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Rapid City community raises money for dog's surgery

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He's a fixture in Rapid City; walking the streets with his owner, greeting everyone who passes by. But a recent health scare threatened to sideline this downtown dog.

But the community rallied to help.

You may not know him by name.

"He's got his own agenda to attend to," said Bob Snider.

But you've probably seen him walking around downtown Rapid City with Bob Snider.

"Bob's been a fixture downtown for many, many years," Dennis Halterman, owner of The Factory.

And if you don't know Bob by name, you've probably heard him play.

 "Bob and Scow add a lot of ambiance in Rapid City," said Dr. Susan E.O. Jones, DVM at Noah's Ark.

An ambiance, downtown business owners such as Halterman, appreciates. Halterman says during one of Scow's daily visits to the salon they knew something was just not right.

"It became apparent that something was going on with his eye," said Hatlerman.

A visit to the vet revealed Scow had glaucoma in his right eye.

"There was so much pressure that it had crushed everything so he was not able to see out of it," said Dr. Jones.

"They saw his eye and said it's got to come out," said Snider.

An expense Bob couldn't afford.

"He wouldn't ask for help in that matter at all. I just said Bob don't worry about it we can cover that it's not a problem," said Halterman.

So Halterman printed and handed out fliers, asking for small donations.

"And by the next morning we essentially had pretty much all of it paid for," Halterman.

The community went above and beyond, raising more than one thousand dollars.

"We were able to cover the cost of his surgery plus have a little extra bank to cover his vaccinations that are coming up and the cost of his vaccinations for the next couple of years even," said Jones.

"This was just an opportunity for people to show just how great of a community we really are," said Halterman.

A community, Bob says, he's extremely grateful to be a part of.

"There's a lot of good people out here. I want to thank the community. They really got behind the effort of helping puppy out and he's feeling a lot better now," said Snider.

Any extra money raised will help with Scow's continued care.

Doctor Jones says Scow will have to be on medications for the rest of his life to try and prevent glaucoma from developing in his other eye.

It's unknown how Scow developed glaucoma; Jones says it could be hereditary or from an unknown injury.

 

 

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