Okay, fine! If you all are this adamant about sending money for Dory, who am I to deny you.
I’m quite blown away by the display of generosity as I never expected, nor intended, for anyone to foot the bill for Dory’s surgery besides ourselves. But so many of you have requested to be able to donate that I’ve gone ahead and created a donation center via PayPal for those who want to contribute towards the tumor’s removal.
Keep in mind that I still feel weird about this. We took on the responsibility of rescuing, adopting, and tending to Dory’s care knowing full well that we had no clue of the expenses that awaited. We all agreed as a family that making sacrifices in our own lives would be well worth it to ensure that Dory had the chance to live a dog’s life.
We have an appointment later this week with the vet to plan surgery and to get an accurate cost, but he’s telling us it will be in the range of $600-$800 to remove her tumor and perform the biopsy.
He feels the tumor is benign based on her bloodwork, lack of pain, and general nature of the tumor, but it was made clear that it absolutely must be removed. Quite honestly, we’d remove it even if he said it was completely practical for her to have a scrotum dangling from her head. It’s unsightly for her and no doubt a burden when she runs and plays.
If you need to read the story about Dory, you can do that here.
If you want to follow her Bucket List, you can do that here as well.
And, of course, if you’re among those who wanted to help contribute to her upcoming surgery, you can do that here:
A few notes:
- We’re unsure when the surgery will be but we know it will be at the end of August. The vet recommended that we continue to build her strength through love, attention, and nutrition so that she can easily handle the surgery.
- She’s having the surgery whether $1 or $600 is raised. This fund drive isn’t to make the surgery happen, that’s already a guarantee, so please don’t be driven by a sense of guilt or anything!
- Any funds received will simply be used to defray the cost and I’m only setting this up based on literally a dozen or more requests. The day the surgery occurs, this button and donation link will be removed.
- If, by some miracle, we raise more in donations than the surgery cost, anything that remains will be donated to the local no-kill animal shelter in our area. Every dime.
Thank you all for reaching out and sharing your own stories, words of encouragement, and Bucket List ideas. It’s meant a lot to us and I know Dory has no clue how many people are out there rooting for her. We’re quite stunned ourselves.
Back soon with lots of updates and a huge thank you to everyone. Donation or not, all of your thoughts and words mean the world to me.