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Please help Mel get the surgery he needs now!
$20 raised
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4 Years running
I rescued Mel 4 years ago from a severe hoarding situation. When he came to me he was broken emotionally, was emaciated and had no fur to speak of. It took a long time for Mel to come out of his shell but slowly he started to trust and he realized ...
I rescued Mel 4 years ago from a severe hoarding situation. When he came to me he was broken emotionally, was emaciated and had no fur to speak of. It took a long time for Mel to come out of his shell but slowly he started to trust and he realized that he didn't have to wolf down his food because it would be available to him at all the time. He has luxating patella in both knees and it seems to be causing him more pain than when he was first diagnosed by my vet. I do have pet insurance and have been fighting with them to cover the surgery. They keep saying that it's a pre-existing condition and they will not pay for it. I'm tired of fighting with them and Mel's knees are deteriorating and even though he receives pain medication I know the pain is getting worse. I've taken him to Portland Veterinary Specialists in Portland, Me. and the orthopedic surgeon agrees that his knees need to be taken care of immediately. The little guy is in pain and I hate seeing him that way. I love all of my rescued dogs and provide them with everything they need, including quality vet care but I live on a fixed income and the cost is much more than I can afford on my own. I need help! It's not an easy thing asking for help but I'm willing to do what ever it takes to help alleviate my little guy's pain! Mel along with my 3 other rescued chihuahuas had very hard lives before they came to me and Mel needs and deserves the best I can give him. So I'm asking if you would help me to help Mel have the surgery he needs. Any help provided would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
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