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Help with Ray's urgent eye surgery
$335 raised
18% of $1.9k goal
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4 Years running
Ray had been surrendered to a high kill shelter in Missouri by his owners. Yes, blind and alone, sitting on a floor scared and alone.
CKAnimalRescue had him pulled and brought to Canada.
Ray soon became very special to most of us involved in the ...
Ray had been surrendered to a high kill shelter in Missouri by his owners. Yes, blind and alone, sitting on a floor scared and alone.
CKAnimalRescue had him pulled and brought to Canada.
Ray soon became very special to most of us involved in the rescue group. He’s one sweet and funny boy who demands laughter from his people.

Ray was adopted out to a family in Ohio but returned months later. I picked him up in Michigan and was surprised at the lack of emotions the adopter had when returning him. But I was going to foster Ray on a temporary basis until we could find another foster home for him. It didn’t take long before CKAnimalRescue decided Ray would never be put up for adoption again. It’s too hard on him being bounced around and learning the new layout of each home.

It also took no time at all to know I wanted Ray to be in my home as a forever foster. You just can’t find a sweeter dog to make you laugh.

I’ve had over 20 fosters this year and love everyone of them. But Ray is special and I can’t imagine life without him.

Two weeks ago Ray developed eye infections in both eyes. I cleaned them with warm water and eye drops several times a day but noticed that Ray’s right eye had become enlarged. My first thought was that Ray may be having a reaction to the eye drops.

As you can well imagine, a rescue group spends so much money on vet bills and saving new dogs that I decided to give it a few days of just bathing his eye before rushing him off to a vet. No eye drops, just lots of warm cloths and clean water.

The swelling got worse so I rushed him into the vet. That’s when I realized I should never have waited in the first place. They looked at both of Ray’s eyes to see what was going on. They thought Ray had cataracts in both eyes which is why he’s blind. But the right eye had so much swelling that they had me take him to another vet in the area for pressure tests.

That’s when the news went from bad to worse. Ray had pressure that was off the charts and he needed to see a specialist the next day. There was no time for fundraising or trying to figure out where the money was coming from.
The specialist was $370 and had to be paid on the spot. That drained the funds but we were just thankful the money was there.

Ray and I took a day trip and went off to see this specialist.
He seemed very knowledgeable and concerned. After checking both of Ray’s eyes, he told me he would start explaining his findings on Ray’s good eye. “well let me start with the fact Ray doesn’t have a good eye” was his statement.
I’ll just jump right to the “bad” eye. Ray has the worst case of glaucoma this specialist has ever seen and he’s been in this business for 30 years. I guess the readings should be between 30 and 80 on a pressure test of a glaucoma patient. Ray’s were much higher and I didn’t ask what they were as I was trying to absorb what he was telling me.

There is a blood clot in the lower part of the eye. I guess the blood vessels started bursting around the time I noticed swelling.
Ray’s eye is so enlarged right now that he can no longer close that eye and I’m told there is no time to wait on removing his eye.
The BAD part is that the vet said this cannot wait a week, it can’t wait till Tuesday. His eye needs surgery by Monday at the latest.
That’s great I’m thinking… So I asked if he could do the surgery and open an account for our rescue group. NOPE…. So now what do we do?

Ray’s eye could explode by Tuesday if he doesn’t have surgery, we have no money and he won’t open an account.

That’s where all of you come in. I’m hoping and praying we can raise $1900 by Monday.
It’s urgent and we need your help. $5, $10, any amount will help us out.
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