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With full hearts, we are happy to report that Roxie is recovering nicely and feeling much better after emergency surgery to remove a corn cob stuck in her belly last week. 

Roxie is recovering nicely!

Roxie is recovering nicely!

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Thanks to donors like you, Roxie was able to receive the care she needed to truly save her life.

Her family was faced with the decision to euthanize Roxie after they couldn't afford the cost of the surgery she desperately needed.

But, thanks to the generosity and support of donors like you, Frankie's Friends was able to pay for the treatment to remove the corn cob stuck in her belly and save Roxie's life! 

"You guys truly saved my sweet girl's life! I couldn't be more thankful... She's my babygirl and I'd be lost without her. My whole family says thank you! I'm so incredibly happy with her progress. Her life truly was saved and I couldn't be more thankful."

–Roxie's Mom



This is an actual xray of Roxie showing the corncob.

This is an actual xray of Roxie showing the corncob.

 We urgently need your help to save the life of a sweet 8-year-old boxer, Roxie, who needs emergency surgery this afternoon after gobbling down several corncobs. Roxie vomited up six of the cobs but at least one is lodged in her intestine, making her extremely sick.

Dr. Beth Tynan, a board-certified critical care specialist with BluePearl’s Virginia Beach hospital, said it’s still unclear if they’ll be able to remove the corncob with one incision or whether a more involved surgery is required to remove part of Roxie’s intestine. “We’re hoping it’s the first one but we’ll have to wait and see,” Tynan said. “The cob can sometimes cause damage to the area around it.”

Roxie’s owner, Dakota Hudson, said the dog is a wonderful family pet. “She’s the kind of dog that if you’re upset, she knows it.”

Dakota has had Roxie since the dog was seven weeks old and would do anything for her. But her family is financially strapped right now because her grandfather recently suffered a stroke and they’re paying out of pocket for his at-home care.

“Roxie was my first actual pet,” Dakota said. “Just thinking about losing her is completely heartbreaking.”

Without the help of donors like you to assist with the cost of her care, Roxie faces possible euthanasia. Please help us raise $5,000.00 to save Roxie's life and give her the surgery she desperately needs.




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