Please Help My Angel, Hercules
At the request and with the help of friends on Facebook, letting me know he only had Hours to live, I quickly called to place my application and adopted Hercules from the NYC Kill shelter in Manhattan. I remember picking him up on a very rainy night, the shelter folks were telling me how he was reaching out to all the dogs in their cages before he left as if saying "It will be ok". I took him home, he sat proudly in the front seat of my little Nissan, such a Blessing then and Now.
When I got him home he was skin and bones, you could see his spine and ribs. I rushed to make him special food for dogs that are nearing starvation. He ate the next morning and went on to be a very Happy and Healthy Lil Man and my Best Friend.
I am having such a hard time writing this as I never asked for anything but I am faced with a hard time, for now. Shortly, my finances will improve.. but it will take time. Time, the surgeons cannot wait for.
Here is his current story:
Every morning, Hercules is thrilled when I wake up, we go outside then He Eats.. his favorite time. This morning, he jumped off the bed and lay down. I was crushed I knew something was wrong as he wouldn't go down the stairs. He tried but would lie back down. He happily drank water. I made a Dr appt for later that day, I am very thankful that I did.
He gained strength and came down at 11:30 and ate, went outside and did his business then wearily slept on the couch.
I make him fresh food mixed with low-ingredient kibble that he adores, he ate more at 3:00 and then off to the Dr.
His Dr. found, after X-rays and ultrasound a mass on his spleen that is causing him to bleed internally. Well, then we rushed to an emergency surgery specialist facility with very loving and kind people, who adore Hercules. What they did last night is iv and ultrasound of his liver, chest and spleen to see exactly the affected organs. I found out this morning that there are No major organs affected and Hercules is a strong candidate for surgery and biopsy!
This is hard for me to ask, I am stuck in such an unusual time of low funds and unable to acquire the funds He needs quickly enough to save him. If you can find it in your heart and have a healthy pocketbook, I hope you can help with any amount.