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Ein the Corgi needs surgery!
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Ended Mar 19, 2014
Ein has been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease, and the best treatment option for her is surgery. This will help her walk again without intense pain! More ...

Thanksgiving and Veterans Day may officially be over, but we here at CorgiPals believe it's important to give thanks to our military families no matter what day it is! Hence, I'd like to introduce our newest client. Meet Ein! Here is her story in the words of Corgi Mom Kelly:

"I am writing you because I have no other place to turn. Four years ago, we adopted our beautiful girl Ein. She has been the love of my life ever since. We have taken her everywhere with us, she is our baby. Always running around, herding her husky and kitty brothers.

On Monday, October 21, 2013 she was fine, helping me bring in groceries from the store and keeping the kitties inside while the door was open. 

On Tuesday, when my husband and I woke up, we noticed that Miss Ein was at the end of the bed, she is normally with us at the top of the bed. When we called her up to us she just laid there. Thinking how that was strange, we called her again and we watched in horror as it took her 4 tries just to get up to walk to us. I got right on the phone and called the vet, we made a appointment for that night (was the only time they had open). Through out the day she wouldn't really want to walk, and when she did her feet kept going out from under her and she would fall. When my husband would try to help her (to go in the house, on our bed, and so on) she would cry in pain. That night when our vet appointment finally arrived, she was checked out and diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease. Two of the discs in her spine are calcified, and she was ordered on two weeks of crate rest only to come out when she has to go potty. 

November 1st, she started to walk out of the crate and her legs gave out again. She refused to walk, and she crawled back to her crate. Since then she has not left her crate. The only time she has is when I have to lift her to put on a diaper and change her doggie pad. The vet refilled her meds and she now has to have two months or more of crate rest. 

Treatment options are few. Surgery is over $4000, or acupuncture and cold laser therapy. Since my husband has gotten out of the military we can not afford these. So I am hoping maybe Ein qualifies for help. Because she is so young, and to have to spend life like this isn't fair, we will not accept defeat! I pray that we can get some help for our girl."

Kelly and Ken applied for aid on Veterans Day, which is extremely appropriate since Ken is a former military man himself. Our Veterinary Advisor, Dr. Marie Nation, spoke to Kelly and Ken and informed them that surgery would be the best treatment option for Ein. We recently received the surgery estimate from Ein's vet, and the total cost will be somewhere between $4,100 and $4,850. Our financial aid cap for Helping Paws clients is normally $3,000, however we have raised Ein's goal to the old cap of $5,000 to help this military family take care of their baby girl.

Please spread the word about Ein and help us give Kelly and Ken a good reason to give thanks this year!

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