About the Campaign
Not so Grumpy Old Men!
Mr. Oso is a senior owned by a senior. A little over 9 years ago Francisco got Oso as a puppy. A friend thought Francisco was kind of depressed, retired and living alone, and a dog friend might do him good.
Since then Francisco and Oso have been best friends, and go everywhere together. Francisco is in his 70’s and now Oso is 9 years-old, so they are kind of two old dudes hanging out together.
Friends made a TikTok of Oso:
Oso seemed to be chewing more than normal, and rubbing his mouth. His shots were coming due pretty soon too, so Francisco took him to the vet in June. The diagnosed him with gum disease and gave an estimate of $2000.00, a lot of money for a retired working-man who had mostly done metal recycling.
Fortunately, as Francisco was looking for help, someone put him in touch with us. We gave some advice on vets and pricing, and he took Oso to a different clinic.
The good news is we got a new, more reasonable, estimate at 1/2 the price. The bad news, there is also now a small tumor in Oso’s mouth. Maybe the first vet missed it, maybe it grew up in the time between vet visits, we cannot be sure. But it must be removed.
Oso’s new estimate is $840.00 including the tumor removal. There will be an extra charge per tooth removed, and we suspect Oso will lose a number of teeth, so we are rounding up to a guess of $1000 right now.
Remember, as always, all donations are paid only to the vet when the procedure is performed! And all donations are only for Oso. Can you help this senior get his necessary dental surgery today?
Vet Estimate (click to enlarge):