Jason Garrett: Man drains life savings, raises N16.3m for surgery to save dog

Jason Garrett: Man drains life savings, raises N16.3m for surgery to save dog

- Jason Garrett's dog Lola needs heart surgery, and her owner has drained his retirement savings to raise $45,000 for it (16.3m)

- Apart from the retirement savings Garrett drained for his dog, he has also raised additional funds through a GoFundMe page he opened for his dog

- The dog is a 12-year-old miniature schnauzer - the breed's life expectancy is 12-15 years

A man in the United States identified as Jason Garrett has displayed a rare show of love for his 12-year-old dog Lola who needs to undergo major surgery for pre-heart failure.

Garrett has drained his retirement savings to raise $45,000 (N16.3m) for the procedure, which is said to be 90% success rate, Global News reports.

Legit.ng gathers that staff are learning how to perform the procedure at the University of Florida Veterinary Hospital.

Jason Garrett: Man drains life savings, raises N16.3m for surgery to save dog

Jason Garrett and Lola. Photo credit: Jason Garrett/GoFundMe
Source: UGC

Garrett has raised additional money through crowdfunding to cover the full cost.

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Lola is a miniature schnauzer and therapy dog who has helped Garrett battle depression and bipolar disorder for over a decade.

Garrett told ABC 7: “She’s family. The reason I continue to survive and even thrive with the disease is Lola.”

According to the Californian-based man, Lola has an enlarged heart because she has a damaged mitral valve.

Garrett is waiting for the Japanese inventor of the procedure to teach other vets in Florida so that he won’t have to fly to Japan to save his dog’s life.

According to the American Kennel Club, the life expectancy for a miniature schnauzer is approximately 12-15 years.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a video has emerged of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum calling out his camels by name.

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In the video posted by Sheikh Hamdan on his official Instagram page, the prince is seen calling two of his camels, Fares and Emaar.

Only Fares answered at first and stuck his head into the window of the car, Sheikh Hamdan told the animal to get Emaar and the latter galloped to get her.

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