Help for Riley

$3,430 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 40 months
Meet Riley. She is a 7 year old border collie and an awesome pup! Her momma, Alex Naeve, is a good friend of mine, and herself is an awesome person. Last July, Alex adopted Riley from a family through NorCal Border Collie rescue. Within days, Riley had won over many hearts: Alex, her boyfriend Corey, family, co-workers, students, and friends. Riley has been an incredible source of support, humor, and comfort for many since she joined Alex's family.

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, though, Alex received a phone call from San Mateo Animal Control, telling her that Riley had fallen three (3) stories from their apartment window, and was being transported to the North Peninsula Emergency Veterinary Clinic. X-Rays showed that Riley had shattered her femur, and had a second fracture in the carpal (wrist) joint of one of her front legs. If even possible, both surgeries would be complicated and expensive, and require extensive rehabilitation. After reviewing the x-rays and lab work, surgeon Dr. Dean Filipowicz determined that Riley was indeed a candidate for surgery.

On Monday 7/13 and Tuesday 7/14, Riley underwent two separate orthopedic surgeries to repair her femur and carpal (wrist) joint, utilizing plates, rods, screws, grafting and fusion to support the broken bones. Alex is ecstatic to report that Riley is now beginning to travel the long road to recovery.

I know all too well the burden of an unexpected emergency with a pet. You're already worried enough about their well being, but then the financial burden takes effect and it can feel like the walls are closing in. Alex is an awesome person, who does a lot for everyone she knows, and doesn't need to have this worry as well. Riley's medical bills have been covered by Alex and her very generous family; however, any little bit from you will help her be able to concentrated solely on Riley's care. Between the emergency veterinary clinic and intensive surgery and hospitalization, the total for Riley's care thus far is over $12,000, not including aftercare and follow up veterinary care.

Alex has been touched beyond words at all the concern, prayers and support, as well as the generous offers of financial assistance for Riley. She wants to reassure everyone that contributes that every penny donated will go towards Riley's care and recovery.

To read more about Riley's accident and recovery, click here:

Riley - My (Newly) Bionic Dog
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Alex Naeve
40 months ago
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You guys are all so incredibly kind and generous to help me out with this. While $10,000 is a big number, Riley has been recovering incredibly well since she came home on Thursday. I haven't done the math, but I think the total for her surgeries has actually climbed above the original $10,000 (not including her aftercare). Any amount you're willing to give is truly appreciated, thank you so much for your never ending support. ♥.

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Alex Naeve
40 months ago
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I just checked our GFM page, and am blown away at how much support Riley has received. I truly cannot thank you all enough!! She is doing well and had the stitches removed from her hind leg today! Slow progress IS progress!!

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Alex Naeve
39 months ago

I cannot thank you all enough for all of your help! You are all so generous, and I can't tell you how much it means to me. Riley is now 3 weeks out of surgery and feeling great! She's graduated from a big bandage to a small neoprene splint, and is starting to want to play again. She's still on low-activity home rest, but obviously feeling much better. Your contributions have been a godsend, and I can't thank you enough for all of the help. I've written a couple of blog posts about Riley's progress so far, which are posted here: It's the Little Things https://alexnaeve.wordpress.com/ Thank you all again for your support. It really means the world to me.

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Raised by 27 people in 40 months
Created July 13, 2015
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Peggy Simon
39 months ago
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You are an amazing dog mama & Riley is an amazing -- and very lucky -- dog.

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irina gorelik
39 months ago
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I hope Riley can live out his life happily even after this horrific event. Sincerely, Irina Gorelik, Pam's friend

RL
$50
Rhiannon Lundell
39 months ago
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I'm so happy to see Riley healing so quickly, such a happy looking dog.

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Julie Heuton
40 months ago
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From one animal lover to another ♡

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Anonymous
40 months ago
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Natalie Lamb
40 months ago
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We hope Riley recovers soon! Sending hugs - Natalie and Andrea

BR
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Bev Rubin
40 months ago
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We need to see you back at the barn soon Riley!

Alex Naeve
40 months ago
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You guys are all so incredibly kind and generous to help me out with this. While $10,000 is a big number, Riley has been recovering incredibly well since she came home on Thursday. I haven't done the math, but I think the total for her surgeries has actually climbed above the original $10,000 (not including her aftercare). Any amount you're willing to give is truly appreciated, thank you so much for your never ending support. ♥.

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Alex Naeve
40 months ago
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I just checked our GFM page, and am blown away at how much support Riley has received. I truly cannot thank you all enough!! She is doing well and had the stitches removed from her hind leg today! Slow progress IS progress!!

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Alex Naeve
39 months ago

I cannot thank you all enough for all of your help! You are all so generous, and I can't tell you how much it means to me. Riley is now 3 weeks out of surgery and feeling great! She's graduated from a big bandage to a small neoprene splint, and is starting to want to play again. She's still on low-activity home rest, but obviously feeling much better. Your contributions have been a godsend, and I can't thank you enough for all of the help. I've written a couple of blog posts about Riley's progress so far, which are posted here: It's the Little Things https://alexnaeve.wordpress.com/ Thank you all again for your support. It really means the world to me.

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