Helping to fix my puppy's leg

$815 of $1,650 goal

Raised by 12 people in 8 months
Hello I'm Derek and this is about my canine friend Ursula Seven.

On Wednesday October 24th I was contacted by the woman who offered me one of the litter of puppies her dog had 10 weeks ago. The puppy I picked Ursula had been hit by a car. I asked if she was okay, and informed that there was no life threatening injury, just that she seemed to have hurt her leg, and she was favoring it. I told the lady that I got paid the next day and could take her to the doctor if needs be.

I took Ursula to a low cost clinic after calling around to get the best price on an exam and x-rays. After paying and leaving her at the vet's office I returned later to get the diagnosis.

I was informed that Ursula had a dislocated hip, you could see it quite clearly on the x-ray. The doctor also informed me that her knee ligament had been damaged as well. He told me that the expensive option to fix the leg and reset the joint could cost upwards of 4,000 dollars and the least expensive option the removal of the limb could be about 1,500 dollars. I was told to act quickly to do the best for the dog.

So we found a veterinarian that would preform the procedure and save her leg (only one operation not two) for just a bit more then the cost of removing the leg. The Doctor has preformed the surgery on Tuesday and Ursula is at home and recuperating. But now we have to pay the doctor for his kind services. I'd like to finish making the payment within the month or less. Two weeks if possible because I'll be taking Ursula back for a check up on the limp. 

I had visited these puppies for at least an hour each week for two months and I didn't want to just let Ursula go without at least trying something that could help her. She is a very good puppy and tries to behave. It wasn't her fault that the woman who had the dogs let the pup get hit by a car. I just wasn't prepared for such an expense before the dog came home with me. And it happened long before I could even start pet insurance payments. 

It would mean a lot to us if we could get your help for this bill. And I will promise to make a commitment to this dog for as long as she and I live together.

Those of you who contribute will receive a thank you note from me and a 4x6 photo of Ursula when she is all healed up and frisky. 

For contributions over $50 the above and a cool Axanar patch from our friends over at Ares Productions! 

For those local (to me) who contribute $100 will have the chance for a playdate at a local dog park when she is all better and ready to see her world. (Those who don't live so close will receive all above and a short video of an event with our girl.

Thank you all for your help.

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They say that #givingtuesday is a big donation day, but we are also shooting for December 1st as our last day before the holidays to bother you. The we shall try to finish our fundraising project after the New Year.

Ursula is doing so well, as you can see she is prancing about the house like a normal dog that didn't have leg saving surgery only 3 weeks ago. Just before Christmas she should be able to go out and meet the world, then she will have had all her shots.

Thank you and we love you all and the help you have provided. Pupdates throughout the holidays just to say hello.

Ursula and Derek
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7 days after her surgery and doing pretty well unmedicated. Same antibiotics and less pain medication. She is gaining strength and remembering agility. This is Ursula Seven at what we believe is exactly 12 weeks old. The woman I got her from was unsure of the litters DOB, so August 14th seemed like a good date to me.

We are half way to our goal, and I'd like to thank those who have been able to contribute, and those who have not yet. So to let you know we are going to the low cost clinic this weekend to get her second series of shots and deworming. These things were planned for, her injury was out of the blue and she wasn't yet under my care. Yet from now on her life has changed for the better. Thanks to You!

Special Thanks to:
Josh & Nicole
Laura and Forrest
and Matthew
and of course the Staff at the Pico Veterinary Hospital.

Derek and Ursula
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In one day we have made it one third of the way to our goal. Thank all of you so much. Also the little girl puppy is doing fine. I think she is eating right at the moment. Which means it's time to go outside and do her "business".

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Raised by 12 people in 8 months
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