The Freedom to Run
(-noun): the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint.
Freedom. A name that is completely fitting for this Lowcountry dog that needs YOUR help. The South Carolina Pit Bull Rescue recently received, with welcome arms, a beautiful Pit Bull pup, who had suffered some sort of trauma at the end of April, which caused multiple breaks in his back right leg. He was originally dumped at the animal shelter, thin and broken, as a stray.
Now the South Carolina Pit Bull Rescue needs your help to get this loving boy nurtured back to health. SCPBR has put out a call to action from all Lowcountry dog lovers in order to help alleviate the cost of the expensive surgery Freedom will have to endure. Freedom is guessed to be around 6 months old, due to the fact he has lost some of his baby teeth while staying at the Pit Bull Rescue. The rescue picked him up from the shelter and had him immediately evaluated and waited eagerly on quotes from veterinary specialists.
"We have been waiting most of the week to receive all of the quote information from the orthopedic surgical specialist before sending out any request for donations. What we DO know is that Freedom is a wonderful, kissing, loving puppy, and he deserves to have his leg repaired."
X-rays were taken on Monday, May 3 and since then, the muscle tissue in his leg has begun to calcify and compensate for the broken bones. Calcified muscle is very difficult to cut through, which makes the surgery incredibly hard to perform. Only the most experienced orthopedic surgeons can successfully perform surgery through calcified muscle, which is why the rescue decided to wait on the final quote from the specialist.
Surgery Quote Information
We need to raise $2,600.
That amount may seem like a lot, but if 500 people each donated just $5.00, that's $2,500!! Even if you can only donate $1 or $2, your donation does count. $1 from 1500 people means $1500! Each small donation really does add up fast.
The rescue's regular vet, Dr. Bradenberg at Ohlandt Vet Clinic has recommended Dr. Cook for this surgery. Dr. Cook is with Veterinary Surgical Specialists in Mount Pleasant, SC.
The rescue, through the support of previous donations, was able to cover the cost of Freedom's initial veterinary care, which included x-rays and evaluation, multiple pain medications, and treatment for demodectic mange, which is probably as a result from the stress caused by the trauma he has suffered. Freedom has also received his first shots and has been dewormed. None of those costs are included as part of this donation request.
Surgery Cost Breakdown
The surgery quote breakdown is as follows:
Any funds raised over the amount needed for the surgery will go towards Freedom's follow up care and other needs.
How To Donate
There are numerous ways to donate to Freedom's surgery fund. One of those ways is by using the dedicated Chip-In page for Freedom's surgery.
For other ways to donate to Freedom's surgery fund, including non-monitary donations such as volunteering your time or becoming a possible foster home, visit the South Carolina Pit Bull Rescue website or get in touch with Kathy at email@example.com or Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have taken advantage of donating to Freedom's surgery fund, we would like to hear about it in the comments below. What part of the story touched you enough to act, and why?