Droplet's Emergency Leg Surgery

Hi everyone, my name is Droplet the Greyhound. I'm 3 years old, but boy have I been through a lot! 

I started off my life at the racetrack, going from state to state trying to win money for my trainers, but in reality I just wanted to get that shiny lure they made me chase.

Earlier this year, my last home in Mobile, AL  was closed and I was fortunate enought to be rescued by an awesome organization in northern IN, called American Greyhound. They sent me off to prison to learn how to be a pet, and I did great, I learned my commands, and how to socialize with people as well as other dogs.

I was adopted by two guys from Columbus, OH (Antonio & Chris) about two weeks ago. They had a  big brother for me and we got along great! 

I had my first official Thanksgiving and ate lots of turkey, but boy did I overdo it! I ended up passing out before I even made it into my crate!

Even though I now have a warm bed, and all the food I could ever want, I still had this primal urge to run! 

On Tuesday, Nov 28th I decided to make a run for it when I was out going potty. I slipped my collar off and ran as fast as I could. My dad Chris chased after me, but I was just too fast. So fast that at one point I was struck by a car. In the middle of morning rush traffic I didn't know what to do so I kept running.

Today, Thursday, Nov 30th I was finally reconnected with my owners. I was taken to the doggy hospital and I was diagnosed with a fracture of my right hind leg. 

My parents were faced with a tough decision to make; amputate my leg, or attempt reconstructive surgery.

They chose the latter.

As I am only 3 years old, I have so much to live for, and amputating my leg at such a young age was just not an option. I'm thankful they chose that, as my quality of life would have drastically changed for the worst, as we greyhounds depend on our hind legs the most to get around. 

While I'll be on my way to surgery tomorrow, one very important thing still remains, the medical bills. At around $4000 (just for the surgery) it's too much for my owners to front at once. 

So I ask for your help, if you can help with anything, to get us closer to the end goal, please donate! Even though I was quoted $4k for my leg, we are shooting a little bit higher in case there are other medical bills to take care of.

Should there be no need for the extra money, we will be donating it to the local greyhound organization, Team Greyhound, as a thankyou for all the help they provided us with, and so they can continue to rescue even more of my long-distance relatives! 

Thank you in advance, 

Droplet and family

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