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Fundraiser Planned to Help Pay Bills Of Pup Who Lost Battle

Help is still needed to pay Sobie's medical bills.

Fundraiser Planned to Help Pay Bills Of Pup Who Lost Battle
Even after the sadness of losing Sobie, a puppy that captured the hearts of North Fork friends and neighbors, medical bills still need to be paid.

To help, a fundraiser has been organized for Friday.

Jenni's Main Street Grill Sobie's Fund Day will take place Friday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m, according to a Facebook page set up to let the public know about the event.

Customers who buy lunch or breakfast will have their tips donated to help pay Sobie's medical bills, which are still costly after the puppy's heart surgery and subsequent costs.

"She sadly passed away last week. There are many outstanding medical bills left to be paid," the page reads.

The event will also feature a $5 wine basket raffle.

Last week, the puppy in need who tugged at the hearts of North Fork residents who reached out to help,  died.

Sobie, a puppy struggling with heart disease, brought the community together after Gabrielle Glantzman has created a "Save Sobie the Puppy"  Go Fund Me page.

"Sadly little Sobie has lost her fight," Glantzman wrote last Tuesday. "She had a turn for the worse and we had to make the very difficult deciion to let her go and be free of pain."

The page raised $3,000 of its $10,000 goal.

"Thank you to all who have supported her," Glantzman wrote. "Her medical bills are very substantial and I would appreciate any help still, please. This did not end up as i had hoped but I got some of the very best weeks of Sobie love. I was proud to be her mom for her short time on earth. I love and miss you Sobie Girl."

Sobie, aka "Butter," needed help for have life-saving heart surgery. 

Sobie, only a few months old, was a rescue that Glantzman agreed to foster and later adopted.

"She came from a very neglectful situation," Glantzman said. "Initially, we thought she suffered from pneumonia, having been kept outside in the cold weather."

Later, it was learned that Sobie was born with a genetic defect, "right aortic arch abnormality", which left her with the inability to swallow food.  She was on a feeding tube in order to not only get nutrition in, but to keep her strength up. The condition was one that requires corrective surgery.

In addition to the Go Fund Me page, Glantzman also hosted an open mic fundraiser in December to raise money to help with the cost of her surgery. 

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