Weʼre raising £3,000 to help a Veteran get his service dog the vet care he needs.
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Tim is my cousin. He served in the army for 7 years and was in Kuwait and Iraq. He was injured and has been left with damaged knees, spinal problems, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Along with all that, he also has PTSD.
Opie was originally with someone else as their service dog but he was too nervous of public transport to be of much help to her! Tim and Opie met and it was love at first sight and Opie became Tim's service dog.
Tim can no longer drive due to his injuries and he also has..... But having Opie in his life helps with his PTSD and gives him a reason and a purpose. Opie gets walks to the parks, playtime off lead, meets and plays with friends, and is happy to have fries over to the house when their people want to go away for the weekend. He's a wonderful friend and companion to Tim.
Unfortunately, Opie hasn't been well for a few days now. Tim took him to the vet and they did xrays. Though the xrays were inconclusive, the vets have determined that he has a blockage in his intestines and now he requires exploratory surgery. The vets had said that the surgery is $2500 up front and this is just out of the realm of possibility for Tim. He is medically retired on full army pension but it simply doesn't allow for these kind of emergency costs.
So, I am asking, on behalf of Tim and Opie, for your help. I am asking to raise $3000 to cover any ongoing costs of post-surgical care.
Unfortunately, time is of the essence as Opie is on his 3rd day of problems. So, please, share this and donate a few bucks if you can. Thank you in advance to any and all help you can give.
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