COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - His service dog has been there for him, now a Colorado Springs Army veteran is waging a new fight to save his best friend.
Jay Magee is a 30-year Army Veteran. He suffers from PTSD and battle related injuries.
Magee's two-and-a-half year old Great Dane, Samson, has been diagnosed with bone spurs in his neck. The crippling condition will cost $4,000 to $6,000 to fix.
"About the only thing they tell us can be done is they can do surgery on the cervical vertebra, the ones impinging on his spinal cord, but it's a costly thing, and who thinks to get insurance on their dog," Magee said.
If the condition is left untreated, Samson will be permanently disabled.
Harley's Hope Foundation and Victory Service Dogs are joining Magee and Samson in their fight. They've awarded grant money to go towards paying for the surgery Samson needs, but the grants aren't enough to cover the costs entirely.
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