Help Kuma, the 9-Month Old Samoyed, Get Surgery

Hi there - if you're seeing this, thank you for taking the time to care for our baby Kuma. 

A month or so ago, we noticed that Kuma was limping and wasn't putting any weight on his right hind leg. We took him to see his local vet and they found that there was definitely something wrong with it and urged us to seek an orthopedic consult. We waited about 3 weeks to meet with the referred orthopedic and discovered that he needs surgery. 

Kuma's orthopedic specialist/surgeon informed us that there is a fracture in his femur that needs to be resolved. He proposed two options to us - both surgical - the first being a minimally invasive procedure to go in to fix the fracture and second ,being a Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO). Both options seemed promising but the surgeon is recommending the minimally invasive option which would prevent further damage to his hip and since he's still a young puppy (9 months old), the recovery is promising. We are eager to get Kuma the procedure done as soon as possible. 

With all that being said, it is so difficult for us to seek this type of help but the finances for this surgical procedure are much more than we anticipated. Any help would be much appreciated - even just having Kuma in your thoughts and prayers! 

Kuma has been such a bright light in our lives and he continues to stay his happy floofy self. He shows no pain and continues to fight through whatever discomfort his leg is causing to wrestle, play, and just love on everyone he sees.

All funds will go directly to his surgical procedure and care to let Kuma live a full and healthy life to come. Thank you again <3 

X-Ray from his Veterinary Appointment: 

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Reina Hamayama
Sterling, VA

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