Spudster needs our help!

$1,575 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 10 days
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Gabby Glantzman
on behalf of Elle Jefferis
 SOUTHOLD, NY
Spudster  ended up at the North Fork animal welfare league after living in a van back in 2014. He lived at the shelter for years waiting for his home. Finally  in March of 2016 He found the perfect home ! We transported him to this perfect home and they love him very much , we get great updated pics all the time. However today  his Adoptive parents contacted us with very sad news ,but you can help! Spudster has been referred to the Veterinary School at Auburn University. He has stenosis of the spine with a pinched nerve which needs repair in order for him to be pain free. His vet found an old injury of his back right CCL which was untreated and healed very poorly. The vet feels that this injury plus the additional wear on his back left knee while compensating for the left leg, plus the pinched nerve, is the reason his gate is so poor. Spudster hobbles because he is in pain from the pinched nerve and the damage to his back legs. The vet feels the ceroid lipofuscinosis is not the primary reason for the poor ambulation abilities in his hind legs. Spuds regular vet could replace his knees and repair his ccl, as he is an orthopedic vet. However he just does not do spinal neurological surgery so he has refered Spuds to Auburn. The vet feels the surgery will cure the pain in his spine and the knee surgery will correct his gate, which will lessen the tension on his spine. 

Spuds regular vet recommended euthanasia for him if this is not done , as he is in constant pain. This stunned his adoptors and they  said nnnoooooooooo!!!! He is on pain meds which are helping, but long term use of them may result in gastrointestinal distress. Even on the pain meds, he still cries out in pain whenever he has to get up. They have gotten a sling for his back legs to assist him in his movement and walking outside. We discussed a set of wheels, but this would not address his pain.


All money not  used towards Spudsters care , willbe  donate to NFAWL the shelter Spuds came from !
Please help us help him!!! He deserves so many more happy years being loved in this great home pain free!!
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$1,575 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 10 days
Created April 13, 2017
GG
Gabby Glantzman  
on behalf of Elle Jefferis
HH
$100
Helen Hartofilis
1 day ago
KM
$10
Kenneth McIsaac
4 days ago
YG
$25
Yvonne Gallagher
4 days ago

Sending love & healing prayers to that sweet boy!

$20
Michelle Garrett-Hatfield
6 days ago
SV
$20
Suzee Verity
6 days ago

Hope Spudster gets pain free!! NFAWL is the best and even after getting adopted they are still helping!!!

$10
The Callahans
7 days ago

our girl had to have a tplo to help her leg, and she wants to send you lots of love and positive thoughts for a great outcome on your surgeries! She is sending you 10.00 that she had saved. Stay Positive Spud and Keep on Truckin! :D We love seeing your posts!!!!

$50
Anonymous
7 days ago
FS
$20
Feliz Sanchez
7 days ago

Get well sweet boy!

$50
Julie Lane
8 days ago

So hope for a happy ending for this lovely dog. Every penny helps. Hope people will do what they can to give Spudster a pain-free life.

GS
$50
gemmel sanders
8 days ago
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