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Sparrow's Surgery

$9,340 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 175 people in 8 months
FLOP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dog rescue located in Richmond, Va. We are asking the public for donations, so we can cover the cost of Sparrow's surgery on both of his rear legs. He is 3 years old and deserves to experience life pain-free!

Sparrow's Story:
On June 1st, FLOP rescue picked up 5 male Boston Terrier mixes from a local shelter with various injuries. According to the shelter, they were removed from the same location due to the owner being placed in a psychiatric hospital. They were all fearful, scared, and in need of serious medical help. We picked them up and took them directly to Dr. Miller at Crossroads West Veterinary Center, where he evaluated and vaccinated them.

Four of the five Boston Terrier mixes were transported to a rescue in North Carolina the next day. We were at max capacity, as we are foster-based, and they were willing to help us. We kept the fifth dog and named him Sparrow. Dr. Miller estimates that he is around 3 years old. He had multiple fractures in his rear legs that had never healed, which made his legs dangle. We have no idea how or when he sustained the injuries, but they were at least 3 months old, if not years old.

Dr. Miller offered to take on the massive challenge of trying to fix his legs. He started with Sparrow's worst leg, his left. He didn't have a lot to work with, but he was able to align the bones and place a bone pin into his leg to stabilize it. Unfortunately, it didn't work and the only option is to fuse his bones together. This needs to be done by a specialty surgeon at a different vet clinic. We knew it was a long shot and can't thank Dr. Miller and his staff enough for trying to help Sparrow.

In order to fuse his bones together on both legs, it will cost us $10,000. This surgery will be performed by an orthopedic surgeon. Sparrow will not have the mobility a normal dog has, but he will be able to walk and run around without his legs twisting underneath him. He is young and so full of life! Please help us give Sparrow a second chance at fixing his legs!
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Here is a cute video of Sparrow snoring! The first few days after the surgery were really rough, but he is doing better with time. The surgeon expects around 3-4 months of recovery. He goes back this Friday for his post-op appointment. We are hoping everything looks good!

As always, thank you again for helping with Sparrow's surgery and giving him a second chance.
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Sparrow had a tough day, but he is doing well after being in surgery for 5.5 hours! Thank you to everyone who made this possible. We can't thank you enough! Sparrow is going home to his foster tomorrow afternoon, so stay tuned for a photo. We will also post specifics about his surgery and the plan for his recovery.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Sparrow's surgery has been postponed until tomorrow. There was an error in ordering the leg plates for Sparrow, so it has been pushed back a day. We will let everyone know how the surgery goes tomorrow. Please send positive thoughts his way!

Here is a picture of Sparrow this morning going to the vet.

Thank you for the continued support!
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Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared! We can't begin to thank you for your generosity and support towards Sparrow.
Sparrow is scheduled to have his surgery tomorrow, (Wednesday) at VRCC. Unlike the original plan, we are attempting to have both legs done tomorrow, but it will depend on how Sparrow does under anesthesia. We will post an update once he is out of surgery and in recovery. Once again, thank you to everyone!!!
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$9,340 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 175 people in 8 months
Funds raised will benefit:
For the Love of Poodles Rescue of Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, VA
EIN: 463325873
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