Save Kobe's Leg

Hi everyone, my name is Naomi Mitchell. I am from Letterkenny Co. Donegal. I have 2 dogs, 1 cat & 1 Terrapin who are my absolute world. On Friday the 11th December I received a message about a 3 year old German Shepherd that was up for re-homing. My partner and I had no intentions of getting another dog but when we seen a photo of him we fell in love and couldn't say no. I was in contact with the woman who re-homed him and she said I could take him. I was told he was neutered, vaccinated & wormed but was not micro chipped. When Kobe arrived at our home we were very shocked to see the condition he was in. Kobe was shaking with fear, looked very skinny,fur was in covered in mats & the muck was so thick on his fur it felt like cement. We were quite worried so we rang our vets to get an overall check up, when we got to the vets we were told that he has worms, that's why he is skin and bones, you can feel his ribs, hips and spine. He had to get his ears cleaned out then our vet confirmed that Kobe in fact was not neutered and the worst of all he had suffered a fracture in his front left leg which was not taking care of by his previous owners. Because it was left to heal on its own his bones were out of place. Our vet told us if we leave the injury , in a few years it will travel up his leg and might have to get it amputated OR he can bring him in for surgery, re-break and fix his leg, the surgery for this costs €2000 .My amazing brother has  kindly donated €1000 to Kobe so all we need to raise is another €1000 We definitely were not expecting this 2 days after adopting him. Kobe is the most wonderful gentle dog I've ever met, unfortunately he has just had a rough past. Kobe's operation will be in 6 weeks . I know its so close to Christmas but any help at all will be greatly appreciated. Even though we've only had him for 4 days he is now part of our family and we can't turn our backs on him. 
Thank you all for taking the time to read this,
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
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