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Hank needs Total Hip Replacement

$4,444 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 11 months
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Hank is a young Chocolate Lab mix that is in need of a Total Hip Replacement. We are desperately trying to raise the funds to ensure that he can get the surgery he needs. 

Hank was taken from a kill shelter where he was picked up as a stray, he has the sweetest disposition but we noticed he was very sensitive to being touched on his backside.

After doing x-rays, sadly they found that he has severe degenerative joint disease on both hips. We have his X-rays attached and some photos are turned sideways (as they will not adjust to the frame). One depicts his awkward sitting position due to the severity of his condition.

We were advised by AVS that we  have the option of doing an FHO or a Total Hip Replacement. There are pros and cons to both surgeries but suffice it to say that with the FHO he will not be totally 'fixed' but will be out of pain. However, with the Total Hip Replacement he will be completely 'fixed' and out of pain. The problem with total replacement is that he will have to endure 2 surgeries and each will cost approximately $5,600. The cost of the FHO which will need to be done on both hips and CAN be done simultaneously will be about 1/2 to 3/4 of the cost of the THR. Everything depends on the amount of money we raise. We simply want to end his suffering. 

Until we have the money to do either procedure, the clinic will not do anything. We MUST raise the funds for them to move forward with either procedure.32406686_1535223687977606_r.jpeg
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Hank recovering with Mr. Moose!!

Thank you to everyone who donated!! Hank is thru his first surgery but has a fairly long stretch for recovery.

He will have his 2nd surgery as soon as the doctors clear him for it and well after he is fully recovered.

He spent the first night in the hospital but is now back with his doting foster family.

We will keep you posted on his progress!!

***please look for the updated photos as new photos don't show on the main post
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Hank goes in for surgery in the morning! Please say a prayer for him tonight!

We are having the first FHO and will do the 2nd FHO surgery as soon as he is cleared to continue.

Thank you to everyone who donated and made this possible for him! We will update with pics and info on his recovery status as the days go on.
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED!! WE MANAGED TO RAISE OVER $5,000 FOR HANK!!!!

This includes some monies that came via check and what is on the GFM. We are so grateful!

Want to let everyone know that he has an appointment scheduled this coming week at UF for a consultation. We are exploring all options for him but we WILL be making a decision quickly to insure that he is pain free asap!

Thank you to everyone and we will be updating on his progress!
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Hank is waiting!
Just 2 more days to make a donation for the Anonymous Donor Match! This donor said "MAKE ME PAY" !!

Remember, they are matching all donations up to $1,000 that are made before the deadline of September 15th! They want Hank to get help as badly as we do and they are urging you to have them pay up!

Thanks to everyone who is chipping in and sharing this GFM!
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$4,444 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 11 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Ruff Times Rescue, Inc.
Certified Charity
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Minneola, FL
EIN: 300654022
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DW
$500
David Warzycha
10 months ago
$50
Gail Buxbaum Steinberg
10 months ago
$100
Anonymous
10 months ago
$50
Anonymous
10 months ago
HA
$25
Harrison Ale
10 months ago
PR
$20
Patti Riva
10 months ago
EB
$50
Elayna Benoit
11 months ago
$1,000
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11 months ago
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11 months ago
$35
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