Bandit is the most loving seven year old cocker spaniel I have ever met in my entire life. He came in to the vet because he was suddenly ataxic in the rear. I took him home and by the evening he was completely paralyzed in the rear. I started walking him in a homemade rear harness and realized that he was doing great walking like this. So about a month later he got himself some wheels from a very generous man at the Rolling Dog Project.
He was doing so good.... Until the night before last. His vertebra L1 was now collapsed. Without surgical intervention he is going to be in pain. I am so heartbroken. I have only known this dog for a little over two months but he has touched my life in so many ways.
We spend so much time in and out of therapy centers for our little boy. My hope for Bandit is that after his surgery and hopefully some recovery, that he can be a therapy dog. He loves everyone and would thrive on going to therapy centers and hospitals. Bandit was supposed to get his certification for Happy Tails on Feb. 16th to be a therapy dog.
I really want to help him. This is an emergency. I work in a small animal hospital but they do not do spinal surgery. The specialist in the area will give me a 25% discount on the surgery, but we can not afford it. I already have a $700 vet bill at my animal hospital. I thought I was going to have to put him to sleep yesterday, but I just couldn't. I want to give him every chance I can.
Please, please help us to help Bandit.
I have created a Facebook page for him. Even if you cannot donate, perhaps you would share his page for me. Thanks for visiting and sharing The Bandit Fund.
Since Cristian was born, I am only able to work a few hours a week at the animal hospital because he needs me more than anything. This has left us living on a single income, where we had 2 incomes when we purchased our home in 2008.
Please let me know if you or anyone you know could help. If anyone would like to verify who I am and what I am trying to do, I work at Lassiter Animal Hospital in Marietta GA.
If you care to donate anything at all, you can do so through Paypal to my email address above. Bandit and my family thank you for taking the time to read and for anything you can do.