Lucio

Rescued from abuse, this sweet boy needs tests and dental work.
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About the Campaign

Meet Lucio!

He is a six year-old Lab and Great Dane mix, found as an adolescent nearly 6 years ago on Christmas Day! He was very skinny, had worms and physical injures. Brenna adopted him, and got him medical care. He had also clearly been abused. Even after he got used to Brenna, when she would hold or hug him he would become anxious and every start to hiccup. He was also deathly afraid of water.

Over the years much of this has improved, but he still has fears, especially of water. He also has had ongoing medical issues his whole life, probably as a result of his malnourishment and mistreatment as a puppy. He may have DCM (more here) which is a type of heart disease.

He has also been prone to bladder crystals (forming bladder stones) and seizures, all of which Brenna has treated over the years, while also developing a holistic diet for his conditions.

What Lucio Needs Now:

Heavy tarter and possible tooth damage means he needs dental surgery. That means he needs a number of tests due to his age and medical conditions. He also needs these test for other issues, so this will help him overall. You will see below there are two estimates, one for the dental surgery and the other for various tests.

Financial Situation:

Lucio’s owner, Brenna, is a freelance journalist and part-time teacher. Both jobs have been impacted by COVID-19, but in addition she was in a car accident and has ongoing bills for treatment and physical therapy. Brenna has provided treatments for Lucio since she adopted him, and she also volunteers time at animal welfare organizations where she lives in Lane County, Oregon…. but her financial situation right now is understandably difficult and she cannot afford the costs of these tests and the surgery Lucio urgently needs, right now!

All the donations here are specifically for Lucio, and will be paid directly and only to his veterinarian! Donate in confidence that your donation is going to help Lucio!!

Vet bills

Surgery

Tests

 

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5 comments

  • Kris Perera

    Much love and luck to Lucio & Brenna!

    July 6, 2020 at 1:24 pm Reply

  • Laura Gilder

    Good luck he truly is a beautiful dog I hope the money will be raised he truly is deserving.

    July 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm Reply

  • Karen Gantt

    God bless you and your mom Lucio. It it isn’t a large donation but I pray that it helps;

    July 7, 2020 at 8:55 am Reply

  • Karen Gantt

    God bless you and your mom Lucio. It isn’t a large donation but I pray that it helps you.

    July 7, 2020 at 8:56 am Reply

  • Brendan Sutch

    Get well soon, Lucio!

    July 15, 2020 at 7:01 pm Reply