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Mario needs your help!
$1,030 raised
13% of $8k goal
27 contributors
3 Years running

Mario is a 6 and a half year old rescue mutt from a local rescue called Greenbelt Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW).  Mario has been with our family for 4 and a half years.  He is the sweetest dog you'll ever meet.  Mario's main goal in life is to make as many friends as possible.  He is well on his way to accomplishing that goal, even winning over some silly humans who thought they were afraid of dogs.  

When we took Mario to the emergency vet on Tuesday,  we were told he has fluff stuck in his stomach.  We took him to a second vet on Wednesday, where they observed him overnight and determined he had a back injury. He came home Thursday evening with pain medication and orders to keep him as immobile as possible.  At about 3 PM today (Friday), PJ went to take him out for a potty break and discovered he was unable to use his hind legs at all.  I am typing this from the Emergency Vet (not the one who thought it was fluff). They are wanting to send him to surgery tonight to maximize his chances of being able to walk again.  Problem is,  they need a $6,000 down payment and we just don't have that kind of money.  

PJ and I don't have human children,  and though I really hate to admit it,  we may never be able to.  Our dogs and cat our are children,  and our kiddo can't walk and he's hurting and right now we're stuck and running out of time and options. 

Mario and his family would appreciate any help you are able to offer to help cover the costs of Mario's surgery, even if that help is sharing this campaign.  Once Mario is healed, he would like to make a tour to come out and meet those who have helped.  If you would like to meet Mario, just let us know.  He is always happy to make new friends and go for car rides!

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