Young dog has a liver shunt, causing seizures and swelling.

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About the Campaign

Cleo has a liver problem!

This sweet little Yorkie is just 4 years-old, but she has developed a liver shunt, a condition where blood bypasses her liver, and thus does not get processed properly. It is a fatal condition, but can be fixed with surgery!

Cleo was found stray over a year ago by the parents of her owner Kyla. Cleo was walking around their neighborhood, with no collar. She is a cute little Yorkie, so the family assumed there must be an owner, but Cleo was not microchipped, and no owner was ever found, although a number of scammers did try to claim her!

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The parents could not keep her, so Kyla took her in, at first temporarily, because Kyla was worried her two dogs Mochi and Honey would not like a third dog in the house, but she was wrong! From the first day Mochi and Honey well in love with Cleo, following her everywhere, playing with her, lying next to her, all of it!

Mochi and Honey with Cleo:

So from there everything was going great! Cleo had a good home, everyone was happy, all good. But in June Cleo started acting strange. She wouldn’t move much, stopped eating (and pooping) and her belly seemed swollen. They took her to the vet, who did a blood test, gave her some medications and vitamins, and some fluids, then sent them home.

For a little bit Cleo seemed better, but she she appeared to have a seizure. She would stand, sort of dazed, and seem to shake a little bit. And her other problems returned as well. This time it was off to a specialist, who suspected a liver shunt and sent Cleo to a third vet, Canyon Hills, where they did an ultrasound.

The summary of all of this was verification that Cleo had a liver shunt that required surgery, and Kyla spent over $3000.00.

Cleo is small, just under 4 pounds. Her liver is tiny. To do the surgery an expensive CT-scan must be done just before, to determine the exact area where the doctor needs to perform the procedure. A CT-scan provides a detailed, 3D image of the liver. This is over $2000.00 and that is before the cost of the surgery.

Financial situation:

Kyla has a good job, but she isn’t rich. She spent all her savings getting Cleo treated and diagnosed, and did not qualify for Care Credit or a credit card. She is saving up money now, and hopes to be able to pay for the CT-scan, but then their is the surgery, which is about $5000.00 as well!

Cleo needs money for her surgery. Kyla is getting the money for the CT-scan, but once it is done the surgery has to be performed right away, because the organs and the shunt can move. All donations here for just for Cleo, and will be paid only to her veterinarian directly, for the liver shunt surgery. If surgery is not done, donations will be refunded. If you can help Cleo get this urgent procedure she needs, please consider a donation today! All of us donating together can make this happen for this little dog, thank you 🙂

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  • Donna Shaver

    Love this baby

    July 21, 2022 at 11:24 am Reply

  • James Mills

    In memory of my little best friend little Pete that passed today 18 years old.

    July 21, 2022 at 3:37 pm Reply

    • helpsavecleo

      James, thank you so much for your donation! Cleo & I could not be more grateful. Rest In Peace to sweet puppy Pete! 🫶🏻🐾❤️

      July 21, 2022 at 7:48 pm Reply

  • Virginia Grandy

    She’s absolutely adorable, and I pray that God heals this precious pup.🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽

    July 21, 2022 at 7:42 pm Reply

    • helpsavecleo

      Virginia, thank you so much for your donation. Cleo & I are beyond blessed. May it be returned to you 10-fold! ❤️🐾

      July 21, 2022 at 7:49 pm Reply

  • Valerie

    Get well baby! FAD helped our Colby with his liver shunt surgery in 2021 and we hope you success too!

    July 22, 2022 at 11:48 am Reply

    • helpsavecleo

      Valerie, thank you so much for your donation! I’m so happy to hear your pup got the surgery he needed. Sending love 🐾🫶🏻❤️

      July 22, 2022 at 12:29 pm Reply

      • Valerie

        Colby is doing great! His shunt is almost closed, he had a big one. No symptoms though and he’s feisty! Sent in a little bit more to help Cleo get there! Sending love and snuggles too! ❤️

        July 29, 2022 at 6:52 am Reply

  • Laura Anjoorian

    I pray you can get this surgery I have two Yorkies that had the same surgery and one is now 14 and the other is seven they are doing very well, you are so adorable! I am praying for you!!

    July 23, 2022 at 1:29 pm Reply

    • Kyla & Cleo

      Laura, your generosity is so appreciated. Thank you so so much. Hoping Cleo can get the surgery soon thanks to people like you. May you be blessed and your donation be returned to you 10 fold. ❤️

      July 31, 2022 at 7:15 pm Reply

  • Dave Northrup

    These are amazing people.Get Well Soon.

    July 30, 2022 at 4:03 pm Reply

  • Dana Haveson

    Get well soon Cleo!

    August 5, 2022 at 5:21 pm Reply

  • Laura Buckles

    My pup just had surgery and I know how stressful and expensive that is. All the love and support to you all!

    August 23, 2022 at 10:44 am Reply

    • Kyla & Cleo

      Laura, wishing your pup a speedy recovery! Thank you so much for your kind words & generous donation! May it be returned to you 10-fold!!

      – Kyla & Cleo

      August 26, 2022 at 12:10 am Reply

  • Mitch Marich

    Let’s do this.

    August 25, 2022 at 9:08 pm Reply

    • Cleo & Kyla

      Mitch, thank you so much for your generous donations and your contribution to helping Cleo get the surgery she needs. May it be returned to you 10-fold.

      – Kyla & Cleo

      August 26, 2022 at 12:06 am Reply