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An animal fund forGroot

$470 given of $4,000 goal

Groots vet bill and cremation

Started by: Chara Parker

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Update **** Groot is doing really well now and the vet is quite positive on him making a good recovery and full use of his leg. He required a lot of time in the ICU and as a large dog requires lots of extras...extra food, meds, iv fluids. Cost has once again went up. They are now looking at slightly under $10,000. This is a huge difference from the 4,000 we originally thought which was a lot but doable. We'll figure it out however Any help is appreciated greatly.

Groot is a livestock guardian dog and a wonderful companion.

The other day he left the property chasing a predator. When he didnt come back after an hour my husband went searching for him. He found him at the bottom of a river ravine with a badly broken leg. I raced home from work when my husband called but our giant boy couldnt be lifted by us. Thankfully the local firefighters came and lifted him out of the ravine and into my car. Not once did this sweet and patient boy snap or even growl though I know he had to be in severe pain. He just looked at me with eyes that said he trusted me.

We took him immediately to our regular vet and she realized after a day that Groot needed a lot more help than she was able to provide. On recommendation we took him to the TN Veterinary College in Knoxville... a 3 and half hour drive. Completely worth it as they are amazing. Patient with all my questions and concerns. Constant updates and detailed information of what is happening. They've all commented on his sweet demeanor and how he loves attention.

Our initial quote was around $4000 however because of his size and how extensive the break was it's now to around $8000. This is only for the surgery. There are soon to be rehabilitation and medication costs as well.

We love our boy and as I just had to send my other pup of 15years across the rainbow bridge I cant give up another one of my fur babies so soon. Any little bit will help in the weeks ahead. I appreciate everyone who wants to make another's life a little bit brighter. Prayers and healing thoughts are also greatly appreciated.

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Sadly things took a turn for the worse after we visited Groot. He developed a bad infection with a virulent and resistant bacteria. The vet recommended ending his suffering though I could tell it was difficult for her as well. We chose to do so for his sake. It's been a long and heartbreaking journey. Thank all of you who have helped us in this difficult time.

Posted by Chara

December 1 at 11:41pm

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So Groots wound is taking it's time healing however there is some improvement lately. From the daily calls I get from the vets (which is so appreciated) it sounds like Groot is a favorite at the clinic with lots of attention and goodies for him especially. Hes not loving the kennel life but they say hes a saint and happy when he gets to be out with them all. I'm wondering if he'll even want to come home. They are saying possibly next week if skin growth improves. So fingers crossed.

Posted by Chara

November 20 at 4:49am

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Thought I'd take a photo of the spot Groot fell. Hubby is there for height reference. He's 5'7". Poor Groot lay at the bottom for awhile before hubby found him and called me. Thankfully the local volunteer firefighters came to the rescue and hauled him out in a 50 gal water trough we managed to put him into.

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November 6 at 10:45pm

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  • Gary R Cadwell24 weeks ago Best wishes. Hope Groot does well.
  • Kathleen Leeper26 weeks ago Praying for a speedy recovery! We love you guys! Leeper Family
  • Jennifer & Allen larsen26 weeks ago Best wishes from Firehouse Pet Shop!
  • SHANNON MONACO26 weeks ago Hope your fur baby is well soon. Best wishes.