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NOTE: CASSIE IS NOT YET READY TO BE ADOPTED!!!! Cassie is a beautiful 6 week old golden girl. She came to GRAPE from a breeder who could not sell her since she needs surgery on her eye. Cassie's surgery will be approx $1,750.00 so we are requesting donations to help her at this time .....Below is Cassie's condition; Entropion Entropion is a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward. This can cause an eyelash or hair to irritate and scratch the surface of the eye, leading to corneal ulceration or perforation. It can also cause dark-colored scar tissue to build up over the wound (pigmentary keratitis). These factors may cause a decrease or loss of vision. Donations to help Cassie can be made via paypal or to G.R.A.P.E- P.O Box 124- Springfield, PA 19064---- GRAPE is a 501c non profit organization





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Cassie is adorable, I will make a donation via Paypal. Does her surgery need to be done within a certain time to ensure no damage to the eye?
 

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Thanks so very much !!

Let me send your question onto GRAPE' s Coordinator to see if she knows anymore on this.
 

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Cassie is adorable, I will make a donation via Paypal. Does her surgery need to be done within a certain time to ensure no damage to the eye?

Here is the response I got back....

Rob, The surgery should be done sooner than later as it is quite uncomfortable to Cassie--- I liken it to having a contact lens stuck in the corner of your eye-- it is tearing and she is clearly bothered by it--

May be others on this board know more about this condition as well.

I would definately say that the sooner the surgery the better for the pup.
 

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Some puppies will grow out of this. I had a male puppy with this and, after consultation with a specialist, they decided that he was a likely candidate to outgrow the problem. To prevent irritation to his eye, they placed a staple in the skin underneath his eye when he was about 5 weeks old. He was checked weekly and when he was around 11 weeks of age, the staple was no longer needed.

The surgery, if necessary, is relatively simple and she should have a good recovery, poor baby.
 

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She is so adorable!!!! Praying she has a simple surgery and great recovery as well as a loving home.

I was about ready to write I can't believe a breeder would surrender a puppy for such a small issue. Scratch that: I lost my head! You'd think nothing would surprise me any more after ten years in rescue!
 

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She is just adorable. I will look to see if I have alittle extra to help. Hopefully it will not leave any damage. Is there a vet college near there that might be able to do a reduced cost surgery?
 

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I am flat broke for another two weeks, but I will post this on my blog and see if some people will donate.
 

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Where is the paypal link?
 

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So the breeder sells all the other pups in the litter then expects other people to pay for the surgery this one needs? Unbelievable!
 

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Where is the paypal link?

The only paypal link for GRAPE Rescue that I know of is on the application page (Paypal Link below) ... However this one is preset to $25.00

I will ask if we have another paypay link somewhere that is not preset. Does any of you know if once you are in paypal can you change the amount to send even if it looks like it is preset? I do not have a paypal account and have never used one.

https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/w...248354cf50881e4ea372b2a42d76305e03018dc2a2bc7
 

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This is what I found out about the paypal link above....

Rob--- People can change the amount but it has to be in $25.00 increments---- they can send it through the mail as well if that is easier-- thanks, Annette

 

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Thanks, Rob.
 

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Cassie

Cassie is a precious, beautiful little angel!!
 

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So the breeder sells all the other pups in the litter then expects other people to pay for the surgery this one needs? Unbelievable!
In my opinion, this is a very irresponsible breeder.

I'm with CFGRR, we have taken in young goldens that people have bought from breeders and as the pup got older it was discovered that they needed extensive and costly hip surgery. CFGRR has taken in two young Goldens within the last year, had the required surgery done at CFGRR's expense, then adopted them into loving permanent homes.
 

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I can understand a breeder not having the money down the road to pay for surgery for a puppy that seemed normal when it was sold but it seems like this breeder could take some of the money he/she is getting right now for the other puppies in the litter and use it to pay for surgery on this pup.
 

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I agree, lousy breeder who is probably patting himself or herself on the back for doing the right thing by not 1. killing it because she was defective, 2. giving it to a rescue so someone can help it. Ppl can severely suck.
 

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Our Munchkin-Samoyed

Many, many, years ago we adopted our Munchkin, A Samoyed, from a pet rescue. Munchkin was probably from a backyard breeder.

Nevertheless, our vet said that Munchkin had the worst set of hips he had ever seen, and we had FHO surgery for her, and she lived happily ever after.
 

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I donated via PayPal by logging into Paypal, selecting send money and putting in G.R.A.P.E.'s email address. This can be done for any amount and there is an option for a message where I indicated the $$ was for Cassie. Very easy.
 

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I donated via PayPal by logging into Paypal, selecting send money and putting in G.R.A.P.E.'s email address. This can be done for any amount and there is an option for a message where I indicated the $$ was for Cassie. Very easy.

Thank you so much for the donation as well as the explanation of the paypal usage for those with accounts, that is a big help as well.
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