Reggie the Campus Corgi — a trained therapy dog and friendly canine on campus — has a corneal ulcer in his eye.
His owner created a GoFundMe page to raise money and support for an ophthalmological debridement procedure, medications and follow-up visits at the Animal Ophthalmology Center in Williamston, Michigan.
In a message to the Daily, Reggie’s owner Michael wrote the surgery will take place Monday. He explained he has worked with the doctors to cure Reggie’s condition with antibiotics, but it hasn’t yet healed. The entire surgery will cost over $1,000.
“Reggie’s campus family have shown their love and concern for him during this Go Fund project,” he wrote. “Many were able to donate a few dollars and many others have given him kind words of concern. It’s the sense of family that is so appreciated and the Umich students have shown that in abundance.”
The Facebook post linking to the GoFundMe page has 321 shares; so far, donors have contributed almost $400 toward a goal of $810.
Reggie is often seen on the Diag, playing and taking pictures with students and Ann Arbor residents. His presence on social media started earlier this year; he currently has 2,522 friends on Facebook.
LSA junior Gaby Fabré voiced her support for Reggie in a message to the Daily.
“I just wanna see Reggie walking around campus again, the little fluff is a free spirit and makes my day a little brighter seeing him bounce around the diag from student to student,” she wrote.