Luna

Paralyzed rear legs, needs surgery soon.
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  • $2,400.00 Donated
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About the Campaign

Luna just sat down,

and would not get up!

In late July Luna’s family found her sitting on the floor, but refusing to get up. Usually an active and happy dog it was strange. Then she started scooting, and looked like she wanted to bark, but could not. Immediately they rushed her to Emergency Vet. They didn’t have much to say, so the family then went to VCA Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies and Referrals in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

There they got an estimate for surgery to correct Intervertebral Disk Back Disease (IVDD). This is a known problem in the breed, and you can see more information in the link.

In the meantime:

Luna goes to physical therapy, is receiving “cold laser” therapy, and is taking pain and anti inflammatory medications. Luna’s family hopes to keep her muscles working, avoid atrophy, and reduce pain while Luna awaits surgery for IVDD.

The family has been paying for this treatment so far, and has some money for the surgery, but they cannot afford it all and need help. The husband is an oil rig worker who is currently out of work, and mom is a social worker (not the highest paid job!). Money donated to this campaign is specifically only for Luna, and is always only paid to the veterinarian, not the owner or other individual. Thank you for considering a donation to Luna!

Vet estimate (click to enlarge):

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4 comments

  • Kathleen Lucas

    Sam Bernardo shared his vision and passion for helping animals to my husband Basil and me several weeks ago. We are moved to help too.

    August 15, 2021 at 4:12 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Thank you for the kind words, and the donation!

      August 16, 2021 at 9:36 am Reply

    • Luna’s Momma😊

      Thank you so much!!!!

      September 2, 2021 at 2:45 pm Reply

  • Luna’s Family

    Thank you to all who have donated!!! Please share Luna’s campaign-we have 3 days left and still quite a bit to go before reaching our goal!!!! Thank you sooo much!!!! It’s appreciated more than you can imagine!!!

    September 5, 2021 at 7:36 am Reply