Handipets Pets In Need

TPLO surgery needed for our dog Missy, to cure a CCL injury in her leg

Posted in Pets In Need by handipets on March 17, 2009
MTPLO surgery needed for our dog Missy, to cure a CCL injury in her leg

About 18 months ago we adopted our dog Missy. She was a rescue dog and was having trouble finding a home because of her separation anxiety (not surprising since she had been abandoned!). Our family adopted her and she has become the most loveable, easy-going companion we can imagine. She is part Lab and Greyhound, so she loves to run and jump. Her daily walks are the highlight of her day, especially when she sees the rabbits on our neighborhood trails! We recently discovered that her previous owners had not given her appropriate care and her hind legs had suffered ligament tears. They had healed, but caused her to get a limp when she ran too much. Recently she developed another limp that was not going away, and the vet said that she will need surgery to fix this problem. Right now she can’t talk walks, run or move around, and this would continue if she doesn’t have surgery. She is only 4 years old and is very active. She is the fastest dog at the dog park and loves to jump in the air to catch a ball in her mouth. We need to get the surgery done as quickly as possible, and the cost is $3,000 per leg. (We hope to do just one leg, but the vet has suggested that over time she will need both legs done.) We are in the process of raising money now garage sales, eBay, second job), and would like to get the surgery scheduled immediately. In addition, I was out of work for 10 months last year and have just recently gone back to work, so this surgery is taking a huge bite out of our finances. We so appreciate any assistance to get our dog back to being the dog she was meant to be!

This person is MICROGIVING VERIFIED!  If you can help please visit:

http://www.microgiving.com/profile/missy1235241755

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