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CHAMBLEE, Georgia (WXIA) -- Imagine having a sick pet and knowing there's a cure you just can't afford.

It can be heartbreaking to pet owners, but a Georgia vet clinic wants to make the price of survival a cost any one can afford.

The clinic helped save the life of Dietrick Pierce's dog, Pierre.

"He's family," Pierce said.

A $1,000 surgery was needed to save Pierre's life. It's an operation Pierce couldn't afford when she discovered her dog's severe eye injury.

"I was scared for him and hurt and didn't know what it days going to do about it and I didn't have a enough funds for it," Pierce said.

Then she discovered WellPet Humane, a different kind of animal clinic with a full waiting room and a full commitment.

"If we feel like somebody us really in need and doesn't have the money to take care if of their animal we will offer them assistance," said Dr. Amy Orlin.