People donated more than $35k to help a dying corgi in Vancouver

Sep 20 2016, 10:32 pm

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Loki, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi who called Vancouver home.

After all, Loki had a combined audience of more than 1.4 million people on social media, an army of animal lovers who lapped up the corgi’s “modelling work” on Instagram and Facebook.

And with adorable shots like these, who can blame them?

“Somewhere under the rainbow, there’s a corgi”

A photo posted by Loki the Corgi 🇨🇦 (@lokistagram) on

More bubbles please

A photo posted by Loki the Corgi 🇨🇦 (@lokistagram) on


A photo posted by Loki the Corgi 🇨🇦 (@lokistagram) on

Sadly over the weekend, Loki’s owners Tim and Viv shared the heartbreaking news that the pup had been admitted to the emergency room in a serious condition.

Loki suffered from chronic kidney disease, which had been diagnosed more than a year ago, but last week his condition took a turn for the worse and their vet referred the poor pooch to the emergency hospital.

“Loki showed little, if at all, improvement in his blood levels after 36 hours of IV fluids and other medication at the emergency hospital in Vancouver,” his owners wrote online. “He was in critical condition and we immediately drove him down to the emergency hospital in Renton, where dialysis for dogs is available.”

The cost of dialysis is expensive, however, and so Tim and Viv set up a GoFundMe page to ask Loki’s fans for help with covering the costs. And people responded in droves. In fact despite their initial goal of $15,000, the page had amassed almost $35,000 in donations in just three days.

Loki began his dialysis today. We miss him so much.

A photo posted by Loki the Corgi 🇨🇦 (@lokistagram) on

Sadly, however, despite his dialysis, Loki’s owners took to Instagram to tell his fans the tragic news that he’d lost his battle with kidney disease.

More than 22,000 people commented on the post to share their condolences for the charismatic corgi, and even in his death people have continued to contribute to the GoFundMe page in his honour, sharing their love for the social media star.

Farewell Loki, you will be missed.