Doctor says dental surgery is urgent, as the infection may spread to his blood.
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  • $250.00 Donated
  • $4,000.00 Goal
  • 8 Donors
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About the Campaign

Digger’s condition is rapidly deteriorating due to severe gum disease,

and he needs some teeth removed as soon as possible.

Digger came to the attention of August Murray, his current owner, when August noticed a homeless man living under a freeway bridge with the dog. For two years, August would bring Digger food every day, rain or shine, and ensured he had enough to eat. Eventually, the homeless man’s health declined, and August was asked to foster Digger. Three years ago, August adopted Digger, and they have been inseparable ever since.

Unfortunately, Digger’s dental health has been declining, and he’s been struggling to eat hard food. August took him to the vet, where he was informed of the severity of his gum disease, and that some of his teeth needed to be removed. The bacteria affecting the roots of Digger’s teeth is a cause for concern as it can easily enter the bloodstream, which could be fatal for the dog.

As a retiree living on social security, August’s monthly income of $1500 is insufficient to cover the cost of Digger’s dental surgery. Despite his love for Digger, August is struggling to come up with the funds required to provide him with the care he needs. He’s now turning to the community for help to raise funds for Digger’s surgery.

Donations here are specifically for Digger, and only paid to the vet when the surgery is performed. Additionally, we have some connections with rescues in Houston, Texas (where August and Digger live) and we are looking to find a lower cost veterinarian for them. Lower cost means we can reach the goal quicker and get the urgent procedure done! For now we are including the current estimate, but we will update as soon as we get a new one.

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One comment

  • Laura Anjoorian

    I pray your surgery comes quickly!!

    March 14, 2023 at 1:50 pm Reply