Owners of a French Bulldog bitten by a snake in Geelong’s Bell Park say they’ve made the heartbreaking decision to take the animal off life support.
Jasmine Lawrence had setup a GoFundMe page help to help support coverage of the spiraling vet costs after Knox was attacked by a tiger snake on Saturday morning and was rushed to hospital, where his owners say the one-year-old was placed on a ventilator.
Given two doses of Anti-Venom after the backyard strike the early prognosis for the young dog was good, but his owners say that changed “drastically” when he had a seizure and is now on a ventilator.
“We have spent $6,000 in the last few hours however funds are running low,” owner Jasmine Lawrence said in her fundraising pledge.
“Knox may require another dose of Anti-Venom and the ventilator fee is $10,000 for the first 24 hours.
“We are finding as much money as we can however need help to keep our little man alive and give him the best chance possible.”
Donors had pledged $3875 at the time of writing, but an update from Ms Lawrence this morning said they decided to let Knox go after a visit yesterday confirmed he was unlikely to recover from the injury.
“Yesterday was one of the worst days in the world for us. Our sweet little 1 year old baby boy was taken from this world far too soon,” Ms Lawrence wrote, saying also the funds raised would help pay for the vet costs incurred.
“The total cost came to just over $11,500 so the money we have raised will help us so much.”