Wednesday, August 29, 2012

8/29/2012 - Opened Money Raising Campaign

8/29/12 - We have opened up a campaign to help raise money for Cletus' care and also to help raise awareness of open lipped schizencephaly in both animals and people.

Please visit to go to Indiegogo to donate to Cletus' cause.

Thank you,

Doug and Cletus

Please help us by contacting Ellen through FB and tweet through the avenue below...

Submit your story to Ellen to potentially be on her show and have her help "change your life":

Tweet her:

As far as Cletus' doctors are aware of, Cletus has the only known reported case of open lipped schizencephaly in a canine. The key word here is reported. Most vets are not aware that schizencephaly exists or they are not aware that this condition is possible in an animal. Cletus is living proof of this possibility.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are 78.2 million dogs in the U.S. ( Some sites state that schizencephaly affect 1.54 per 100,000 people. According to, schizencephaly affects 1 in 2719 people or 0.04% of the population ( The fact is that no one is sure how many people schizencephaly truly affects. If we assume these same statistics in dogs, it equates to up to 31,280 dogs out there with schizencephaly in the U.S. alone.

Please help me to get the word out about Cletus and schizencephaly. Contact your local news organization about Cletus or have your local news organization contact me directly at

Thank you for your support,

Doug & Cletus

1 comment:

Katy said...

Thank you for caring so much about your dog. Many people would have given up and put him down. It makes me smile that you care so much. Good for you. I'll keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting Cletus!!