Meet Elvis. He's a senior Great Dane who was dealt an awful hand. Elvis was hit by a car. His pelvis is fractured in three places and is also displaced. Elvis also has a fracture on his spine. After being seen by two veterinarians, it was decided Elvis needs to be seen by an orthopedic specialist to have the damage fixed. He is in so much pain he will need to be admitted to the ER and have surgery by Thursday. He is the sweetest, most friendly senior Great Dane and he deserves another chance at a pain free life. Help us fix Elvis and get him into an amazing home.
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Help us fix Elvis's Pelvis
$3,950.00 raised of $5,000.00
We have received an invoice for starting heartworm treatment. This estimate DOES NOT include his injections. We chose not to include them because he will most likely have them at a different clinic once he is out of boarding. This includes a heartworm test, x-rays, 12 months of heartgard for two separate weight groups because Elvis is over 100lbs, Doxycycline which is always quite expensive, and Nexgard because he is completely covered in fleas. The receptionist basically said Elvis has so many pressure ulcers it looks like he has lived in a concrete box. He is extremely emaciated. His x-rays and blood work did look good; they don't believe he is in advanced stages and he is a good candidate for fast kill treatment. Injections will likely be another $800. This is generally more costly then when we have a healthy hw positive dog, but we don't believe it is conducive for Elvis to drag him to different clinics while he is recovering to get a better price on treament, especially when he needs to start doxycycline and heartgard right away. This is on top of physical therapy and medical care for his recovery from surgery. We are saddened that Elvis has to go through this as well. Anyone who has ever put a dog through heartworm treatment can attest to how hard it is on the dog. I always equate it to a human getting a chemo injection. After injections, the dogs suffer from lethargy, and just whimper from pain. After 3 injections, it is about 6 weeks of light restricted activity to keep the dog from having an embolism. As a non-profit, we try to find low cost but quality care as much as possible... But the truth is, we will NEVER put saving money before the quality and urgency of care for one of our rescues. This is one of those cases where quality of care and comfort are just more important than getting a good deal. With all this being said, our plan is to go ahead with Elvis's treatment at his boarding clinic. We are so thankful for everyone's support and we hope you continue to donate and support Elvis's and OZRs cause. Our followers and donors are the best and we can't thank everyone of you enough.
July 08, 2018
Elvis will need medical boarding following surgery because he is in such a fragile state. He basically will only be able to go to the bathroom and right back to rest till he's healed. We still need to raise funds, not just for surgery but also for boarding now.
July 06, 2018
Updated invoice for Elvis
July 06, 2018