Westland Woman Holds Fundraiser To Treat Dog’s Rare Disorder

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If you love dogs as much as we do, you know the relationship with your dog is the same as raising a child or having a best friend. Westland resident Melissa Crowley is trying everything she can to spread the word about her dog. Recently she reached out to us for some extra help, and after reading her story we couldn’t say no.

Her 6 year-old Rottweiler, Zeus, was diagnosed with immune-mediated polyarthritis in May. According to Crowley, an allergic reaction to antibiotics has caused his immune system to start attacking his joints causing him severe pain and making it very difficult for him to walk. Proper testing such as digital x-rays and joint taps, are extreamly expensive, but also extreamly important for Zeus to receive proper treatment. Due to Zeus’ allergies, it is going to cost Crowley and her husband an estimated $20,000 on treatments over the next few years. Right now, they’re trying to reach a goal of $5,000.

Crowley states, “If Zues’ condition worsens and he passes away before we raise the funds for him, or if we do not raise enough for his tests and treatment, please know that the proceeds of this fundraiser will be donated to his veterinarian Dr. Steven Mantay, owner of Healthy Paws Veterinary Medical Center in Westland, Mi. to help another animal in desperate need of medical attention. But, please help us raise enough money to help Zeus before it is too late for him!”

To get the full story on Zeus and to donate click here.

To follow Zues’ blog click here.

They are also having a fundraiser, “Putt for a Cause and Save These Paws” planned for Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Putting Edge, 44225 W. 12 Mile, Novi. The event will be 1-4 p.m. and include 18 holes of miniature golf, arcade games, pizza and pop, prizes for the most holes in one and best game score and a 50/50 raffle. Advance tickets are $20 and $25 the day of the event. Tickets are available by contacting Crowley at 248-755-0550 or at melissacrowley66@ att.net.

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