"I lost my beloved dog, Gus, at the grand age of 17 ½, in September last year. I swore I would never get another dog. But then. . .along came Oscar who managed to wheedle his way into my sad heart.
Oscar is an 8yo Schnauzer / Poodle X whom I adopted just six weeks ago from Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE) in Perth. He has had a rough few years. Oscar's first human was an older lady who had to go in to care. He was then passed from pillar to post & has spent the last 3 or so years in a back yard where he was fed & watered & that's about all. Despite all this, Oscar is the dearest little dog. He has bonded very quickly with me & loves a cuddle & as the weeks go by I see more of his lovely personality. I will now do everything in my power to provide Oscar with a safe, secure & loving home to make up for the past few years.
But Little Oscar has very little vision due to cataracts. While he is coping remarkably well, it does affect his confidence. He is quite tentative & anxious around other dogs & is easily startled. However, once he feels safe, he is very friendly. While Oscar is not a young dog he potentially has another 8 or so years of life left & I would like to give him the quality of life he deserves. Oscar has seen eye specialist, Dr Rob Harris, who feels that Oscar is a good candidate for surgery.
As you can imagine, eye surgery doesn't come cheap. Unfortunately, due to my own health issues over the past few years, my financial position is not great. So I turned to Chuffed crowd funding to try to raise the money needed for Oscar’s surgery.
I have been incredibly humbled by the generosity of people. . .some who don’t even know me. It is encouraging & so very heart-warming to be on the receiving end of such generosity.
Sometimes people think that they can’t afford very much but any contribution, no matter how small, is a step closer towards a brighter future for Oscar.
It would take just another 220 people to give $10 each & we would reach our target & Oscar could have his sight back. How wonderful would that be?"
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