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Sweet Tiger, a 3-year-old pug mix, needs donations for mounting vet bills

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Sweet Tiger is a fighter, and a number of setbacks in his health are running up a major vet bill, The Community Pet Project (TCPP) posted February 24.

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Until last week, Tiger was owned by a kind 83-year-old lady. Unfortunately Tiger's owner had another dog-a female chow/Rottweiler mix who attacked the 3-year-old pug mix while he was playing with her puppies. Tiger's eye was pulled out during the attack, and his owner didn't have the funds to have him treated.

The daughter of Tiger's owner began looking around for someone who could help the little dog, and came across The Community Pet Project. From there, TCPP posted on Facebook hoping a rescue would step up to help. When that didn't happen, TCPP saw that Tiger was taken to Hillcrest Animal Hospital for treatment.

Although Tiger was frightened from riding in a car, he still managed to give his chauffer a few licks on the back of the hand.

The Staff of Hillcrest Animal Hospital was shocked to see the damage done to his eye, and surgery was done on February 21 to remove it. Tiger woke up wagging his tail, which is something the vet reported rarely happens.

Tiger is definitely in love with the ladies. Anytime he sees a lady, he becomes quite the flirt. Tiger has won the heart of every girl who has seen him.

Now for the bad news. Tiger has an infection in the eye/suture area that will set him back a bit. He also tested heartworm positive.

A YouCaring donation webpage has been set up for Tiger. Originally, the plan was to raise $800 to cover his surgery, vaccines, microchip and grooming. Thankfully he had already been neutered, so TCPP doesn't have to worry about funds for having him fixed.

Although the YouCaring account has the $800 goal, the heartworm treatment and eye infection will likely double the bill. Plus there could be more complications, as we've learned to expect in similar cases.

Tiger's vet plans to keep him hospitalized for a few weeks to allow them to treat the infection and give the suture time to heal. The heartworm treatment will also be started. Plus he'll be getting that much-needed bath while he's there.

Once again, The Community Pet Project needs help from the community. They're a 501c3 organization, so any donations are tax deductible. You can donate directly to the YouCaring page, or through any of the methods listed below.

Hillcrest Animal Hospital
1211 E Georgia Rd.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Phone: (864) 967-7387

Or, you can mail your tax-deductible gift to:

The Community Pet Project
26 Halehaven Dr.
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Phone: (864) 360-9696

Please share little Tiger's story. He's a little flirt, as well as a little fighter. The best kind of dog there is. Please help him live. You can click on the YouCaring page to receive an update on his condition whenever a new entry is posted by clicking the "subscribe to updates" icon.

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