Sparkplug's Other Leg....
Hello, everybody. :)
Last summer, one of my precious dogs, Sparkplug, (a.k.a. "Sparkles", along with numberous other nicknames, hehe) needed to have surgery because he tore one of his ACLs in his back right leg.
I was warned in advance that the other would very likely tear as well, but I had no expectation that it would happen so soon.
While playing some rounds of fetch (his favorite activity) in our backyard a few days ago, his other ACL tore, and it was recommened to me by a surgeon that I should either fix or amputate the leg within the next 30 days to avoid further complications.
I certainly can't afford another leg surgery by myself, but even amputation for this leg is not going to be easily affordable. I'm just a college student, working part-time, with almost no money to spare at all. And I'm still paying off the cost of his previous leg surgery.
He's the sweetest boy, and I just love watching his face light up when he sees me getting ready to throw a tennis ball for him to fetch!! (Must be the Lab in him :P)
I'm glad that I had his first torn ACL fixed, because the surgeon at least assured me that it should be sturdy enough to support him if I must aputate the other leg.
He is approximately 7-8 years old (an estimate, since he was a rescue dog) and still actively loves to engage in physical excercise.... so, ultimately, allowing him to keep his leg is ideal.
Plus, the surgeries between amputation and fixture are honestly not that far apart in overall price, so we ultimately hope that we are able to fix it rather than amputate it!
Please, if any money at all could be donated to at least help me relieve him of pain as soon as possible, it would mean more than the world to us.
Thank you all so much. <3
We have not officially reached our goal quite yet, but we're SO CLOSE!! Only $315 away!!!!
I just can't believe it, I really can't!
Thank you all so such for all the absolutely amazing support you have given to us. The second the goal is met, I'll schedule surgery to fix his leg and I'll keep everyone updated so you all know just how amazing this experience has been. :')
Please share! We're so so close!!
We're under $500 shy, and it has been only 3 days. I'm without words to express my level of graditude. :')
I have no doubt whatsoever that we can raise the rest within the next 27 days, if not sooner!
I cannot stress enough how much ANY dollar helps. *Especially* now!
When Sparkplug's second ACL tore, the first thing I tried to do was comfort myself in believing that he would still be okay (and maybe still be able to enjoy playing fetch) with an amputated leg.
Thank you so much, every single one of you, even if all you could do was share the campaign link.
I NEVER expected this much support, from such a wide range of caring people with compassion for either my dog or even just myself and Jesse.
ONLY $875 left to raise in a little over 20 days! And if we can do that, then we'll be able to FIX his leg rather than amputate it!! :D
EVEN ONLY $5 really adds up, so whether it's today, next week, whenever-- please contribute and share this campaign with your friends to help my puppy keep his leg!
Everyone has been SO wonderfully helpful and supportive, I'm honestly in awe. WE CAN DO IT!!
We're officially 50% toward completion of our overall fundraising goal, and we still have a little over 20 days to raise little bits of money before surgical action needs to be taken!
Everyone-- whether it's today, next week, whenever.... every single dollar truly does help. Even $5ers add up to more than we ever could have expected.
Literally ANYthing helps!
We have experienced SUCH AMAZING support thus far.... we're very optimistic about the further progress we can make with the time we have left, no matter when or how much/little can be spared!