About the Campaign
Rusty’s owner is homeless but working with services and has a shelter spot. Her Chihuahua Rusty was hit by a car in October, resulting in a number of injures, including broken hip bones.
The shelter staff helped her, and got Rusty to a vet in Hollywood, MASH Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital. Rusty was treated with pain medications there, and diagnosed with a broken pelvis, and various soft tissue injuries.
The hospital gave an estimate of close to $8000.00 for surgery and was charging over $300.00 a day for Rusty to stay there. Obviously this was beyond any amount his owner could come up with, and really too much to for the people helping her to arrange.
Initial estimate (click to enlarge):
Fortunately they reached out to us at Free Animal Doctor and we got Rusty to another veterinarian in Santa Monica, Westside Pet Clinic. They offered a substantial discount and slightly different second opinion on treating Rusty. He total estimate now is a little over $2000.00, much more manageable, and they are charging only $30.00 a day for him to stay in the clinic. Rusty needs to rest in a cage, and it is strict. He really cannot move right now, so everyone agrees it is best for him to stay at the clinic. His owner is coming by to visit him regularly.
We expect the total cost for surgery and boarding for Rusty will be about $2200.00. All donations are help by Free Animal Doctor and only paid to the veterinarian! We never pay donations to the owner or other individual, your donation only goes to Rusty’s vet bill! Please donate in confidence that you are helping this little guy get the pain relief, surgery, rest and care that he needs… WOOOOOF!
Initial diagnosis of Rusty’s condition (click to enlarge):