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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Pug Lovers save Buck the pug

Colleen Bighley was recently faced with one of a pug parent’s worst nightmares. Her two year old pug, Buck, darted from the house and was hit by a car. Buck suffered 3 broken legs and needed to have a costly surgery.

The required surgery was $3000 and Collen Bighley was worried she would not be able to come up with the money. She shared Buck’s story on a popular pug website where she normally shared pictures of Buck and her other pugs. She told her fellow pug lovers that her family could not afford Buck’s surgery and she was going to bring Buck home and spend one more night with him before he would be put to sleep.

Fourteen minutes after sharing her story on the popular website, fellow pug lovers replied stating they would donate money to help save Buck. Donations came from around the world and Collen was able to pay for Buck’s surgery.

Buck hasn’t made a full recovery yet, but he has had his surgery and is getting better each day.

Pugs and pug people are simply the greatest!

See a video of Buck

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I am in need of a similar miracle!!  Our puppy, Quincy, an 8 month old pug was just diagnosed with hip dysplasia after we noticed him favoring both of his back legs.  His condition is very severe and he is already worsening.  The surgery that is required can cost anywhere from $4,000-$7,000!  This is a huge financial burden that we just can’t handle at this time and we don’t know where to turn.  If anyone can help out in anyway with referrals to organizations that can help or even the website that Buck used, we would be eternally grateful!!  I can’t stand to see our poor little puppy in so much pain.



Why don’t you post the veterinarian’s info, so people can contact him/her and send donations?



That’s a great idea!  Thanks so much… I’ll contact the surgeon and see if I can set something up like that!

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