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Mika's Surgery Expenses
$445 raised
11% of $4k goal
15 contributors
4 Years running
Mika joined our family of 4 humans, 4 cats and a geriatric Springer Spaniel in April of 2010.Over the years of raising sheep and flying falcons, we had experienced a lot of differnt breeds, all from rescue situations. But never once a "pit ...

Mika joined our family of 4 humans, 4 cats and a geriatric Springer Spaniel in April of 2010.Over the years of raising sheep and flying falcons, we had experienced a lot of differnt breeds, all from rescue situations. But never once a "pit bull".

Never having been around them, I knew nothing about them. So when a friend of my husband's asked us to take Mika, the runt of a litter but a pitty nonetheless, we were all inclined to say NO!!!

However, after doing my research I realized dogs - not unlike children - will only be idiots if raised as such.

So we welcomed Mika into our pack, with open arms and paws.

In these last 3 years, Mika has become as much a part of me as my human children. She has brought so much joy to us as family with her goofy, endearing ways that we can't imagine life without her.

On Saturday, October 12th, an employee entering our property and not paying attention to where the dogs were, did not secure a gate and Mika escaped the yard. She was struck by a Jeep traveling at about 45 miles per hour. The long and emotional side of it is, my fur-child had a near death experience. The shorter side of it is that she had numerous cuts and contusions, some requiring sutures. The larger part of the shorter side was a break in her elbow that her surgeon claims is the “worst he’s ever seen or worked on.”

 The fabulous Dr. Randy Webster of Animal Hospital of Grants Pass worked on her from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Tuesday following her accident.

I am sworn against discussing the exact cost of this surgery, because Dr. Webster was very kind in his pricing and this is a very difficult time on many levels for my family. However, surgery of this caliber doesn’t come inexpensively no matter how kind your surgeon may be.

Here are the details for Dr. Webster:

Randy Webster, DVM

Animal Hospital of Grants Pass

541/476-8546

1777 Williams Highway

Grants Pass, Oregon 97527

The sign on their door says they accept all major credit cards, cash and checks. I tried to trade off a surly teenage girl, but they were having none of that…

If anyone can find it in their hearts to help Mika heal physically (emotionally will be a whole other matter), my family will be eternally grateful. I know times are tough for everyone. All we want is for Mika to be whole again. When calling the animal hospital, just tell them you are donating towards Mika's expenses. She's been their ambassadog for the past week - trust me when I say they'll know exactly who you mean.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Love,
Claire & Mika

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