Hello! As I write this, I’m a little embarrassed but I keep telling myself what kind of Dog Mama would I be if I didn’t exhaust all possibilities. I handle things on my own but a series of financial “bumps” have put us here. I realize everyone has their own burden but my hope is that people can spare a couple of dollars, literally. It’s so hard for me to ask for help because I am used to being the helper.
We are a family of five- Due to COVID our hours have been reduced; My mom also lives with us and we take care of her. In the past week, random acts of violence have caused us to purchase five tires for our two vehicles…My husband and I both attend online school and our computer died after five years and we had to replace it…We just spend over $500 on Howie, our family doberman because he has been experiencing intense itching and is starting to lose his fur. The $500 covered antibiotics (he ended up getting a gnarly infection from scratching), comprehensive exam, medications, and lab work. The vet now tells me that Howie needs a biopsy while under sedation so they can pinpoint what is causing his itchy coat/skin and start allergy shots. The quote was between $500-$1300.
Howie is more than a pet, he is part of family. Sometimes Dobermans get a bad reputation but he is a gentle soul. We have had him since he was a puppy and my kids have grown to love him for the past three years and likewise. Howie would know somehow when the kids were about to come home and he would sit at the window and wait for the bus to appear. He is so protective of all of us and someone tried to break into our backyard months ago and my Howie scared him away. Howie is suffering because of his allergies; I tried to put a cone of shame on him and mittens to help him stop scratching but it is no use. He drags his body on the floor, wall, anything that he can use to relieve his itch. He stays up all night until he is so exhausted that he finally passes out. His once beautiful coat\skin is now an angry, red bumpy mess. He whines a lot now, probably because he is so uncomfortable and we feel bad for him. He has lost all the hair on his chest, has patches missing from his side, patches on his rear, it looks so bad, I previously thought he had mange. You can make such a difference for Howie; Please show Howie some love with anything you can spare; I am depending on the generosity of others to help my furbaby out. Thank you for taking the time to read this and take care.
Any amount will make a difference to Howie. If we succeed in making Howie better, I plan on paying it forward on this site.