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Help Save Emma the Puppy

Help Save Emma the Puppy

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Hi, I am Kevin Sumner and I am from Edgemead, Western Cape.

I have adopted a gorgeous little puppy girl who I named Emma. She is full of life, energy, and love, and very quickly became a special part of this small family.

She doesn't know that she is terminally ill, and plays happily with her older adopted sister. I have not been her dad for a very long time, but I believe at that moment of adoption, one must do all they can to aid and take care of the new family member. It was an easy decision for me to promise little Emma that I would do anything to save her life.

At this point, the vet has identified a problem with her liver, but extended tests (CT Scan included) are needed to see exactly how to proceed further. I've been told that it is inevitable that she would need surgery, but the CT scan would indicate exactly which surgery is required. As vague as the results have been so far, the most liking diagnosis as it stands is a liver shunt. In doing research I've found that about 95 percent of shunt operations have been successful, and this would give the dog a long and happy life.  

I need help, Emma needs help. I will go ahead with the CT scan and the surgery as soon as it is available as I believe there is no price attached to life, however, if you feel in your heart that you can and are willing to help, please feel free to do so. The CT scan costs a minimum of R16 000, and the best-case scenario surgery would be R30 000. I have already spent R4000 on tests to bring us to this point.

I have explored pet insurance and, unfortunately, I can only make a claim if the animal is hit by a car. If you can't help financially, it would help a huge deal if you could share this page with friends, family, and groups, as they might be able to help. 

Thank you so much!

UPDATE:

Emma had her CT scan and unfortunately she was born with a small liver that cannot cope with the food she needs to sustain herself. There is no surgery that can help. I have her on a strict diet now hoping that each day continues to bring joy and happiness in both our lives. I've lowered the target to the amount I've spent at the vet, as there shouldn't be any more charges. Thank you all for your help, it really means a lot and will really be helpful!

Update : Emma showed signs of struggling and she told me she was ready to sleep. I honoured that. Rest in Peace angel.

Donations

  • Dec 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Truly hope a miracle will happen and that she will overcome this! " - Venessa Timmerman

  • Nov 04, 2021 - USD $ 13.12
  • "Love you Emma and praying for you" - gabriella flynn

  • Oct 19, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Team RO

    " - Rescue Obsessed

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Praying Emma gets better soon. " - Maree Jones

  • Oct 18, 2021 - R 800.00
  • "So sorry to hear about Emma Kev. So grateful she has you in her life and hope all goes well x" - Anuschke and Logan

  • Oct 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Much love ! We wish the best for Emma ! - RO " - RESCUE OBSESSED

  • Oct 17, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "" - Bon

  • Oct 17, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Wish I could donate more ! But here’s a little something to help our baby Emma! " - Emma Jones

  • Oct 17, 2021 - USD $ 68.47
  • "Dear future husband" - Much love

  • Oct 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Goodluck to puppy baby. Love u cuzz. Xx" - Niquie Oosthuizen

  • Oct 17, 2021 - USD $ 68.39
  • "Always happy to help when animals need it. Hope she gets better soon old friend" - Candice

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Hi, I am Kevin Sumner and I am from Edgemead, Western Cape.

I have adopted a gorgeous little puppy girl who I named Emma. She is full of life, energy, and love, and very quickly became a special part of this small family.

At this point, the vet has identified a problem with her liver, but extended tests (CT Scan included) are needed to see exactly how to proceed further. I've been told that it is inevitable that she would need surgery, but the CT scan would indicate exactly which surgery is required.

The CT scan costs a minimum of R16 000, and the best-case scenario surgery would be R30 000. I have already spent R4000 on tests to bring us to this point.

I have explored pet insurance and, unfortunately, I can only make a claim if the animal is hit by a car.