PUPPY RECEIVES SURGERY THANKS TO COMMUNITY SUPPORT
A puppy — only 4 months old, now has a chance at a full life thanks to the communities support.
Angela Copeland said Sally had been running around the neighborhood for some time. No one was sure who she belonged to, but at some point she got hurt.
"Her whole eye was bloody, like bloody-bloody, like really bad," Copeland said.
Copeland took Sally to the Sunny Brea Animal Clinic on Monday.
"Thinking I’ll spend $200 most," she said.
Turns out the procedure would cost $400. Despite it being more than she could budget, she agreed. Then the vet’s office called.
"Stating her eye is punctured, she needs surgery immediately, and it's going to be $900 to $1,200," Copeland said.
She knew she couldn’t afford it, so she asked for help though Facebook.
"I was absolutely speechless,” Copeland said. “I posted that AD and no more than an hour, and had numerous e-mails and responses."
Money was already coming in when Copeland received another call from the doctor, this time saying—
"She had went to an eye seminar two days prior to Sally coming in," Copeland said.
The vet offered to donate her time to try a procedure where the eye wouldn’t be removed.
Sally went into surgery on Wednesday.
"We're hoping the stitches stay in, but if they don't then we'll remove the eye," Copeland said.
Sally left the Sunny Brea Animal Clinic on Wednesday night. She's now resting and receiving care until she finds a permanent home.