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Sterilize Chumah the Mastiff

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BENEFITING: ROTTS N PUPS RESCUE INC

EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2013

Jessie Bohanan

THE STORY:

Please help us raise funds to have Chumah the mastiff sterilized! He weighs
Chumah is a 140lb mastiff mix that was rescued from a bad situation as a 10 month old pup (now around 2 years old). Due to recent studies that show neutering dogs is actually not healthy for them and the bigger the dog the worse it is for them, we are looking into getting him vasectomized.
He has been to the vet for a pre-surgery exam and now we just need the funds to get the procedure done! The vet clinic is an hour and a half away from us so I am using a lot of gas going back and forth. I have chosen Brookwood Animal Clinic in Jackson GA because they are the only ones "near by" that have actually preformed vasectomies on dogs and I want it done correctly.
I am a responsible owner and can manage an intact dog. We go to obedience classes and Chumah doesn't have those "intact dog" issues everyone always warns about. He is a gentleman and just needs to be sterilized as a precaution since I am about to move next door to a dog breeder. We want him to keep his sex hormones for health reasons and neutering him is out of the question.
My regular veterinarian agrees with me that Chumah is better off with a vasectomy due to his sheer size. He also stated that the more he has learned over the years, the more he is convinced that male dogs over 60lbs should be vasectomized instead of neutered but he himself has never preformed the surgery.
The cost of the surgery plus the exam will be $280 which is no different than a traditional neuter for a dog his size (I am not taking him to a discount veterinarian as I want things done correctly). Gas to get him there and back twice both ways will take a tank of gas which is around $40.
I only work part time so I need help raising the funds. Thank you!

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