Riley's Emergency Surgery

Words can’t describe how much my dog Riley means to me, but I want to try for the sake of getting this page to spread.

Riley is a fun-loving and affectionate boxer-pitbull mix who I adopted roughly six years ago when she was just 4 weeks old. Needless to say, we have been through thick and thin together. After 5 houses, 3 schools, countless beach trips (her favorite thing to do), hundreds of hours cuddling, and a remarkably redundant amount of trash can incidents; it’s safe to say she’s my best friend and longest partner in crime.

Approximately 2 years ago, Riley was playing with her best dog-friend Duke when she had a partial tear of her ligament in her right back leg (sort of like if we tore our ACL). This left her with a slight limp but didn’t bring down her spirits in the slightest, not even during her physical therapy and daily exercises. Unfortunately, a few days ago she was once again playing outside when her bad leg gave out and she fully tore the ligament in her left back leg. Once I rushed to the vet, I was told that she would need emergency corrective surgery (within the month) or she would never recover and be in constant pain.

This is my best friend, and all funds would go towards her surgery as I can’t pay for it out of pocket being a full time student during my final semester at Florida State University and being that I am recovering from major surgery on my Achilles tendon. Riley has helped me through my most painful times on bed rest with cuddles and a wagging tail, and the least I can do is help her in any way possible. Thank you for your donations and please keep Riley in your prayers.

Donations (33)

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  • Brian Webster
    • $100 
    • 6 yrs
  • Chris Ablaya
    • $15 
    • 6 yrs
  • Blake Armstrong
    • $5 
    • 6 yrs
  • Liz Shaffer
    • $150 
    • 6 yrs
  • Marc Fusco
    • $200 
    • 6 yrs
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Josh Fusco
Tallahassee, FL

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