About the Campaign
Christmas puppy broke her elbow!
Baby Jufi is just 3 months old. She was a Christmas gift for a family and their two young children Tifani and Jozsef. Just after Christmas Jufi jumped off the couch and in one of those “freak-accidents” broke her elbow.
Mom, Viktoria, took Jufi to a local vet that did extensive x-rays, put on a cast and gave some medications. This cost almost $700, money the family does not have. The vet determined that Jufi needed a complex elbow surgery that could only be done by a specialist at cost of about $6000 Canadian, or about $4500 in US dollars.
There is no way the family can pay that or get credit, so the doctor just sent them home with no referral to a specialist. Fortunately they reached out to us, and we were able to intervene. We have gotten the referral, contacted the specialist, and gotten a commitment to do the surgery.
The family live on government support as refugees. They are permanent residents of Canada, who legally immigrated as refugees from Central Europe seeking a better life for their children. Since arriving in Canada the husband was diagnosed with a chronic and serious medical condition. The children were born in Canada, and their mom wanted to do something nice for them this Christmas, she had saved all year to have the money to buy the family a puppy, which the children have always wanted, and as you can see in the Christmas day video above.
In addition, Viktoria used next month (January’s) rent money to pay for the puppy’s first vet visit. The landlord understands the situation and is extending the family credit on the rent.
We have reviewed this case extensively, talking with the veterinarians involved and the family, and we have confirmed Baby Jufi’s diagnosis, treatment plan and surgeon. All donations are help by us at Free Animal Doctor, and only paid to the veterinarian when surgery is done.
Additionally, we are impressed with this family’s dedication to their new dog, especially given their financial and social situation.
If you can help get this unlucky little puppy some true good luck in the New Year, would you please consider a donation? Any amount helps, it all adds up! Donations from just $3.00 are appreciated! Thank you!
Vet information (click to enlarge), note– we are waiting on an estimate from the specialist in writing but have an verbal estimate of about $6000 Canadian: