Dog Owner Turns to Social Media to Save Pet’s Life

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When Jesus Ramirez from Joliet, Illi., got Cabo, a Pit bull Shepherd mix, two years ago, he never imagined that he would be turning to social media and online fundraising sites to try to save his dog’s life, but that is exactly what he is doing now.

Ramirez got Cabo when the dog was just six-weeks-old, and soon after they bonded and became best buds.

Cabo. Phot Credit: Jesus Ramirez
Cabo. Phot Credit: Jesus Ramirez

 

“We have gone through both good and bad times together, and he is the best companion anyone could ask for,” said Ramirez.

However, when the friendly dog started to walk on just three legs, the dog owner knew something was wrong with his best friend. After consulting a veterinarian, Ramirez learned Cabo has a ruptured cruciate ligament.

“The pain seems to be so bad he often opts to only walk with three legs and when he walks with four, you can hear a pop in his leg,” said the dog owner. “The options I was given were to have surgery and fix him right up, or wait until his pain is unmanageable and have him put to sleep.”

For the pet owner, putting his dog to sleep is not an option, especially when Cabo is so young and has a lot of life left in him. The problem is the surgery Cabo needs is very expensive and Ramirez can’t afford it.

The worried man has turned to GoFundMe hoping to raise enough money by the end of November in order to get his dog the surgery he needs to get back to normal. Ramirez is hoping to raise $4,500 and so far he has only manage to collect a little over $1,000.

“I’m asking [people] to donate any small amount of money so I can spare him this pain and in the long run, save his life,” said Ramirez. “$1, $5, $10. No amount is too small or insignificant. The donations will go towards sedation and reverse sedation, surgery, post surgery recovery medication and physical therapy.”

If you want to donate towards the surgery and help end Cabo’s constant pain and suffering please visit http://www.gofundme.com/enmed8.

47 thoughts on “Dog Owner Turns to Social Media to Save Pet’s Life”

  1. My lab just had ACL surgery 4 days ago. We’ve had 7 dogs and have been thru 4 ACL surgeries. If my vet ever said, get the surgery or put him down and wouldn’t be willing to work with me on payments I’d be going to another vet.

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    • Amy, you got that right! I’ve never had to have such expensive procedures done on my dogs, but I bet Dr. Mike would certainly work with me on payments. My critters have been going to him for over thirty years now, and he is the most caring, humane person. I don’t know I’ll do when he decides to retire.

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  2. You shouldn’t have pets if you can’t afford them. Everyone is looking for handouts. The unexpected happens … Deal with it.

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    • Sometimes things happen. You just cannot plan for everything. Life is unpredictable. It really bothers me when people say “you shouldn’t have pets if you can’t afford them.” Would you give your own pets up if something happened? If the car broke down and you had to pay a lot to either fix it or get a new one. If the house burned down you had nothing left? What if a family member got really sick? Things happen! I know I would have anything over $3,000 in savings to pay for vet emergencies due to some money issues. I wouldn’t give my animals up just because life is not easy for me!

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    • Kathy,
      you are a heartless monster. Sometimes things happen in life that are out of our control. I imagine he could afford to have a pet when he got it. You don’t know what has happened in his life. This man is trying to save his pet, his best friend. I would do whatever I had to do to save my dog is something like this happened, including “asking for handouts” as you so crassly put it. You shouldn’t have a pet period, even if you can afford it, because having a pet requires having a heart and having compassion, two things you so obviously lack. Here’s hoping that one day you have to deal with “the unexpected happening”, and you can’t and you have to actually ask for some kindness and compassion from others. Good luck with that. I hope Karma gives you a swift kick in the butt!

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      • I couldn’t have said it better myself, Anonymous! Kathy’s comment really rubbed me the wrong way too!!!

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    • So heartless – you don’t HAVE to donate – so don’t and keep your negative opinions to yourself. And watch out – karma is going to get you.

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  3. Life with Dogs … Start filtering. You have been posting absolute crap lately. Used to like your stories. Did you have a change in management or something?

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  4. Harsh Kathy Meade. Dang. Stuff happens. At least he’s trying to help the poor dog and not just throwing it away. Maybe we should all HELP each other. What a better world we’d have. Hope u never need help.

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  5. Oh please … I have been through 3 CCL surgeries for my dogs and went into debt over it for a long time. Is this person a charitable organization? I donate to dog rescues all the time and other charitable causes. Karma will not be a problem in my life, people.

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