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Wheezy the dog




Wheezy the dog swallowed part of a tennis ball and now he needed emergency veterinary surgery to have it removed.

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Active Date
Monday, January 21, 2019
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Wheezy needs emergency surgery after accidentally swallowing part of a tennis ball. What a terrible accident that happened so quickly and unexpectedly! 

Wheezy is a puppy, who came into his family after a neighbor’s dog had an unplanned litter of puppies. His family is hard-working and has a proven history of responsible and proactive veterinary care for their pets. As a low-income family, they simply do not have the funds for this unforeseen crisis. 

Wheezy’s mom says, “From day one, Wheezy has been such a bright and shining light in my life. I wasn’t even looking for a pet the day this puppy with huge floppy ears walked over to my feet, sat down, and looked up at me with his bright blue eyes. It was a done deal—my heart was already his! Wheezy picked me, I didn’t pick him or even his name, but we were a perfect fit from the start! The rest of the family is also just crazy about him!”

Please help Wheezy and his family by making a donation toward his veterinary care.

Wheezy, a Love Story
February 7, 2020 12:00 AM
Wheezy's Birthday!
January 10, 2020 12:00 AM

Wheezy is only alive today thanks to amazing donors like YOU! Thank you.

Many people don't realize that the majority of veterinary hospitals will not even see a pet without a deposit first. They are under no obligation to save a dying pet in their lobby if payment cannot be made. Halfway through Wheezy's ordeal, he was rushed to a specializing hospital. When his mom heard the estimate, she was in tears. She called FTLOA and offered to say goodbye to her sweet boy. But, because of donors like you, she didn't have to.

Since the ordeal, he has been recuperating at home with his loving mom by his side. He still has his cone and a special diet. His movement is limited, so he spends most of the time on the couch, where he finds the energy to kick off his siblings. The veterinary surgeon expects a full recovery. Wheezy recently celebrated his second birthday! His mom said:

"I am so thrilled and beyond blessed that I have the opportunity to celebrate this day. Happy Second Birthday, Wheezy! He is getting a little bit stronger with every passing day, and we couldn't be more blessed to have this little miracle in our lives."

Thank you for caring about Wheezy. Wheezy is thankfully home, but we still need to raise money toward his bills. Donations of any amount are helpful.


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