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Fundraising for our little Onyx

Closed Cause page created in the Animals category by Darryn Joseph-Smith

$3,924 of $3,000 goal
Given by 139 generous donors in 9 days

We appreciate all donations of any amount to help Onyx's fractured growth plate surgery. You will make the world of difference.

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Please help our little boy, Onyx.

It comes with a heavy heart for my partner and I to build the courage and ask for help with Onyx's surgery which has cost $3372.33. Unfortunately due to my partner being made redundant last week as a result of COVID-19, we don't know what else to do but ask for your generosity.

Onyx is a 6 month old purebred English Staffordshire Bull Terrior. He has the best nature and the kindest heart. He's the friendliness little guy you would ever meet.

On the 20th of May 2020 Onyx was playing on the couch and fell off the the edge and landed on his left hind leg on a hard wood floor, we immediately took him to the vet the next day as he refused to walk on that leg in fear he had broken his leg, however, upon closer examinations and multiple x-rays, it was apparent that Onyx has fractured his growth plate which required surgery immediately. The exact diagnosis is called a Tibial tuberosity avulsion.

The Pre & Post Operation Costs are outlined below:

Initial vet visit for xrays/referral: $524.33

Surgery on Onyx's leg: $3372.33

Bandage Changes: $300

Check up xrays over six weeks: $500

Surgery to remove pins and wire in leg: $500

Total cost: $5196.66

Onyx's surgery was booked in and carried out on Monday the 25th of May at 8:00 AM at Papakura Veterinary Hospital, 365 Great South Road, Papakura Auckland. Onyx is currently recovering over the next 6 weeks on strict crate rest.

Any amount as low as $1.00 will make the world of difference to us.

Thank you so much, we can't put our gratitude into words.

Use of funds

All funds that are collected through will be used to help towards Onyx's surgery at Papakura Veterinary Hospital.

Latest update

Thank you!  1 June 2020

Posted by: Darryn Joseph-Smith

Hi everyone, we just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to each and every one of you who donated to help with Onyx's surgery. You have helped us put a MASSIVE dent into Onyx's bill and give him the life he deserves. THANK YOU SO MUCH from Onyx, Denise and myself.

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Latest donations

Linda on 30 May 2020
Get well fast I hope the surgery works and Onyx is back to be a playful pup bets of luck
Chantel on 30 May 2020
Omg best of luck to you guys for your wee man ❤️
Morgan on 29 May 2020
Our boy Boris says get well soon Onyx
Jan on 29 May 2020
We also have an Onyx she is 10 now nearly lost her when she had pups couldn’t imagine life without her. Onyx is a beautiful wee boy happy to help hope he recovers well
Gavin on 29 May 2020
Get well soon wee tacker.

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