Here’s a heart-warming tale to start the year.
Last month, General Patton, a five-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, was having trouble standing up and needed to be carried everywhere by his owner Cassie.
The General was taken to a vet where it was diagnosed with a neurological disorder that caused “one of his intervertebral discs to apply pressure on his spine which if not taken care of will slowly paralyze him.”
Cassie needed $5,000 and fast in order to pay the for the surgery that was needed.
She went to WePay, a site for online payments, and in 13 days more than a hundred people donated enough money to cover General Patton’s operation.
“I wasn’t sure how to raise $5,000, and I knew my time was limited. I relied on my friends and family to spread the word that The General was in trouble. Hundreds of people reached out to provide support,” Cassie said.