Dog with unusual condition needs surgery but owner can’t afford it


JIM: A GUILTY VERDICT IN THE MURDER OF A WOMAN FROM GALESBURG ON EASTER. HOW JENNI MCGRUDER’S HUSBAND FEELS AFTER THE DECISION. 3 TIFFANY: AND… A BETTENDORF WOMAN IS ASKING THE COMMUNITY FOR HELP TO TREAT HER DOG’S RARE CONDITION. WHAT THE DOG NEEDS TO SURVIVE. 3 ANNOUNCER: NOW LIVE FROM THE QUAD CITIES. THIS IS LOCAL4 NEWS AT 5:00. 3 JIM GOOD EVENING, I’M JIM NIEDELMAN.TIFFANY: AND I’M TIFFANY THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR LOCAL 4 NEWS AT FIVE. 3 JIM: A BETTENDORF WOMAN ASKS NEWS. JENNIFER FELSKE IS THE MOTHER OF A áBOSTON TERRIER- FRENCH BULLDOG MIXá NAMED “HERMI.” HE IS CURRENTLY SUFFERING FROM A CONDITION WHERE HE CARRIES BOTH MALE AND FEMALE ANATOMIES. BUT THE SURGERY TO CORRECT THAT IS PRICY. HERMI HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF POSITIVITY — AFTER FELSKE LOST HER DAUGHTER. LOCAL 4’S YUKARE NAKAYAMA JOINS US IN THE STUDIO WITH — HOW YOU CAN HELP… YUKARE? 3 YUKARE: JIM.. TIFFANY.. JENNIFER FELSKE AND HER FAMILY SUFFERED A MAJOR LOSS THIS PAST NOVEMBER– WITH THE DEATH OF HER THREE-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER. FELSKE HAS BEEN COPING WITH THAT LOSS BY NURTURING SEVERAL ANIMALS— LIKE HER-MI. SHE TELLS ME THE SURGERY WOULD PREVENT FUTURE INFECTIONS… AND THE POSSIBLE DEATH OF HER FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBER… AND SHE’S ASKING FOR HELP. 3 “He’s ah one of a kind. ” INDEED HE IS– HERMI ISN’T BUILT LIKE MOST DOGS…HIS REPRODUCTION ORGANS ARE… UNUSUAL.NAME: JENNIFER FELSKE, OWNER OF HERMI”He’s a boy they just don’t know if he may possibly have girl parts inside. they won’t know that until they do surgery.”WHAT’S DRAGGING THE FOUR LEGGED MEMBER TO THE SURGERY BED ISN’T ONLY THE CURIOUSITY OF HIS ANATOMY.. BUT THE PAIN THE PUP GOES THROUGH… VETS SAYING HE’D HAVE TO GO UNDER A PENIAL AMPUTATION.”So they’ll do that at that time and sew up that slit.”THE SURGERY THAT ONCE HELPED HER.”He means everything to us. all of our animals do. When you go through hard times they’re the best thing to have.”ABOUT FOUR caused congestive heart failure and we lost her on November 3rd.” A LOSS TOO HARD TO BARE… BOTH PARENTS UNABLE TO RETURN TO WORK. JUST LAST MONTH, FELSKE’S HUSBAND BECAME EMPLOYED.. BUT NOW ITS A GAME OF CATCH-UP..”you know catching up on bills and now this comes up and we’re still not come up and he just started working.” BECAUSE OF THESE STRAINS..NURTURING TWO DOGS AND THREE CATS OF HER OWN ALONG WITH FIVE OTHER FOSTER ANIMALS.. HELPS FELSKE GET BY DAY TO DAY.”these guys they’re just wonderful and give you HER FAMILY WILL GO THROUGH WITH THE SURGERY ONCE THEY HAVE THE FUNDS. IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP THEM … WE’VE SET UP A LINK ON OUR-QUAD- CITIES-DOT-COM. IN THE STUDIO, YUKARE NAKAYAMA LOCAL 4 NEWS. 3 TIFFANY: AND IF YOU SEE NEWS HAPPENING… FORWARD IT TO

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