Peaches, an English bulldog, will undergo three surgeries on Monday, Oct. 5 to fix deep corneal ulcers in both of her eyes. Her owner, Brooke Ervin, has opened a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the $2,100 veterinary bill. (Brooke Ervin photo)

English bulldog getting last-minute surgery in Sooke to fix eyesight

‘Peaches’ has deep corneal ulcers in both eyes

Peaches has always been a furry ball of energy, but now she’s been sleeping those days away in pain.

The six-year-old English Bulldog is suspected of having deep corneal ulcers in both her eyes, making it difficult to see almost anything.

“I was at a breaking point last week,” said owner Brooke Ervin, a Sooke resident.

“All the vets we took her to couldn’t agree on treatment, and I wasn’t going to accept losing her. She won’t even run to the door when someone knocks like she usually does – it’s the most heartbreaking thing.”

In August, Peaches started developing discoloured pus from her eyes. Ervin, who lost her daughter Hannah Day to a seven-year battle with cancer last year, has been growing more stressed as she’s already paid $1,500 in veterinary bills, and the only solution had another expensive price tag.

On Monday, Peaches will undergo three surgeries at Sooke Veterinary Hospital.

One will address the condition of the dogs’ eyelids from rolling inward towards the eye, another to scrape dead skin cells off the eye, and the final one to treat chronic ulcers on the surface of the eye. The procedure will cost more than $2,100.

Now, Ervin is asking for the public to help her with the unexpected charges.

“It hurts to think that I could lose another love in my life,” said Ervin. “She is hurting and barely gets up on most days. I know I have to do everything I can to save her.”

The Sooke woman has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds to cover the surgery. As of Thursday, the fundraiser has collected more than $1,200.

Ervin pointed out that any additional funds that are not used for the veterinary bill will be headed towards the “Doggy Day Fund,” which she set up at Sooke Veterinary Hospital to help future pets who need financial assistance.

READ MORE: Mourning Sooke mom preps free meals for the community


 

Do you have a story tip? Email: vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com

DogsSooke

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A bear similar to this black bear is believed responsible for killing a llama in Saanich on Oct. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich residents warned to watch livestock after bear kills llama

Officers with Conservation, Saanich police could not track the bear they feel may not fear humans

Local New Democrat Zeb King welcomed Premier John Horgan during a brief photo opportunity in Sidney Monday afternoon (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
NDP leader John Horgan predicts party will ‘flip’ Saanich North and the Islands

Incumbent MLA Adam Olsen calls Horgan’s claim ‘bold’

With local MLA Adam Olsen looking on, BC Greens leader Sonia Furstenau said a Green government would convert BC Ferries into a Crown corporation Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Green leader Sonia Furstenau promises to convert BC Ferries back into Crown corporation

Promise comes Monday afternoon with five days left in campaign

London Drugs at Colwood Corners is temporarily closed after a water main burst on Sunday afternoon. (Google Maps)
Water main burst temporarily closes London Drugs in Colwood

Staff say re-opening date yet to be determined after Sunday incident

West Shore RCMP say a single car crash into a power pole caused a power outage that affected over 1,500 residents in Colwood on Monday morning. (West Shore RCMP)
Vancouver driver cause of power outage in Colwood

Police detain 27-year-old man for impaired driving investigation

Advance polls are open from Oct. 15 to 21 with election day on Oct. 24. (Black Press Media file photo)
A passer-by walks past a COVID-19 testing clinic in Montreal, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canada ‘yet to see’ deaths due to recent COVID surge as cases hit 200,000

Much of the increase in case numbers can be attributed to Ontario and Quebec

Police confirm human remains were found in a recycling bin in Vancouver on Oct. 18, 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
Human remains found in recycling bin floating near Vancouver beach

Police asking nearby residents to see if their recycling bin has gone missing

(File photo)
RCMP: Two men face charges in reported Parksville fatal hit-and-run

Investigation into man’s death began in August of 2019

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson visits a North Vancouver daycare to announce his party’s election promises for child care, Oct. 9, 2020. (B.C. Liberal Party video)
B.C. parties pitch costly child care programs in pandemic

B.C. Liberals say they’ll deliver on NDP’s $10-a-day promise for lower-income families

Steven Michael Bacon pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang. (Photos submitted)
Accused pleads not guilty in Nanaimo teen’s 2017 murder

Steven Bacon appeared in Nanaimo court Monday via video link from Thunder Bay

Voting station at Tzeachten Hall in the riding of Chilliwack-Kent on the first day of advance voting in the provincial election on Oct. 15, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
B.C. VOTES 2020: 380,000 British Columbians head to polls in first 4 days of advance voting

Some of highest voter turnout so far has been seen on Vancouver Island and in Shuswap

Grant and Barbara Howse, in quarantine in Invermere. Mike Turner photo
Denied entry into U.S., Kootenay couple still forced to quarantine for 2 weeks

The rules around crossing the U.S. border led to a bizarre situation for an Invermere couple

Most Read