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Surgery for Ilsa

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Raised by 55 people in 2 months
 UPDATE! Ilsa is coming home! Any donations past $2k will be donated to Forgotten Felines & Fidos in Germansville, PA. THANK YOU!! Hey, everyone! You may know me as the host of Lawful Masses with Leonard French - and you may know Ilsa, my Shepherd, above, as I make regular videos about them and they make regular cameos on the show. Ilsa is 6 years old, otherwise healthy, and a very happy pup. She is so fast! She likes to tear off after the ball and outrace every dog at the park.  Until February or so. After a muddy run at the park, she was limping on her right rear. The vet gave us some painkillers and steroids, but she's still limping months later.  I went back to the vet and they say she likely tore her ACL (rear ligament in knee). It's a necessary ligament. She'll be in pain and not be able to run without getting it fixed. So I'm posting here asking for your help in covering her surgery. Before you donate, I want to make a few things 100% clear. I got a loan from the folks for the money for the surgery. No matter what happens here, Ilsa will receive her surgery. This is not a life-or-death situation. The total cost of the surgery is expected to be $3,500+. I'll be able to pay the loan off over time. It will hurt a bit but, again, the dog will get the procedure. If you would like to help, I would really appreciate it. The money will help me (and therefore the channel) weather the unexpected cost without having to take as much time away as a result. And we'll all be happier knowing that Ilsa is happy and healthy and will be able to run again after her recovery! Any funds in excess of the cost the surgery will be donated to Forgotten Felines & Fidos, my local nonprofit no-kill dog and cat shelter in Germansville, PA. Thank you so much for your help! All our love, Ilsa, Niko, & Leonard 
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Ilsa just came in from a walk, got a treat, and happily *trotted* away - with a normal gait - to chow down.

I am a very happy doggy-daddy and just wanted to thank you for all of your support!
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Ilsa got her stitches out. The cone can come off soon! The doctor's technician says she's doing really well! She's allowed to start 10-minute walks 3 times a day. Thank you all!
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More dog recovery videos! Thank you all!

Day 2: https://youtu.be/5w_f6ZkmZ_k

Day 6: https://youtu.be/7ZT27I38u9o
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