This sweet boy needs his spleen removed before it ruptures. It's urgent, but if he can get the surgery he will be healthy and happy!
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About the Campaign

Meet Duke!

This sweet family guy has a swollen spleen. Much like an appendicitis, the danger here is that it ruptures, filling the body with an overwhelming infection that kills Duke. But, like an appendicitis, all that needs to be done is remove the spleen, and Duke will be able to have a normal, happy life!


Duke started acting a bit strange. A normally active dog that follows his owner D’Lynn around EVERYWHERE, he wasn’t getting up. Then, when she tried to make him stand, he wouldn’t stand long, and as time went on he even started to slump and fall.

D’Lynn got him to the emergency vet, and spent about $1100.00 on x-rays and other tests. At first they thought it was bloat, but it wasn’t. It turned out to be pancreatitis and a swollen spleen. The doctor also thinks it is possible that the pancreatitis is at least partially related to the swollen spleen issue.

The doctor thinks the spleen tumor is probably not cancerous, and there is no sign that any cancer has spread in Duke, so his prognosis is very good, if he can get the surgery.

Duke is a Family Dog

His family has had him since he was a 8 week old puppy, he is now nine years-old, and D’Lynn and her two sons love Duke very much. Unfortunately, as a lot of moms will understand, D’Lynn was just about tapped-out when she spent $1100 on the ER, and getting the additional $2200.00 for the spleen removal is beyond her budget.

ER Vet Bills

Consult with the Vet

She has a meeting with the vet later this week, and we will also talk with them, and may be able to get the cost lowered a bit (and will adjust the fundraiser appropriately) but for now we have a verbal estimate of $2200.00

X-Rays Showing the Spleen (see the red cross on the x-ray):

All donations are only for Duke and his spleen surgery! We hold the donations and pay them only to the vet, and only for Duke. If Duke does not get surgery, we refund your donation. It is that simple. You are donating to Duke, for his surgery! Thank you and big WOOOOFS!

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  • Anonymous

    A boy should always have hope for his furry friend

    September 4, 2019 at 2:11 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Every little boy deserves hope for his furry pet

    September 4, 2019 at 2:17 pm Reply

  • Leslie Haynes

    Praying for a speedy recovery!

    September 4, 2019 at 2:31 pm Reply

  • Lisa Hinerman

    Good luck Duke

    September 4, 2019 at 3:54 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Every little boy deserves to dream of his loving pet being back to playing 😢

    September 4, 2019 at 5:33 pm Reply

  • Jan Him

    Praying for you baby

    September 4, 2019 at 6:49 pm Reply

  • Kathy West

    I pray Duke can get his surgery!

    September 4, 2019 at 7:06 pm Reply

  • Amanda

    Prayers for your sweet baby, D’Lynn!

    September 4, 2019 at 7:20 pm Reply

  • Kathy Carter

    Gift from Bear Grizzly,Cubby and Zoey We Love You Duke get better soon

    September 5, 2019 at 6:48 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    From Greenville SC, with best wishes for a quick recovery for Duke!

    September 5, 2019 at 10:14 am Reply

  • D’Lynn & family ❤️

    I cannot even find the words to express our appreciation to all that have helped with our campaign. We are so overwhelmed by the kindness & love of others. Every prayer, every share of our story and every donation! Thank you SO very much for helping give our boy Duke a fighting chance at life! We will forever be grateful ❤️

    September 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm Reply