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Willie G's Cleft Palate Surgery - Fund Raiser

Organized by: Steven Burns

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Steven Burns via Crowdrise
May 21, 2015

We are sad to report Willie G's passing during surgery. As promised, Dave and Mary will donate overage amounts to local SPCA shelters in PA. See More

THE STORY:

Willie G is a 5 week old boxer puppy. He was born with a cleft lip and palate, and was of course the runt of his litter. His original owners loved him and wanted to keep him. However, faced with somewhat low mortality rates for puppies in this condition, and the effort and expense to help him survive, the burden was just too overwhelming. So that's where my cousin Dave and his girlfriend Mary stepped in and provided him a new forever home.

A lot of folks are watching Willie G. grow, day by day, on the Willie G fan page https://www.facebook.com/groups/365382320333724/. When Dave and Mary got him, he was only 4 weeks old, and weighing in at 1.4lbs. Today, with their love and meticulous care, he is growing steadily every day. Now at 5 weeks old, he is slowly gaining weight, and we hope will be ready for surgery in about 6-8 weeks. 

The Vet tells us that dogs born with a cleft lip & palate are either put down or end up dying because of feeding issues. The amount of work required to care for these animals is significant, but Dave and Mary have stepped up to the plate to make sure Willie G gets that care. However, soon, they'll be faced with surgery bills that are beyond formidable for most people. Further, this is a very difficult surgery, and normally requires two surgeries for full recovery.

Our estimate is approximately $6000 for both surgeries and all pre and poset operative veterinary care. These costs would be formidable for anyone. But Dave and Mary are committed to Willie G's survival and happiness. 

Please join us in making sure that Willie G is never put down! Surely we can all agree that putting this little fighter down is out of the question. Right now they are bottle feeding him, and trying to get him a little bit of wet food at a time, along with his puppy formula to get his weight up and get him ready for the surgery.

Please note: Any donation money beyond the cost of the surgery expenses will not be kept - it will be donated to the ASPCA to help other animals too!

Won't you please help give this gorgeous little trooper a fighting chance at a good long life?

$3,800

 

63% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Linda McCartney

    $200

  • Steve Burns

    $175

  • Robert Barlow

    $25

  • Sally G

    $200

  • Kerry

    $25

  • Keyser Soze

    $20

  • Rin Tin Tin

    $105

  • Ken Burns

    $20

  • Lassie

    $180

  • Robert Shortz

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Fido Rover Snoopy

    $40

  • Kenny G

    $100

  • Please pitch in!

    $10

  • Scooby Doo

    $30

  • Deputy Dawg

    $10

  • Mr. Ed

    $50

  • Paul McCartney

    $200

  • Ono Yoko!

    $100

  • Your Name Here (Please!)

    $250

  • Ringo Starr

    $50

  • Michelle O

    $100

  • the Mighty Manfred

    $10

  • Underdog

    $20

  • KDOG 96.7 FM

    $15

  • Squidward

    $10

  • McGruff

    $25

  • Martha my dear

    $20

  • Old Dog Tray

    $25

  • Three Dog Night

    $30

  • Daisy Bumstead

    $10

  • Marmaduke

    $10

  • Billy Shears

    $25

  • Collie Flower

    $20

  • Punxatawney Phil

    $10

  • Rowlf the dog

    $15

  • Snoop Dogg

    $100

  • TOTO

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  • Gary Dell'Abate

    $20

  • Princess Kate

    $25

  • WDOG 93.5 FM

    $30

  • Garfield

    $15

  • wag the dog

    $15

  • Robert Burns

    $20

  • Diamond Dogs

    $25

  • George Burns

    $10

  • Mrs. Calabash

    $10

  • Rascal

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • White Fang

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  • Checkers

    $15

  • Buck

    $10

  • Teddy Savage

    $10

  • Dog the Bounty Hunter

    $10

  • $13

  • Nipper

    $12

  • 1001 Dalmations

    $1,001

  • Who let the dogs out?!

    $10

  • B Sirius!

    $14

  • Baskerville Hounds

    $10

  • Mr. Peabody

    $10

  • Donner & Blitzen

    $10

  • Boxcar Willie G

    $10

  • Willie "Gefferson" Clinton

    $20

  • Willie 'G' Nelson

    $15

  • Cindy & Chuck DeBrody

    $25

  • Me Again

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Me Again

Me Again

DONATION: $50

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Cindy & Chuck DeBrody

Cindy & Chuck DeBrody

DONATION: $25

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Willie 'G' Nelson

Willie 'G' Nelson

DONATION: $15

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Willie

Willie "Gefferson" Clinton

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Boxcar Willie G

Boxcar Willie G

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Donner & Blitzen

Donner & Blitzen

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Mr. Peabody

Mr. Peabody

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Baskerville Hounds

Baskerville Hounds

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

B Sirius!

B Sirius!

DONATION: $14

2 years ago

Who let the dogs out?!

Who let the dogs out?!

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

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