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Julieta is a "therapist" dog, She is very sweet and kind. She was adopted in 2017 in the association Sourepatas. She suffers from severe bilateral hip dysplasia. She need 2 new ...

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  • 20/07/2021

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Julieta is a "therapist" dog, She is very sweet and kind. She was adopted in 2017 in the association Sourepatas. She suffers from severe bilateral hip dysplasia. She need 2 new paws and count on your help!

I met Julieta in 2017, on a visit to the shelter of the Sourepatas association. It was love at first sight for that crazy happy dog, who attacked us  with compulsive licks . I didn't stop thinking about her and a few weeks later I ended up adopting her. I soon discovered that in addition to all the sweetness, Julieta had a spectacular intelligence and ability to learn. A few months after adopting her, we embarked on an adventure together: certification in Animal Assisted Interventions at the Ânimas association. Passion gave way to pride, to pure love. Julieta is not just a dog, she is not just family, she is a "therapist" dog, and with her sweetness and patience she distributes affection, makes smiles and helps children with special needs.

In 2018 we found out that she has bilateral hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is a degenerative joint disease that affects walking and causes a lot of pain. Since then, despite the severity of the dysplasia and already having arthrosis, we have controlled it with sporadic chondroprotectants and anti-inflammatory drugs and she has been leading a normal life without major complaints and without pain, apparently (she doesn't speak and dogs are great at hiding their pain, so we don't know for sure). But now "crises" have become more frequent and things like getting on the couch or in the car have become difficult for Julieta. When she goes for a walk, she limps. She can´t do more animal-assisted therapy.

We looked for solutions and we investigated, we found that there are several options for Julieta. She could take medication for the rest of her life, acupuncture, gold implants, etc ... but the problem would always be there and it would get worse over time. She could make a femur head ostectomy , but this procedure severely alters the biomechanics of the joint and she could continue to have pain and need medication. Besides,  she already has a significant loss of muscle mass that would greatly condition her recovery.

We heard about the total hip prosthesis and traveled to Lisbon with Julieta to meet Dr. Luis Chambel from Vetoeiras who informed us about the advantages of this procedure. We realized that the total hip prosthesis is the procedure that is most likely to guarantee a life without pain, a normal life for Julieta. Recovery is much faster and long-term medication is not required. The success rate is very high. We saw videos of dogs walking the day after the surgery, we saw videos of dogs running and jumping a few months after the surgery.

There was no doubt about what we wanted for Julieta, what she deserves. But the procedure is very expensive, very far from our financial possibilities. Each surgery (since she has dysplasia in both hips) will cost about 3500 €. It is a lot of money and it took a lot of thinking, pondering. The heart spoke louder and, motivated by the words of support from so many friends who were willing to help, we decided to proceed with the surgery. It will be held at VetOeiras by dr Luis Chambel, we still don't know on what date.

The total costs are around 7000 €, and in this crowdfunding we ask for help for one of the surgeries.

We really thank for the help of all those who want to give Julieta some new paws, which will allow her to run, jump and continue to help the special children who come across her. We chose to use a crowdfunding platform so that the process is as honest and transparent as possible.

All the help that comes will make a difference and will be received with great emotion and gratitude. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your solidarity, friendship, support and help.

kisses from Juju

About the author

I'm Sara, I'm 30 years old and have a huge passion for animals, which was born with me. Part of my life is dedicated to the animal cause, and in 2019 I was one of the founders of an animal protection association, the Pêlo na Venta association. I have 5 dogs and 3 cats, all adopted and I am a regular foster family. I am an occupational therapist and do interventions assisted by animals, that is, with the help of dogs, I support people with special needs. I have 2 dogs certified by the association Ânimas, Julieta and Romeu.

Budget and due dates

The money raised is intended to cover the cost of one of the surgeries to place a full hip prosthesis. The estimated amount of € 3,500 covers expenses for exams performed before surgery, surgery, hospitalization after surgery, medication and follow-up. The surgery will be performed at the VetOeiras clinic. It is not yet scheduled as it depends on the arrival of a specialist , but it is expected to be held between July and September.

  • Juju's virtual lick

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    Juju's virtual lick

    Juju is very firendly. She send a virtual lick to everyone who is helping her to achieve quality of life and happiness!

    50 backers

  • Personalized thank you card

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    Personalized thank you card

    Julieta sends a virtual thank you card, personalized, to those who help her so generously to achieve more happiness and quality of life!

    17 backers

  • Personalized thank you video

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    Personalized thank you video

    We will send a personalized thank you video with Julieta as the protagonist

    6 backers

  • Felt Juliet

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    Felt Juliet

    Felt doll, handmade

    3 backers

  • Play and love session

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    Play and love session

    This reward consists in the opportunity to spend some time with Julieta, playing some games, taking a walk, giving her coudles, brushing her, these are some of the activities that can be done at this meeting. This meeting will happen in a place previously arranged

    3 backers

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 20:22

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 10:08

Payout completed

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Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Sun, 13/06/2021 - 11:38

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Thu, 27/05/2021 - 01:15

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Tue, 25/05/2021 - 17:00

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched


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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Anonymous

    20/07/2021 - 19:44

    O Mogli é solidário, pois entende perfeitamente o sofrimento da Julieta... Boa sorte Julieta!

  • Anonymous

    19/07/2021 - 18:40

  • Rosario Lopes

    19/07/2021 - 10:16

  • Fernando Manuel Coruche

    14/07/2021 - 23:02

    Boa recuperação !

  • Anonymous

    14/07/2021 - 08:35

  • Jose Vieira Branco

    13/07/2021 - 18:33

  • Susana Marques

    13/07/2021 - 15:58

  • Cristina Pinto

    13/07/2021 - 09:25

  • Anonymous

    13/07/2021 - 07:31

    Espero de coração que corra tudo bem 🙏

  • Melanie Rodrigues Ribeiro

    12/07/2021 - 11:21

    Vai correr tudo bem! Toda a força do mundo para a Julieta e os papás, obrigada por lutarem por ela <3

  • Anonymous

    11/07/2021 - 10:53

  • Anonymous

    09/07/2021 - 23:13

  • Filipa Isabel da Costa Martins

    09/07/2021 - 22:13

    PARABÉNS pela causa!!

  • MultiPPLicador

    07/07/2021 - 13:03

    Obrigado pela divulgação!

  • Hayley Enright

    06/07/2021 - 21:28

  • Rafael Villamariz do Nascimento

    06/07/2021 - 18:32

    Olá! Um beijinho aqui da Sofia, Rafael e Ary e da amiga canina, Ginja

  • Tiago Cipriano Pires

    30/06/2021 - 18:17

  • Sílvia Patrícia

    30/06/2021 - 09:18

  • Ana Almeida

    28/06/2021 - 14:16

    Espero que consigam angariar o valor necessario. Felicidades à pequenita

  • Telma Nunes

    28/06/2021 - 11:24

    Muito amor e muita saúde para a Julieta e para toda essa família linda! Que Deus vos abençoe hoje e sempre!!