The vet called Flatt and explained the puppy's situation.
"I have this sweet little puppy here," he explained to Flatt. "But it's beyond the scope of what we can do."
Treating Eve, he added, would be a costly and complicated undertaking.
Flatt didn't hesitate.
First, he brought Eve to his usual veterinarian, Clay Leathers of New Hope Animal Hospital.
There, they determined Eve would need to be shuttled to the state-of-the-art facilities at BluePearl Veterinary Partners.
But once there, the estimates for treating Eve ran as high as $7,000.