Weʼre raising £4,000 to Give Winnie, a 12 week old puppy her eyesight
- Portsmouth, UK
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Me and my husband brought a 10 week old labradoodle puppy recently and we have named her Winnie. She is the most gorgeous puppy and we instantly fell in love with her and she fits in with our family so well. The seller unfortunately wasn't so honest with us reassuring us constantly that the puppy was healthy and had no medical issues.
After getting Winnie vet checked ourselves we were then refered to an eye specialist which cost us £190 just for a consultation alone. Winnie has been diagnosed with congenative bilateral cataracts. Since it is a pre-existing condition from birth we are not covered on her insurance and surgery has been quoted as £4000 plus aftercare fees.
We have tried to make contact with the seller on numerous occasions with no success, which implies that the seller was aware of Winnies condition! We now have been left with a puppy with little to no eyesight... she does bump into things quite often. The vet has stated that if she does not have surgery, as she gets older she will bump into more things and there is a high chance that later on in her life she could lose her eyes completely.
Me and my husband have recently got married and brought our first home together, as much as we love Winnie we just cannot afford the cost of the surgery that she needs and deserves. That is why we are trying anything possible to try and raise the funds for her. We have never done anything like this before so it feels strange asking people that don't even know us to contribute, But it would be so appreciated and could give our little Winnie her eyes to see the world.
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