Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vinny Needs Your Help!

Hi all, Vito's mom here. We went to the vet yesterday for Vinny's ultrasound, and confirmed that he does have a "very large" shunt that is preventing blood flow to his liver. This is a very serious and scary situation. He is scheduled for surgery this coming Tuesday, July 26, and the hope is that this will "cure" him, however the doctor was cautious, saying that he thinks there may be other issues going on as well, which they will try to discover as they are doing the surgery, and will also be doing a biopsy on his liver then.

I'm reaching out to all of our friends in Bloggerville to beg for you to send a donation (big or small - every bit helps!) to SEPRA to help them pay for Vinny's surgery. It is going to cost $1,300 and the Rescue is already so over-stretched. Vinny and I (oh yes, and Vito too!) would be forever grateful. I've attached the link to his page. Just click on the "Become a Virtual Foster" link at the bottom of the page.

Help Vinny Here!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I will keep you all posted. The good news is that he is still acting very normal and does not seem to be in any discomfort.


Minnie and Mack said...

A donation is on it's way from

Minnie and Mack

and we will have our paws crossed for Vinny on tuesday!

Payton said...

Vinny will have my support by the end of the day...if I can just find mom's credit card. I think she hid it on me again! The nerve! Anyway, we will be praying for Vinny and thinking about him on Tuesday.

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Just sent a donation!! I hope Vinny can get better very soon!! Give the boys kisses for me!!



5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Wesa will donate to Vinny's thingy. Mama's payday is tomorrow and we will definently we have been helped by our is important to "pay it forward!" Wesa will also get mama to do a post along with Mimi's update on her 2-week post operation check and send everyone to help Vinny!
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums

Archie and Melissa said...

hi gina, vinny and vito!
we are off to help him now!
thank you so much for all you are doing for him and we are sending you all of our love and hugs!
he is so lucky to have you!

sweetpam said...

Going there straight-away.

Bobo and Meja

our blog is

(this wouldn't let us sign is with Google so we had to use our Wordpress acct)

Hank said...

We are sending a donation for Colonel Vinny (Hank INSISTS on calling him that)!

Sarah and Hank

Bethany said...

Our pug Sophie underwent surgery to correct a liver shunt in March 2010. She is doing wonderfully! You can go to and read her story. Just click on Sophie on the left side of the page. We also have a yahoo support group for mommas of shunt babies. Please let me know if I can offer any advice or answer any questions. We will be praying for Vinny!
Pug love,
Bethany and Sophie

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Good news! Mama CJ (my mother and co-parent of the pugs) donated to help Vinny too...she is listed as Cheryl S. on the page. Just got my donation in today.
Much love,
Mama Mindy of The Slimmer Puggums

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