Daphne

Puppy mill rescue has a great home, but some chronic health issues!

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About the Campaign

Daphne is a sweet puppy mill survivor!

She was rescued from a puppy mill after many years living in a small cage, being used to just breed puppies for sale. Her owner Elizabeth adopted her because she wanted to do something good, to take in an unwanted or hard to adopt dog. But at the same time Elizabeth is 67 years-old, retired and on SSDI. She did not have the finances to take on a medically complex case, and she didn’t think she was.

It turned out, after she had Daphne, that her conditions were chronic and serious. But Elizabeth would not give up on her and has been taking care of Daphne since she adopted her in 2018!

What is happening now

Daphne has a persistent bladder infection, and has been getting on going treatment at Cornell University (yes, that Cornell). The current problem is a staph infection that is not responding to typical antibiotics AND possible kidney stones. At the end of March Daphne has another test which is almost $500. Based on this she will need either further medications, which are about $300 a month OR surgery, which will be more, obviously.

How we can help

Elizabeth has maxed out her Care Credit at $5000 and is on a limited income. The university is working with her, and does some testing at no cost or very reduced. But the bottom line is that Daphne needs over $100 in antibiotics a month, and the upcoming test, a special diet, all these things.

This fundraiser is for Daphne’s ultrasound and blood tests coming up and medications. Daphne had a successful fundraiser last year for similar, and an issue with her throat where the puppy mill had “debarked” her. So we have checked on this case thoroughly and with the veterinarian, and as always donations go only to the vet or pharmacy. So let’s help little Daphne get the treatments she needs!

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3 comments

  • Anonymous

    Wishing you the best.

    March 29, 2023 at 2:12 pm Reply

  • Antoinette Martinez

    Praying for a full recovery.

    March 30, 2023 at 1:28 pm Reply

  • Dr. Em J Guglielmelli

    In memory of Tommaso Teo, one of my pups, a Jack Russell mix, who passed in my arms yesterday afternoon. RIP, my “Good Good Boy!”

    March 31, 2023 at 2:42 pm Reply