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Our dachshund, Gretchen, needs life-saving back surgery that we are unable to afford. 100% of donations will go toward her surgery.

Our 6 year old dachshund, Gretchen, needs back surgery to repair a slipped disc in her lower back.
We are unable to afford the $4,000 needed to perform the surgery and are unable to obtain financing through veterinary care credit agencies due to the loss of our home during the housing crisis. There has further been a layoff in the family and subsequent recent loss of unemployment benefits.

Without the surgery we will be all but forced to put her to sleep. She is NOT paralyzed by her condition and so feels the pain of it. She now cannot get around very well because her back legs don't always cooperate with her due to the pressure put on her spinal cord.
She is currently on steroids and pain medicine but she cannot remain on steroids forever and pain medicine is only a temporary fix with the dose needing to be increased with time.

She needs surgery as soon as possible before it worsens to the point where surgery won't help. The surgery would fix her slipped disc and she would be able to walk again and enjoy life without pain. She has no other medical problems and is completely healthy otherwise. She is a very beloved pet and a sweet girl who used to be full of energy. Our family would be devastated at her completely unnecessary loss. Pets are family to us.

**100% of money obtained will be put toward her surgery**

Please give whatever you can and know that you have helped an animal and family in need!

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