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We are the Laarous family and would like to share our grief and upsetting tragedy our dog had to go through and now the dreadful thing hes having to experience. We ask you to be kind and caring, we ask you to be thoughtful and relate if you have an animal. We thankyou for your patience and your time.
Leo was born 25th march 2016. He was so small and the most cutest little puppy we had ever laid eyes on. He grew on me and my family very quickly, we didn't know it but we slowly fell in love with him and the way he was. His character was more then just special, it was amazing and terrifying at the same time because he was such an energetic dog, we have 3 other animals, two cats and another dog. Our other dog is nothing like leo, hes laid back and relaxed, calm and mostly just loves to bark eat and sleep. Leo on the other hand runs around the house and make funny sounds and cries for more food after hes done. Leo made our family whole, complete and very happy. He grew up and showed us so many things that not all of us knew about animals, he was a danger to himself as he became more and more attracted to the outside world.
On the 5th of june my dad had taken the bins out and thought he closed the door, not realising the door had opened a little bit leo quitely walked out and ran off, my dad had no idea and walked back inside thinking leo was upstairs. My mum heard a dog cry 2 minutes later and we went outside to find leo in the middle of the road, he had been hit by a car on his spine and back legs. I took leo to the vet and they said he could have a spinal problem due to him not moving or feeling any pain, they assessed him and came to the conclusion that he couldnt feel any sort of pain due to him not moving his legs atall when they touched it in certain areas. He wasn't himself, he wasn't wincing in pain as much as he did when he got hit and he wasnt moving as much either. He was still, the most energetic, happy young dog we know so well is lifeless laying there wondering where it all went wrong, he just wanted to have an adventure yet he now cant walk. They got confirmation with another vet for him to be taken there and have more assessments, we immediately took him there and they told us that leos right leg had reflexes and was moving a little bit but the left leg wasnt moving atall and they feared that he had a spinal injury. They did a scan and it showed his lungs were filling up with blood, he was bleeding into his abdomen, leaking into his prostate and his pelvis has completely detached. They called us the next day after he spent his first night there, they said he didnt get worse. Our hearts broke for the way hes been suffering, they said theres a chance he could die but if he has surgery he has a chance to live so we want to go forward with surgery but theres only so little my family can pay for. I dont start my new job yet and not everyone gets paid enough to be able to afford the treatment which is up to 6000, people in my family have taken out loans of up to 5000 because the whole treatment costs 11,000 but they wont let us go further then 5000. We need to raise 6000 by the end of this month preferrebly before hand, its a quite a short time period but if we do this Leo will have surgery then he will come home next week to rest for 6 weeks, if his leg doesnt start moving in those 6 weeks he will need it amputated which is another 3000. Were asking for 6000 from the public, we need your help to save our young boy. I know its alot of money in a short period but if you could share this after donating it helps spread the word quicker. Please save little leo, he is more then just a pet, a bestfriend or a ally, hes a brother to me and my siblings, hes an uncle to layla, and hes a son to my parents. We treat him like hes one of us because he is and he wont ever stop being one of us. We love him more than anything in this whole world and will give everything we can to keep him on this earth. We dont want to put him through pain but we know he deserves a chance to run wild and live a happy life like he should be doing and we want to give him a chance, please help us give him the chance he deserves. Help Leo live.
Thankyou for taking your time to read this and if you donate to Leo then thankyou for helping to save his life. We owe you ours.
The Laarous Family.
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I am 20 and I’m a nursery assistant. Our family loves Leo and are dedicated to getting him better regardless of the costs. We’re thriving to make this work and we ask for your help to do so.
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