When my kids were growing up, the oldest was best friends with a set of twin girls down the street. Lauren and Ashley practically grew up at our house, and I have always considered them as sort of my own (sorry, Lori!). These girls are now in their 20s. They’ve graduated college, and have grown into beautiful, intelligent, kind adults. Ashley became a teacher, and Lauren is in graduate school studying psychology at Marshall University. Both young women make my heart sing!
Recently, Lauren rescued a little dog – a beagle, who wandered up to her one day a few weeks ago without an address. Lauren took him to the vet, found the owner and with a heavy heart returned the little guy. That was mid-January. It is now mid-February, and the scumbags who let this little guy just wander away, decided they didn’t want him. Just like that. Apparently, the sweet little guy needed medical attention, and they weren’t willing to provide.
So Lauren stepped up, and little Oliver is now her pup!
But, Oliver’s medical problems didn’t go away. The list of procedures is not overwhelming, but for a grad school student still looking for a job, Oliver’s bills can seem insurmountable! So Lauren set up a GoFundMe site to help with Oliver’s medical needs.
Unfortunately, due to his mistreatment before he reached our home, he needs quite a few medical procedures. Some of these medical procedures we were aware of and others we were not. To ensure that he has the best quality of life, he will be undergoing surgery on February 27th, 2014.
List of procedures:
4 Teeth Pulled
Cherry Eye Surgery
Skin removed (possibly cancerous)
Pre-Blood Work for Surgery
Vaccines (Lyme disease, Bordetella, 2nd distemper booster, Leptospira)
Antibiotics/Pain Medicine for After Surgery
Lauren told me that she was willing to sacrifice whatever she needed to get Oliver well, and the vet says this little man will be perfectly healthy after all these procedures are done! The entire thing will cost about $900, and I am committed to helping Lauren and Oliver to reach that goal!
I know I ask you guys for a lot of help for these poor abused, mistreated, neglected, lonely animals, but this one is more personal to me. I know Lauren, and I know her heart. I know how much she is willing to sacrifice for this tiny little creature that stole her heart away.
I know I have a lot of readers on this site. I know some of you come for the politics, some come for the military stuff, and some of you come to bask in the glory that is my invective (OK, I may be kidding on that one a little), but if you would… please… just contribute a minute amount ($5, $10, $20… anything!) whatever you can right here, you would be helping a little dog who once was abandoned, but now has found someone to love and care for him!
Just click on this link, and give whatever you can! Any amount – big or small – will help get Oliver the help he needs! $900 may not seem like a lot, but to a young woman just starting out, working on her degree, it seems like a fortune! If just a few of you went over and donated a few bucks, she could easily reach that goal and help Oliver get better!
So I’m asking you today, as fellow human beings, as those with a heart and soul… please help heal Oliver!