Herbert's Knee Surgery Fund

Hey All! My best friend and rescue pup, Herbert aka Sherbert aka Chubbie aka Top BedHog, has recently been  diagnosed with Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) tears in BOTH hind legs.  It's identical to an ACL injury/ tear in the human knee. To no fault of his own, his mixed breeds are genetically predisposed to these injuries. His adventurous activities and lively disposition have been put on hold, as his injury causes him discomfort and pain due to inflammation and instability in his knees. We've been limiting his exercise to avoid further orthopedic damage until we can get the surgery.

Herbert's only option to heal and resume his kooky lifestyle is to have surgery on both legs. It's a major orthopedic surgery known as a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) that can only be performed by a veterinary orthopedic specialist. This surgery will reshape the dynamics of Herbert’s knees, allowing the bones to sit at an angle where the torn ligament is no longer relevant for stability. Physical therapy will be required to get him back to full function and thankfully I used to work at an animal rehabiliation center.  Recovery time for both surgeries is estimated at 6-12 months. 

This estimate is for one leg, the other surgery will be the near the same amount. As a college student and part-time dog walker, these costs are mounting well past my budget. 


We ask for your help so that Herbert can feel comfortable again and enjoy full, fun-loving activities like blazing the trails, swimming at the beach and romping around with all of his doggy friends! It's going to be a long road til then but any assistance is GREATLY appreciated!

Peace and Pawz,
Herbie and Raquie



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    • $40 
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    • $15 
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    • $30 
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    • $20 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Raquel Márquez 
Santa Barbara, CA
Martin Leyhe 
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