Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Updated: Local musician seeks funding for emergency operation

Posted By on Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 4:21 PM

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Good news on the Oliver the Dog front: The fundraising effort reached $3,445, Oliver has had his operation, and he's now resting up for his return to everyday canine activities.

——- ORIGINAL POST, October 29, 2013, 2:30 p.m. ——-

Musicians typically use crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to defray recording and touring costs. But WeareAudible guitarist Jeb Burgess is raising funds for a cause that’s much less typical, and a whole lot more pressing.

This past weekend, the local musician came home to find his dog collapsed in the front yard, inexplicably blinded by mace and suffering from a broken leg. To prevent his pet from being put down, Burgess is seeking donations to pay for an emergency operation.

With four days left in the fundraising campaigning, the musician is just over a fifth of the way to obtaining the $3500 needed to save his dog. Anyone who can help is encouraged to visit razoo.com/br/causes/Save-Oliver in order to donate.

Meanwhile, here's Burgess's recounting of the situation as posted on the website.

My dog Oliver is in need of surgery. I think he got out of the yard and in his travels met a neighbor who maced him and broke his leg.

On October 26th my dog was maced and then had his leg broken by some stranger in my neighborhood. He's never shown aggression and wouldn't hurt a fly. He didn't deserve this.

On Sunday night, I came home and found my dog Oliver laying in the yard with one of his front legs shattered. In addition he at some point was maced, which covered his entire face making it almost impossible for him to see / breathe.

After having Oliver in to the vet, they are recommending a minimum of a $3500 surgery to repair his leg and its more money than we have. My other option is to amputate the leg which is $1500 which is also more than I have available.

he last resort is having him put down which I refuse to accept.

If you are able to donate anything, even just 10 dollars, it will help me avoid having to put him down over a broken leg.

My funds have been exhausted just getting him in and out of the emergency care. Sadly, we don't know who did this so we can't hold anyone responsible for the cost.
Anything you are willing to contribute is welcome and will help save Oliver's life!

Thank you

Jeb and Oliver.

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