Help Save My Son's Best Friend Reese

I'm sure many of you have beloved pets that you consider to be part of your family. Think about what it would be like if you were faced with the possibility of losing them long before their time. That is where my family is right now. After my sons best friend, our 1 & 1/2 year old chocolate lab puppy, Reese, has endured 3 weeks of excruciating pain we have finally gotten an answer as to what is wrong. Reese has torn her ACL in both knees. A partial tear on the right and complete tear on the left. Every time she takes a step you can hear a loud popping sound, which is her meniscus moving, and it is very painful. There is a surgery called TPLO (tibial plateau leveling osteotomy) which can fix her good as new. The trouble is that the surgery will cost $3000 per knee for a total of $6000. Despite our best efforts, we have been unable to obtain the money and our time is running out. We cannot bear to watch our precious girl hurt much longer so if we can't raise the money within the next week or so we will be forced to have her put down. As heartbreaking as this will be for my husband and I, I cannot imagine how my son will take it. How do you tell a 6 year old that their best friend and otherwise healthy companion has to be put to sleep forever? We understand that finances are tight this day in time, but any donations or contributions of any amount would be supremely appreciated. If you can't make a monetary contribution we understand but please share this with all of your friends and request they do the same. Every little bit helps and gets us one step closer to saving Reese and giving her the opportunity to live a very long fulfilling life. If you have any questions please contact us at [email redacted]. If u do nothing else, please, please, please pass this on. The more people we reach the better chance we have of meeting our goal and saving our baby girl! Please help any way you can!
  • paw pop proceeds and our family's contributions 
    • $460 (Offline)
    • 91 mos
  • various donors from bake sale at Lester's  
    • $240 (Offline)
    • 92 mos
  • various donors & paw pop purchasers 
    • $87 (Offline)
    • 93 mos
  • various donors at Lester & Mowery's pharmacy bake sale today! 
    • $163 (Offline)
    • 93 mos
  • Michael, Lindsey, Cameron, and Reese-(taster) ;) 
    • $406 (Offline)
    • 94 mos
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Lindsey Watson 
Front Royal, VA
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