Barkleyworld is hoping to raise $1,500 towards Bear’s $2,300 eye surgery!!All donated funds will be paid directly to Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology http://www.texasvo.com/ for Bear’s surgery.
Bear, a 14 month old Great Pyrenees, was originally diagnosed at 7 months with a cataract in the right eye, then retinal detachment, and then referred to Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology where he was diagnosed with glaucoma in the right eye.
On a visit to TVO on June 9th, a big change was noted in the presence of bleeding inside of the eye (hyphema) which prevents visualization of any of the intraocular structures. Surgery was recommended and the sooner the better due to extreme eye pressure that is highly elevated and rising to the point that the prescription steroid eye drops and other medications are not able to keep this pressure under control.
Bear’s mom Sylvie wrote to me: “Bear means the world to me. I’m out of funds right now. My mom passed away in August 2016. She lived in Canada and I flew frequently from Texas to Canada to be with her. I used all my savings and all the credit I could obtain. I have been turned down for Care Credit and have no other credit resources. I still owe almost $1200 to my regular vet for Bear’s treatment as he has had eye issues since he was 7 months old. I need him in my life - it helps me - he is my therapy and I dont wanna lose him either. I have given all my life money to animal cause I never thought I would be actually asking for help one day. Bear and I would be so grateful for your help in saving his LIFE. I LOVE MY DOG he means the world to me.”
Sylvie is committed to raising funds on her own as well and we will combine what we have and hopefully reach the $2300 goal needed for the surgery. Should total funds not be raised and Bear is unable to have this surgery, I will refund any donations made for him. But I know we can do this!!!
As always, thank you for your kindness and generosity in reaching out to help strangers in need of catastrophic vet care for their pet.
You may also donate directly thru Barkleyworld’s website: http://www.barkleyworld.com/
All donations are tax deductible and I will send you a receipt and a heartfelt thank you!!