It was love at first sight.. 1/14/11.. He was 8 weeks old and 28lbs..He was not a puppy for long.. He grew like a weed...Shane is a kind, loving, gentle man.. He loves being around people, dogs and going to the park.. I started noticing him limping several months ago after he would come in from playing outside.. I didnt give it much thought then, I just thought he over did it playing outside.. He quickly became apparent that it was more then I thought..
I took him to an orthopedist who said Shane has a partial tear to his cranial cruciate ligament, or CCL – similar to the ACL in humans along with severe arthritis in his right rear leg.. x-rays confirmed this..
Surgery is the only treatment to help Shane.. He is at the point where he can no longer put his full weight on his leg.. He can no longer stand for long periods of time.. He can no longer climb up and down the stairs.. He can no longer go to the dog park and play.. He can no longer go outside and run around his home.. He can no longer get up when laying down without difficulty..
He only just turned 3 in November.. He's just a baby.. Him just lying around all day in pain, not being able to walk /run/play is heartbreaking to watch..
2014 was a tough year for me.. Emotionally and financially .. i have moved with Shane, my son moved, and my job doesnt begin until March..
I am not able to afford the operation and I am asking for help for him..
Shane is my heart.. I can no longer see him suffer.. This operation will give him a painfree, healthy, happy quality of life he so deserves.
I am grateful for this site and for all who will read and share Shane's story..
Love Shane & his Mommy
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