Helping Jackie

Jackies StoryI approached this girl in UCD today and gave her the usual spiel about HOI. She agreed to let me take her picture. I then sat down beside her and said ‘ok I’ll ask you the question now’ before I got a chance to ask anything, she start to cry, she then apologised and said; ‘sorry but my dog is in the vet and is dying’. I felt so bad and apologized for bothering her at such a traumatic time. She said it was ok and that i wasn’t to know.l I asked her about her dog which she’s had for seven years. The dog had started to vomit 2 days ago and got very ill quickly so she brought it to a vet in the city, the dog had a viral bug and was deteriorating fast, unfortunately that vet couldn’t do anymore and referred it to the veterinary hospital in UCD. She has already spent every penny she had (over €2000) for the dogs treatment in the first vet, she said she didn’t care about the money as along as the dog was ok. She also had to pay another €500 straight away to UCD vet and there would be another bill at the end of the treatment whatever the outcome.
Her boss was on the way to meet her to give the €500 for the initial treatment and said he’d also help her out with anymore expenses. She said she’ll probably have to work for free for a couple of weeks to pay him back.I asked her was there any hope the dog might pull through, she said the dogs health was up and down at the moment that she’ll have to wait and see. At this point a veterinary nurse came out and asked her to come in.As this girl was telling me her story I felt so bad for her, sobbing her heart out. Not only might she lose her dog but she also might be in a lot of debt by the end of it all. The whole time she was talking to me my brain was in overdrive thinking of ways i could help this girl out. I asked her for her name (Which is Jackie) and took her phone number, gave her a hug, wished her well and that i hope her dog would be ok.So I’ve decided to try help this girl out with the massive bill she’s going to have which I reckon will be at least €3000, I’m asking for your help to donate even 20cent or whatever you can to try help this girl out.All the money we receive will be passed onto Jackie.I’ll be in touch with Jackie later on this evening to get an update on how her dog is doing.

Fingers crossed it pulls through.


Helping Jackie & Dora Update

Great news! There has been a change in Dora’s condition since last night. When Jackie went back to the UCD vet this morning Dora was no longer in pain and seemed to be doing so much better. The vet told Jackie that there are some options now that Dora’s not suffering. So there’s still some hope that Dora might pull through 

I met Jackie and her boyfriend today at the vet to see how they were doing and to assure the vet that there was money to pay for her bill today and any future expenses should they decide to continue treatment.
Jackie, her boyfriend and Dora are so grateful to everyone how has donated and send love their way.

It’s with great pleasure that I will be able to pay Dora’s veterinary bill and the ucd bill next week with the money that was so generously donated by our lovely friends on Facebook. Whether you donated €1 or €100 your contribution is greatly appreciated. If there is any extra money left after all bill are settled we’ll donate the remaining money to a dog charity.

As discussed we will be providing proof of all money spent with receipts which you can find on our website.

Thank you again for your incredible show of love for Jackie and Dora.

I could only manage to grab a quick iPhone photo of Jackie & Dora.



Jackie & Dora Update

Went to meet Jackie & Dora yesterday and they’re doing great. As of Tuesday Dora is out of ICU and is doing well. But i just got a call from Jackie earlier to let me know that she is taking Dora home today Dora still has to take some medication for a while but seems to be better now.

Thanks to your generous donations we have been able to pay over €1600 in veterinary bills for Dora so far.
€625 of that was for the first vet Dora saw and then an additional €1000 was paid to the ucd vet hospital.
There’s a final bill of €180 to be paid and the remaining money will be donated to the ‘Animal Welfare Fund’ that the UCD veterinary Hospital run that helps pet owners that can’t afford treatment for their pets.

As promised all receipts will be available on our website to show exactly where your money has gone.

Thank you again for your generous donations, Jackie and Dora are eternally grateful.

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