Handipets Pets In Need

Stewie needs your help for hip and knee surgery

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on January 30, 2009

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Our
goal is to raise $800 in 2 weeks so Stewie to get his hip and knee
surgery. In return I will continue to donate on this site whenever
possible and spread the word to friends and family!

Stewie is a 5 year old pug that we rescued two years ago. when we
got him he had open sores all over his body and festering ear
infections in both years. He suffered from severe allergies, ruptured
ear drums from infections left untreated and anxiety. After rescuing
him we poured everything we had to get him better and for the last year
and half he has enjoyed hiking, weekly trips to the dog park (when its
not raining, good ol’ washington weather!) and walks around the lake.

However, a couple of months ago we noticed that he was limping
slightly and we took him to the vet. After a check-up and x-rays, the
vet determined that the ball joint in his hip no longer fit into the
socket properly, along with that he had a luxated patella. Being a
fairly young dog, theres no doubt that this was related to
irresponsible breeding, neglect and lack of veterinary care. Since then
we have put him on glucosamine and when it gets really bad he takes
tramadol. Initially there was some improvement, but almost suddenly
within the last month he has a constant limp and can hardly make it
outside to use the bathroom.

We have contacted multiple animal rescues but most of the ones we
contact are out of funding, we did recieve $100 dollars from concern
for animals, but the surgery is estimated at around $1300, so we still
have a long way to go.

my husband and I both work and have always been self sufficient,
it’s just very overwhelming right now because we recently rescued a
kitten who required enucletion (eye removal) and a laproscopic surgery,
AND our other dog had to go in right after.
So it’s been 3 huge vet bills one right after another, and with
the economy the way it is it’s impossible to get assistance anywhere
and I feel like we can barely keep our heads above water.

So now, Stewie finds himself at the mercy of kind people everywhere
who will pitch in so that he can once again do the things that he
loves. It’s heartbreaking to see him try to do the things he used to
and he can’t, if he is able to get this surgery he should be able to
function like he did before, please help stewie so he can enjoy this
second chance at life!

If you can help please visit: http://www.fundable.com/groupactions/groupaction.2009-01-28.5913205667

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