Paws and Help Felix
Organized by: Emily Dunham
Felix is a Min Pin who's had a rough life. I rescued him in December when he had only one day left at Animal Services. Nobody can agree on exactly how old he is or what he's been through. He has scars and missing fur on his right front leg, he's had sutures three times, and he's heartworm positive. He's still got a long road ahead with more medical treatment, but he doesn't let that get him down. He's such a sweet and energetic boy, as any of you who have met him know—a huge transformation from the scared little dog with kennel cough I brought home before Christmas. I've spent almost $2,000 on his vet bills since late last year, but it's worth every penny just to see him happy.
Unfortunately now Felix has a more urgent problem. He has been diagnosed with urethral prolapse, which means that part of the urethra has come through the external opening. It's uncommon in older dogs (and not common in his breed) so the vets are concerned the condition may be due to stones or maybe a tumor. We're not sure yet. What we do know is that the irritation from the condition causes Felix to bleed from his penis, which is very alarming and uncomfortable for him! His primary vet has recommended surgery (even before we start his heartworm treatment) to avoid more infection and necrosis that, if left untreated, could require him to have his penis removed completely. It needs to be performed by a specialist and it's going to cost around $2,800.
This procedure needs to happen quickly, which puts me in a difficult situation. I just don't have all the money now. I am approved for $500 in financing through Care Credit and I can come up with another $500 or so by the end of the week, but I need some help with the remaining $1,800.
Will you please "paws" and help Felix? Every little bit makes a difference, no matter how small. Felix and I are so grateful for your contribution to his good health!