Saving Callie

$4,800 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 53 people in 29 months
Callie is a 5 month old puppy that we adopted from rescue in November, after a long struggle with finding the right one after losing our sweet Toby last year. We must have gone through a million photos on Petfinder to find "the one" and knowing we could never replace Toby. It was a heartbreaking process until we found Callie. After such a painful loss, Callie somehow managed to wiggle her way into our hearts with her shy silly ways. Toby had a heart condition, and he passed unexpectedly, and we were very cautious to try to find a healthy, young puppy because we knew we couldn't handle the financial and emotional burden of taking on another special needs dog. Callie was the perfect match.

Our world was turned upside down on Sunday when Callie began twitching and her gait became unsteady. We rushed her to the hospital, were sent home and then had to rush her back when she quickly went downhill. After 2 nights being hospitalized and a battery of tests, we learned that Callie had a liver shunt and needed surgery in order to have the chance at life that she so deserves. Of course, we wanted to move forward, but Callie's shunt is within her liver, and the surgery is so intricate that every specialty hospital in the area directed us to AMC in New York City as being her best chance. We promised Callie that we would do everything we can to save her, but we can't afford the surgery she needs. Callie's surgery needs to be done immediately to give her the best chance. Doctors are confident that with this surgery, she can live a long, healthy life. Without the surgery, she will pass away.

We can't imagine our family without Callie, and we just can't bear another loss, but we need your help. We would never ask for anything for ourselves, but we need help to be able to save our sweet Callie. Her medical expenses have been over $2,000 already, and surgery is estimated at $8,000. We are applying for every grant we can find, and if we find help, we will lower our goal. We are working with a special needs rescue, A Pathway to Hope, so your donation to Callie will be tax deductible.

Thank you for any help that you can give. We just can't give up on our girl. Our heart breaks looking at this photo of Callie and Maddie, but it also makes us determined to do everything we can to save Callie so that they can grow up together.
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Callie had her procedure this week! She is home and is doing really well! She has tons of energy and is eating lots! Our family is so thankful for all of you and all of your help to give our sweet girl a chance at a normal, healthy life.
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With all of your help, we were able to raise the funds needed for Callie's surgery! We are all so excited to give this special puppy a chance at a life she so deserves. Her surgery is scheduled for the end of April! David, Maddie, Callie, and I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for all the love and support we have received since receiving her diagnosis. ❤
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Over the past few weeks, A Pathway to Hope rescue has held a couple of events to help us raise funds for Callie's surgery. With all of their support, we are closer to our goal amount and the ability to get Callie the medical procedure she needs. All we need is $1000 and we will be able to give Callie the life she so deserves. Please consider donating or sharing Callie's story. We can't meet this last step of our goal without all of you. Many thanks from the four of us for all your love and support! ❤
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Callie and Maddie have become the best of friends! Callie looks for Maddie everyday while Maddie attends school and Maddie is constantly asking for Callie. Callie loves to give Maddie lots and lots of kisses! We are so close to our goal so that Callie can receive her surgery and grow up with Maddie! Please consider donating or continuing to share Callie's story so that we can reach our goal and get Callie the medical procedure she needs! ❤
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$4,800 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 53 people in 29 months
Created January 25, 2017
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$2,000
Anonymous
27 months ago
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$225
Sharon Bojcik
27 months ago
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Such a sweet puppy. I hope you get the surgery you need and have a long and happy life.

$75
Maria Kucyna
27 months ago
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Keeping Callie in my prayers and hoping her goal is met for her surgery. Will be checking for updates!

CF
$25
Chris Ferraro
28 months ago
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Much love to Callie!

GH
$100
Giovanna Helton
28 months ago
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Hope Callie feels better soon.

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$50
Sandra Huggins
28 months ago
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$45
April D'Andrea
28 months ago
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$15
Cynthia Hebert
28 months ago
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