Owner Faces $20,000 Vet Bill, Refuses to Let Dog Die, Raises Money to Save Her Life
Recently, a man found himself confronted with an enormous $20,000 vet bill to rescue his cherished dog. He was even willing to sell his house to cover the costs. However, a stroke of luck came his way. Jaxon Feeley, residing in Wigan, England, is the proud owner of a 2-year-old Weimaraner named Rambo. Last month, he faced every dog owner’s nightmare when his young dog fell seriously ill.
“She began vomiting throughout the night over 30 times and by Saturday morning we were in the emergency vets,” Feeley wrote. Rambo had gone into hypovolemic shock, and also had gastroenteritis.”
The dog spent numerous days in intensive care, and while her condition stabilized, her medical bills began to accumulate.
“Rambo’s insurance has covered her up to £6500. Her bill is now up to £11,500 after 1 week in care,” Feeley wrote. “It is unknown how long Rambo will need to stay at the vets and intensive care costs is approximately £1000 per day. If the worst happens and Rambo requires major surgery, the cost of this as well as the aftercare is something I need to be able to give my little baby girl.”
Despite the exorbitant cost, Feeley expressed his unwavering commitment to do whatever it takes to ensure his beloved pet receives the necessary care, even if it means selling his own home to raise the funds.
“There was no way in hell I was ever going to give up on this gorgeous girl, she is just a little baby, with a want to live and be happy with her big brother Rocky and the Feeleys,” the owner wrote.
Thankfully, he didn’t need to, thanks to the kindness of strangers. He set up a GoFundMe account, explaining Rambo’s story, and many people were moved to donate.
It raised more than Feeley could have dreamed of: as of this writing, the fundraiser has made over £25,000, more than doubling the initial £10,000 goal.
“There are no words to express how grateful I am for everyone’s love, support & donations over the last 2 weeks. It genuinely means more than you will ever know,” he wrote.