Dobie was adopted by Heather and Daniel Garcia.
Original Story | 05.17.2015
Hi, I’m Dobie and I am 3 years old. Last month I found myself in an emergency situation. My owners had brought me to the vet to euthanize me, because they couldn’t afford the bladder stone surgery I urgently needed. Luckily that vet knew someone at PROS and contacted them right away. PROS agreed to take me in and immediately covered the cost of my surgery. I recovered quickly and am in good spirits now.
However, I’m not quite out of the deep end yet. The vet discovered I have a liver shunt. (» What is Liver Shunt?) This means I was born with an abnormal blood vessel that causes blood to bypass my liver. It is a serious condition as my liver cannot perform all its important tasks without enough blood. I cannot live a normal life expectancy unless the abnormality is corrected. Currently, I am trying to manage on a special diet and medication, but in order to live a longer, healthier life, I will need surgery to close the blood vessel. It is a complicated surgery and a specialist will be called in to do it. PROS wants me to have the surgery, but we need your help. Can you please donate for my cause?