Minka Needs A Vet

Organized by: Lisa Blackburn

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Minka the German Shepherd is our family's faithful companion of 8 years. We and our three children, ages 5, 11, and 14, love her to bits, as does just about everyone who meets her. Minka even gets along with the family cats! Unfortunately, poor Minka has another tumor on her mammary gland. This is the second time. The vet warned us once they have one they often get them again.

So, here we are with tumor number two. I noticed it a couple of months ago, but we couldn't afford the cost of having her examined, getting the surgery done, the medications and boarding her at the vet's office overnight. We kept thinking we'd be able to do it in a week ... in a month ... but unexpected expenses kept popping up. My husband got into a wreck (not his fault) that totaled his car, and my car broke down costing us $1,200 to fix. Now, the tumor is nearly the size of a tennis ball and it is beginning to bust through Minka's skin.

Besides the tumor, Minka has been experiencing hair loss and skin irritation on her back, and she seems to have some sort of infection around her mouth. She really desperately needs IMMEDIATE veterinary care, and we simply cannot afford it at this time. We have never, ever used any sort of crowd funding site, but we are reaching a point of desperation and figure it's worth a try. Will you please help Minka? She can't wait much longer. It's making us sad. :-(


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Lisa Blackburn

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