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This fundraiser ended on 05/10/12

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The Save Chewy cause was set up to help raise funds for Chewy's veterinary bills.

Chewy is a one and half year old hound mix whose best friend other than his owners is a rescue kitten named Pooter. He loves people and people tend to fall in love with him. His full name is Chewbacca, which is fitting because he tends to make Chewbacca-like noises.

On 4/22/2012 Chewy was brought to the vet because he refused to eat and was acting depressed. The vet did a full blood work up and discovered he had a serious issue with his liver. He believed it to be a liver shunt but was unsure and referred us to the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State. NC state gave us an estimate of cost which ranges $3900-$5900. After the referral, our original vet called us back and wanted to run a few more tests before he sends us to NC State. He ran a few more tests but was unable to pinpoint the cause and Chewy continued to grow worse. On 4/26/2012 Chewy was brought to NC State and hospitalized. He was put on an IV and three different antibiotics, they also did another full blood work up to see where his liver was at. They decided that the best course of action was to perform a sonogram and take cell samples from his gall bladder, spleen and liver. The test results from those cells made the pathologist believe it to be one of three things: cancer, an excess of copper because he is unable to process it, or benign. They want to perform a biopsy of the liver and keep him hospitalized until then. All of the tests and hospitalization will be roughly $3000 and the liver biopsy will be $1500-2000. We just want Chewy to be better and we need to raise enough funds to make sure we will be able to do what it takes to get there. In the event that more funds are raised than needed , they will be donated to the Mosby Foundation which helps raise money for animals who need treatment or surgery. Check them out at

Thank you everyone so much!

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."

‎"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
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