Knee Surgery for Leo

We were out for a walk with Leo, and he was running towards us when he suddenly started to cry and yelp and hold his leg up. We took him to the vet where they told us he had torn the ligament in his knee and would need surgery.

Leo is currently unable to walk on his back leg and is hopping around. We are limiting his movements and walks as much as possible so that the extra weight on his other back leg does not cause that knee's ligament to rupture as well.

We called around to find a place who could fit Leo in, and thanks to a miracle, a last minute cancelation has got Leo a spot for surgery on Monday, May 4th.  Unfortunately the surgery is very costly. It is $3,250 for surgery and another $250 for a special nerve blocking shot they will give him right after. 

As you all know, Leo loves to run, play, and adventure with us. Anything you could donate to help get Leo back on his feet and playing again will be a huge blessing to us and to him. Thank you for considering and for sharing with your friends! 

Otto, Lisa and Leo Helberg


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Lisa Marjorie Means 
Baltimore, MD
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