friendsofakitas.co.uk). Akitas are a difficult breed to re home, as they get so attached to their owners, and not everyone researches them before they get them. This charity specialises in rehoming Akitas, and they gave me such a lot of help and advice when I first found Tiger.

Tiger's Facebolm page is www.facebook.com/savetiger59

Thank you in advance

Johnny and Tiger
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Tiger's MRI scans...
The bulging disc is where the mouse pointer is
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Raised by 229 people in 46 months
Created October 1, 2015
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£10
Anonymous
45 months ago
£10
Briony Haddrell
45 months ago

Big kisses Tiger xx

AC
£10
Alison Clifford
45 months ago

Xx

£5
Anonymous
45 months ago
KV
£10
Keisha Vaughan
45 months ago

Get well soon, Tiger! xxx

LC
£10
Lisa Cox
45 months ago

No shame in asking for help. Tiger is a beauty. Best of luck and a big hug for tiger. X

TP
£10
theresa paton
45 months ago

good luck tiger xxxxx

£5
Helen Taylor
45 months ago

For a toy for Tiger. :)

£15
Gareth Hickman
45 months ago

Top man Marshy. Wish you both all the best.

LB
£5
Lottie Betts-Claydon
45 months ago
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