Sasha's recovery and prosthetics
$3,250 of $2,000 goal
What you can do to help:
She has extensive damage to two paws and needs surgery to amputate and remove dead tissue from them. I will be needing to pay for her surgery and rehab fees and I did not anticipate in my wildest dreams that this awful situation would happen to her and cannot afford her surgery. I appreciate all the help I can get for this long journey that she and I have ahead. She is going to have a very hard time walking after her amputations, and I am saving up to get her prosthetic limbs so she may be able to walk again.
I feel heartbroken, because I rescued her 5 years ago around Christmas time after her owner gave her up during hard times, and I promised her the best I could possibly do for her for the rest of her life, and I feel like I failed. She has participated in nearly every ASPA skijoring race since I rescued her, and has taught many other dogs and people how to skijor, a sport that encourages recreation and the companionship between dogs and people in a magical way. She is known for her big heart and ears and the loving way she is with everyone she meets. I wish more than anything in the world that she will be okay, and will be comfortable for her remaining years. We plan to do public outreach to educate others about the dangers of dogs and traps as well as outreach to other prosthetic patients dogs and people alike. Thank you for your time and compassion.
-Nina and Sasha
She is doing fantastic now, and is almost fully healed from her long and tedious surgery and is entering her rehab and long term adjustment phase. I am working with two vets with the UAF vet medicine program and the CAP prosthetic project to design and build her prosthetic leg. She has a hard time coping with her hind leg as it is now, because she wants to use it to propel her forward like she used to when she would dig deep and run. Also, we are also drafting a movie with 4H to document her progress with the prosthetic leg to show to students in the future and advocate for STEM learning and making the best out of a tragic situation. I will keep you updated as more progress is made, with pictures to come :) Thank you again for your support, I could never thank you enough!