Bailey has had a long long road, but she is finally safe in a good home! Now they all need our help with Bailey’s medical bills and heart condition!

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About the Campaign

What a Dog! What an Owner! What a Story!

Bailey has been all over, but finally has a home… and now she has heart trouble 🙁

–Note: Please see bottom of post for updates on donations —

Kathy lives in New Jersey, and rescued Bailey through a group way back in 2015. That rescue ended up having Bailey go to a farm in Louisiana. Everything had been checked out with references etc, and it seemed like Bailey, who had been a suffering an abused dog, was going to go live a happy life!

Then Kathy got a phone call…

A woman had found Bailey running loose in a small Louisiana town. The woman had attempted to contact the listing on Bailey’s collar, but had not managed to reach anyone, but then she noticed the rabies ID number, and had tracked it down to Kathy in New Jersey! She even managed to get Kathy’s phone number!

So imagine Kathy’s surprise when she gets a phone call from Louisiana and the woman on the line says “I have your dog”! Kathy actually said back, “My dog is right here with me!” but shortly she came to figure it out… Bailey had somehow gotten out of her farm-foster and had been found stray. Kathy looked into it, and the more she looked the more upset she got. She didn’t like the situation, and started to question the foster, and to get to the point: Kathy went down to Louisiana to get Bailey herself and bring her to live in New Jersey. It was an expensive endeavor but Kathy even managed to get Delta Airlines to pay for her ticket, and Subaru donated a rental car to her!

Heart worms and heart problems

So just when Bailey looked to have finally caught her break, she starts acting quite sick, with especially labored breathing. Her heart-worm test comes back positive. So then a hearth-worm treatment plan is set up. This involves a series of injections that kill the worms over time, but can have complications.

Well, Bailey has complications! Shortly after her first injection she appears to go in cardiac arrest…. struggling with breathing, Kathy rushed her to the ER and Bailey was put in an oxygen tank. Turns out it was not the heart-worm medication though, but rather a bad heart valve.

Bailey in the oxygen tank

So what is the plan now?

The heart specialist has determined that Bailey can, and should, continue the heart-worm medication. But needs regular, and rather pricey medications. There is a surgery, but it is risky, and would cost over $30,000.00

The good news is the medications for Bailey are very effective and should help her a lot! They cost about $150.00 a month though. And of course, Kathy has spent so much on Bailey’s care up to this point!

What your donation is for:

Kathy is raising money for 6 months of Bailey’s medications as well as to help cover the past bills, and the heart-worm treatment. All donations are only for Bailey! The donations are held by us and will only be paid to the respective veterinarians. No money will be paid to Kathy. It all goes only for Bailey and to Bailey’s vet so you can donate in confidence! WOOOF!!!

Images of Bailey’s most recent bills

All of Bailey’s vet bills (Pdf files)

Bailey’s estimate Mount Laurel #1 Bailey’s Estimate Mount Laurel #2 Bailey’s Estimate Mount Laurel #3 Bailey’s Estimate Mount Laurel #4 Bailey’s medication costs for 1 month Bailey’s Pimobendan Prescription cost Bailey’s Pimobendan Prescription Bailey’s estimate Mount Laurel #1 Bailey’s Pimobendan Prescription Bailey’s Pimobendan Prescription cost Bailey’s medication costs for 1 month Bailey’s Estimate Mount Laurel #4 Bailey’s Estimate Mount Laurel #3 Bailey’s Estimate Mount Laurel #2 Bailey’s estimate Mount Laurel #1

Update: New website and donations

On March 13th Free Animal Doctor moved to a new website, the one you are viewing now. At that time Bailey had 25 donations totaling $650.00. We have consolidated those donations and added them in two sets, one of $630 and one of $20, so they appear as 2 donations on the new site here. Below is a list of the 25 donations we received on the old website, which can also be viewed here:

Previous donations (order from first to most recent, name as provided by donor):

  • Christy, $50
  • Cindy $20
  • Juline Swank $20
  • Paula $100
  • Luretia $20
  • Debra $20
  • Heather Cole $20
  • Jamie Robinson $10
  • Deborah $20
  • Kelli $20
  • Jamime Lou $50
  • Anonymous $10
  • Cindi $20
  • Maria $10
  • Paulina $50
  • Anonymous $5
  • Jasmine Alvarez $20
  • Shereen McLeod $50
  • Anonymous $20
  • Susan $20
  • Michael Daffy $20
  • Elsa Latheef $15
  • Carol Rachfalski $20
  • Amanda Taylor $20
  • Gabrille $20




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  • Ryan Boyd

    Love you Bailey

    March 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm Reply

  • Tom & Tammra Sandall

    Bailey is a family member of a very special person in our lives. Thank you Kathleen for everything you do to help our furry friends find forever homes. You moved mountains to get Rosco out of a sure death from CA to us in WA. He is one of our kid’s and we love him so much…praying for Bailey 💞💞

    March 15, 2018 at 8:15 am Reply

    • Kathleen

      Thank you so much Ton N Tammra…I’m so happy that Rosco is doing so well…he went from running down a freeway in CA to almost being euthanized and now living it up in WA with your family!! What a happy ending…

      March 25, 2018 at 4:59 am Reply

  • Linda Meyers

    Thank you for loving Bailey!

    March 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm Reply

  • Nancy Leasard-Binette

    Saying prayers for your beloved Bailey

    March 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I pray for Bailey to be stabilized to where she can enjoy life with her loving family

    March 25, 2018 at 9:46 pm Reply

  • Julane Swank

    Here’s a little bit more to help your beautiful Bailey

    March 26, 2018 at 1:37 pm Reply

  • Phyllis Tortu-Sliwecki

    You have already done more than most would or could do. Prayers for Bailey.

    March 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm Reply

  • Crystal Allem

    Sweet Bailey girl I’m praying for you.

    March 26, 2018 at 8:20 pm Reply

  • Julane Swank

    It’s not as much as I would like, but I hope it helps sweet Bailey.

    April 18, 2018 at 8:03 am Reply

  • Maryann Johnson

    Sending much love and healing to Bailey

    April 19, 2018 at 8:28 pm Reply