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Kingsley's Kidney Stone Surgery
$360 Raised
30% of $1.2k goal
11 contributors
2 Years running
We returned home from the hospital anxious to introduce our 4-legged "son" to our firstborn son - to find our beloved Kingsley heart-willing but clearly in discomfort. Surgery will allow him to return to our newly extended family! More ...

Josh, myself, and my mom, freshly arrived from MN, returned home from the hospital on Monday evening with our brand new baby boy, Silas, to news that Kingsley, who I'd rescued from the Humane Society 8.5 years ago, wasn't himself and wasn't able to urinate. A late night trip to the emergency vet, a catheter-drained dog bladder, $180 down, and news of a kidney stone meant having to face tests and likely a surgery we couldn't afford, for a ten year old dog, or choosing the impossible decision of not helping our otherwise perfectly healthy "puppy" and knowing the blockage could return at any given moment.

I spent much of the first night home with Silas in tears, asking how we could possibly abandon our 4-legged "child" the very night we brough home our son, but knowing that we simply did not have access to the necessary funds, particularly during the crunch of my maternity leave. I posted a FaceBook request for prayers and we started calling vets, hearing estimates "well over a thousand dollars," well over our capabilities at the moment.

Our FaceBook family suggested a willingness to help out with donations and we have been humbled by the outpouring of support and love for us and the heart for pets. We found a local vet who could perform the procedure for $950 and were thankfully approved for Care Credit so that we can make payments. Today Kingsley underwent surgery to remove two kidney stones and is in recovery. We anticipate being able to bring him home tomorrow!

Based on requests from friends and family, I am setting up this account to accept donations towards the vet bills for Kingsley's care. We cannot thank you enough for every penny donated and assure you it will be directly applied to his vet bill. With Love and Gratitude, Veronica

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