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Help This Adorable K9 Fix His Canines!

Organized by: Justin Gumina

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Justin Gumina via Crowdrise
August 27, 2015

We've just hit $1,100- thank you so much! We're just 375 away from our halfway mark- continue to share Marcus' story and help get us there! See More

EVENT DATE Oct 02, 2015

THE STORY:

Hi everyone! Thank you for checking out our page, it's for a very good cause!

***For donations up to $10, please follow this link to our PayPal donation page. Any amount, large or small, is greatly appreciated!***

Just 36 hours ago we brought home an adorable 3 year old miniature poodle-mix we've named Marcus. We are fostering through a local small breed rescue group with the intention of adoption and making his forever home with us! He went him to the vet today for a checkup, and we were given some pretty sad news. Over 50% of his two bottom canine teeth, as well as his two upper incisors, have snapped off, exposing the roots and causing some pretty awful puppy pain. While he does not show outward signs of pain (brave boy!), it impacts his ability to eat and drink comfortably, and if left untreated, will only worsen with time.

How did his teeth wind up this way? The rescue group we are fostering through in turn rescued Marcus from a pound, and is unsure of his story, but the mostly likely cause of this damage is from aggressive chewing on the bars of a cage (We have NO idea who could keep this adorable little guy locked up- he's such a goof that wants nothing more than perpetual belly rubs!).

The most common treatment for this condition is a simple tooth extraction, which can be easily managed on the top teeth, but the bottom canines run so deep into the jaw, removing them could severely weaken the structural integrity of his little bottom jawbone. The only solution to ensure the safety of his jaw and lessen his pain is a double root canal. The estimated cost of a double extraction AND a double root canal is approximately $3,000. Yikes!

As a recent graduate and a current student, this expense is far from within our means. We are able to contribute several hundred dollars of our own money, but want to work with the rescue group to fundraise the remaining amount. The rescue group would also have to fund raise in order to make this surgery possible, so we've decided to help them out and ask our internet community for a helping hand. This rescue group does incredible work helping little dogs find their forever homes. Please, help us make this adoption possible, and help greatly improve the quality of Marcus' life!

$1,340

 

112% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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  • Jeff and Jazz

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sammy, Dave, and Waverly

    $25

  • Beth

    $75

  • Claire H

     

  • Rachel, Greg and Marcus's friend Scout

    $50

  • Vanessa Niven

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeanine

    $100

  • Deb and joe G

    $50

  • Denise & Ryan & Marcus's friend Mia

     

  • Bottom, Beatrice & Bridget

    $10

  • Alison Donnelly

    $10

  • Jordan

    $10

  • Mary

    $10

  • Bootsie

     

  • Elizabeth

    $25

  • IN LOVING MEMORY OF BORIS, BETSY & BAXTER

    $100

  • Max Rotsansxy

    $10

  • Samantha Streuli

    $10

  • Rachel Palis

    $40

  • Julianna

    $20

  • Leah magnus

    $20

  • Tim and Kaz

    $20

  • Peter

    $20

  • Seamus Sullivan

    $20

  • Clair and Mike Meyers

    $100

  • CONOR DWYER REYNOLDS

    $20

  • Justin Tubiolo

     

  • Arian

    $10

  • Steve Scott

    $25

  • Gaby Garcia

    $10

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Donor Comments

Gaby Garcia

Gaby Garcia

DONATION: $10

Just because this dog is beautiful and deserves to be fine and happy!! :) 2 years ago

Steve Scott

Steve Scott

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Arian

Arian

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Justin Tubiolo

Justin Tubiolo

He's a lucky puppy to have you caring for him! 3 years ago

CONOR DWYER REYNOLDS

CONOR DWYER REYNOLDS

DONATION: $20

IN MEMORY OF BUGGLES 3 years ago

Clair and Mike Meyers

Clair and Mike Meyers

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of our sweet Doogan. 3 years ago

Seamus Sullivan

Seamus Sullivan

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Peter

Peter

DONATION: $20

Table Fitzgerald Kahn 3 years ago

Tim and Kaz

Tim and Kaz

DONATION: $20

In loving memory of Diego Kubota 3 years ago

Leah magnus

Leah magnus

DONATION: $20

Go puppy go! 3 years ago

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