Bear Needs Urgent Eye Removal Surgery!

For: Barkleyworld Rescue
Fort Worth, TX
Organizer: Karen Lee
Bear Needs Urgent Eye Removal Surgery! (Barkleyworld Rescue)
of $1,500 goal
18% Complete
Raised by 8 donors
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The Story

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 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:

All donations are tax deductible and I will send you a receipt and a heartfelt thank you!!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 14, 2017

Posted on July 14, 2017

Bear had an appointment on 6-28 at Texas Veterinary Ophthalmology (TVO) and we were told that Bear’s eye surgery has been postponed due to the significantly reduced pressure down from 28 to 11.   Appears the “expensive” eye drops are working for now but he will be rechecked in 2 months.  There was no blood visible in the eye and Bear is not in pain so mom Sylvie elected to postpone the surgery for now.  She continues to fundraise for Bear not only for the surgery but for the medication he needs.  Should Bear’s condition change before his 2 month check-up, he will be immediately re-evaluated.  We are still probably facing surgery down the road.  Thank you all for your donations—I am holding them in trust for Bear…..or will refund to anyone that requests a refund.  Just let me know!! 

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