Help T.J. Breathe Again
$497 raised
12% of $4k goal
17 contributors
6 Years running

On April 19th, T.J. came into the care of Philly Pug and Short Nose Rescue.  We were told that he is about 9 years old unaltered male black pug.  His former owners needed to surrender him to a rescue as soon as possible. 

As soon as T.J. arrived we noticed that his breathing is labored.  His whole body would contract.  When we would take him for a walk, he would stop walking, catch his breath and continue walking again. 

On April 21st we took T.J. to the vet for a check up and to get him up-to-date on his vaccinations.   When the vet was listening to him breathe, he heard a clicking sound.  Also, looking at his nose his nasal passages are extremely small. 

Right away, we made an appointment at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

As I write T.J.'s story, he is being prepped for surgery to have his nasal passages enlarged.  While he is under anesthesia, the surgeon will check his elongated soft palate and he will be neutered too. 

The cost for these surgeries is between $3,500.00 - $4,000.00. 

Please help us help T.J. breathe again.   He is a young hearted 9 year old sweetheart of a Pug.   He is so full of life and love.  He is a true velcro pug and LOVES being with his people.  When pugs come into PPSNR, we make a promise to them to give them the best life possible.  We need your help to keep that promise.  Please consider donating to help us with T.J.'s medical expenses.  No amount is too small or too big. 

Thank you very much for helping T.J. Breathe Again


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