My Sweet girl needs help, I've run out of options so I'm asking for you to read Lani's story & help me continue to give her the life she deserves. Since October both Lani & Nino (my dogs) developed (unrelated) serious but treatable health issues between office visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, medications & prescription dog foods in a very small amount of time I've accumulated about 18,000+ in vet bills. Due to my own chronic health issues I'm on permanent disability & I have limited financial resources, my vets, the rescue group as well as a few friends recommended that I create a funding account to see if I could get some help paying down the vet care costs. So, following their suggestion & humbly asking for help. I would be extremely grateful for any little bit of help you could spare to help me lower this debit to a manageable amount so that I may continue to provide the medications and Rx food they both need. For anyone not familiar with adult mill survivors- the life of dogs used for breeding in puppy mills are indescribably cruel. The breeding mother dogs have never been cared for by a vet, have never been outside a cage, all they know are the close, cramped, filthy, wire bottom cages that they are confine in day after day, year after year . Females are bred again and again, often living their entire lives this way until they're killed when they're no longer useful. Lani (1 of a few) was set to be destroyed when rescue network, somehow convinced the mills owner to allow them to take the dogs instead. When Lani came to me she didn't even have a name just #32. During that first 6 years of her life she was not socialized with humans other than handling to take her out for breeding. The little bit of interaction she had was abusive leaving her with extreme PTSD. She was outright terrified by physical contact, noise, light, fast movement, etc. Lani's 1st few months outside the cage was spent being introduced to everything for the 1st time- (way too many things to list) . With the help of my other dog Nino, I slowly gained her trust & over the years she's turned into a completely different dog. Lani's still learning to live as a dog should live, she plays with me & her brother Nino, barks at the bell, runs around the back yard, walks on a leash, lets me pet her, pick her up, once and a while she'll cuddle with me, she reminds me when its dinner time & will NOT allow me to get away with ignoring her, even if she has to paw at me to get me to respond. She's becoming a typical demanding Boston ! When it's time for bed she sits on the floor staring at me until I pick her up & put her in bed with me. 2 years ago it was the complete opposite she did nothing but run in figure 8's, wanted to be alone & hiding in a dark, quiet corner, now she follows me around everywhere & would rather be with me then alone. This very sweet girl has my heart wrapped around her paw there isn't anything I wouldn't do for her to keep her feeling happy and safe. The last few years of her life she's finally been allowed to be a dog, to run around play with her brother & take his toys! (all the things a typical dog does that she never knew about for the first 6 years of her life) Against all odds Lani has trusted me enough to do everything that I've asked of her. She's allowed me ( with a lot of help from her brother Nino ) to show her what living life outside of a wire cage is like, what it's like to be loved & spoiled. She's learned that not all contact is abusive & that human touch could be something to look forward to not feared. She's allowed me to take care of her and so I've done my best , but now I need a little help & I owe it to her to ask. Thank you all for taking the time to read our story.