Gizmo's knee surgery

Gizmo, this sweet faced 5 year old Chihuahua mix was surrendered to Neponset Valley Humane Society and we noticed that she couldn’t walk well, her hind legs jutted outward and her lower back was humped like an old hunchback. We took her to 2 veteranians for an evaluation and both diagnosed her with congenital luxating patellars (floating kneecaps) in both hind legs. There are 4 degrees of severity and hers are the worst. She already has the start of arthritis which will worsen rapidly without surgery, becoming very painful ultimately shortening her life considerably. 
The veterinarians place her surgery at $5000. They want to do both legs at the same time, as the surgery is quite extensive. She will then need 6 weeks of recovery time in her crate, eating and sleeping there as well. No cuddles for 6 weeks will be tough. Going to the bathroom even more of a challenge.  The surgery needs to be performed soon. If her arthritis progresses then the surgery will be less successful. She’s in a great place right now to ensure a full recovery and a long, happy, pain free life. 
Neponset Valley Humane Society will receive all funds raised by this campaign to directly benefit Gizmo. Any additional funds will be turned over to the Society to help with their other animals. Thank you for your generosity.
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Organizer

Lisa Quinn 
Organizer
Canton, MA
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