Shady's Brace

shady is an almost 10 year old black lab mix. his greatest joys in life are eating peanut butter, ripping the fluff out of unsuspecting stuffed animals, and sleeping on the couch. he's also been my best friend since he was 6 months old. sadly, shady sustained a cruciate ligament rupture while out for his evening walk a couple weeks ago. this is a knee injury, essentially a tear in the tissue that should connect his femur to his tibia. this results in extreme pain and the inability to put weight on the affected leg. surgery is generally an option but the recovery process would likely be hard on him, since he's no longer a "spring chicken". he's currently doing pain management, but a brace seems to be the best long term option. there is concern that he could do damage to his right back leg, compensating for the injury to the left if no action is taken to prevent it. the problem we're facing, and the reason you're reading this, is that the brace and necessary preliminary fiberglass casting must be paid for in advance. i'm estimating $1200, as an exact total cannot be given until the process is underway. this site and the donation processing site (understandably) take a cut of the donations, so we need to get to at least $1500. we know no one has that kind of money to throw around, so our goal is to reach 1500 people who can spare $1 each. so please, give if you can, and share this everywhere possible. thank you sincerely either way.
  • Anonymous 
    • $70 
    • 85 mos
  • Abby Trauth 
    • $5 
    • 85 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $70 
    • 85 mos
  • Dixon Jones 
    • $5 
    • 85 mos
  • Kim Ferritto 
    • $15 
    • 85 mos
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Organizer

Tashia Taylor 
Organizer
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