First a HUGE THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED OUT ALREADY, YOUR GIFTS OF TIME, ADVICE AND MONEY ARE SO VERY, VERY APPRECIATED!!!!!
All right, so this is Puppy (soon to be given a name that is Epic and most likely Latin). He was given to me by a homeless man who asked if I could get his puppy help for his busted leg.
We took a trip to the vet today for a diagnosis. It appears that he has broken his hip at the neck of the femur, as well as in the acetabulum… the part of the hip bone that forms the joint. The break is pretty extreme and dramatic. And also appears to be a month old… CAN YOU IMAGINE WALKING AROUND FOR A MONTH ON A HIP SO BROKEN ONLY THE MUSCLES ARE HOLDING IT ON? CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING LOVING AND OUTGOING AND STILL JUST WANTING TO PLAY?
Because that’s what this little trooper has been doing.
So, the treatment is going to be what the vet termed a “salvage surgery” (Replacing the hip is far, far, far above my means). The surgery would consist of removing the head of the femur and taking the joint from a ball and socket joint to one that floats and is held on by muscle, much like the shoulder joint. He will always have a bit of a swagger to his walk, but his prognosis is excellent.
Without out the surgery his leg will be useless and always CHRONIC PAIN
With the surgery he will be able to run, jump, play and there is no risk of debilitating or crippling joint issues in the future.
The cost of the surgery, with the discount the vet is giving me, is $1,000-$1,200. I was able to cover the cost of the appointment today with funds that I have raised and my own money. I have already received contributions towards his surgery in the total of $250.
THIS MEANS I ONLY NEED $970 TO COVER THE COST OF THE SURGERY.
So I am asking all my animal loving friends to rally together and help this boy have a LONG, HAPPY AND PAIN FREE LIFE.
I am fundraising in two places…
You can send money directly to Shelter Island Veterinary Hospital via their PayPal account- firstname.lastname@example.org This money goes towards covering the cost of his surgery and medical bills and is the most important part right now. (Please let me know if you do this so I can keep a running tally of what we’ve raised.)
Or if you would like to help cover the cost of a few things we are going to need to have to help the puppy recover well, like a crate, send the money to my PayPal email@example.com
He is one of the best puppies I have ever met, so smart and sweet and cuddly. I know I can’t save all the puppies, but with you help I can save this one. With your help I can turn this sad and pain-filled face into one of smiles and wiggles, ready to give love to everyone who meets him.
IF YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE, THANK YOU SO MUCH. IF YOU CAN SHARE THIS POST, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. EVERY BIT IS HELPFUL AND APPRECIATED.
With all love,
Stephanie and (Soon to be epically named) Puppy
P.S. If I tagged you it is because you have already part of the support team helping this little fella, or I know you to be an animal lover with a large following of other animal lovers with who I hope you will share this status.
P.P.S I have no idea why, but I can’t get my photos to load. He is the cutest black and white puppy. Look me up on Facebook, Stephanie Seppi Rogers, if you want pictures.