Donate to Dutchess
Organized by: Barbara Galvin
I'm trying to raise funds to help my beloved dog Dutchess. She's a senior citizen at 15 years old. She's still sharp as a tack which makes her current situation all the more heartbraking. I'm disabled & Dutchess is my companion animal. She helps me deal with my constant pain, anxeity & deppression. She's the reason I get up in the morning & attempt living a productive life. Dutchess & I have been together for 13 wonderful years & I hope to have a few more with her. Dutchess has always been a healthy girl until recently. She's started having tremmedous pain in her right front leg & her hips. It's truly awful to she my beloved girl in so much pain that she sometimes crys for hours. I'm desperate to ease her pain. I live on Social Security (SSI of $733 a month-$8, 796 a year) . Please understand I'm not complaining. I'm grateful for everything I have. Because of my limited income I 've found it next to impossible to get Dutchess the care she needs. I did sell some things ( anything of real value went long ago.) & got her to the Vet's. He was kind enough to give me some medication for her pain but I'm almost out of it & I don't know what I'm going to do then. Dutchess has to see the Vet a couple more times to get medication dosages right. She's going to need pain meds, antiinflamitory , joint supplements & thyroid medication.I don't have the money to do all that. I've tried to find animal charities who might be able to help but there's nothing here in Pueblo. We don't even have a Humane Society just Animal Services. All they do is write tickets, take away pets & kill them. When Dutchess first got sick I called them to see if they could help. They offered to come pick her up, throw her in one of those animal control trucks , hawl her of to the pound & kill her for me. I'd never been so horrifid in my life. I got my girl from a pound! The very idea that that would be her fate if they "helped" disgusted me. I don't have much family & what I do have live out of state & aren't in a position to help. Dutchess & I live alone. All we have is each other... Please, Please help me help my best friend. I love her so much !!!!