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Wolf's *2nd* ACL Surgery

$300 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 13 months
Stephanie Beaver  Halifax, NS

10033025_1463606234.2941_funddescriptionHi everyone, my name is Stephanie, and I am the owner of a shepherd/lab mix named Wolf. On March 15th 2016, Wolf tore his ACL. We are fundraising to help pay for his surgery and vet bills. Wolf will be turning 8 years old in June. He's a fun loving smart boy. He loves to play with all the neighbourhood children in our big shared back yard. His favourite toy is his football. He brings it everywhere he goes.

My stepfather is currently recovering from a full knee replacement, and my mother had her ACL repaired just over a year ago, with a small surgery this past December to remove some hardware left over from the initial surgery. Wolf must just be taking after his parents with this injury. With the recent human surgeries the past little while, money has been limited. We are hoping to raise enough to help Wolf get his surgery so he can begin his journey to recovery.

The vet has quoted the surgery at $2400.00-$3400.00. And that's not including all the current examination bills, blood work, medication and transportation to and from clinics. The consultation for the surgery is scheduled for April 4th. But that's only a consultation, and may not be the actual surgery date.

It's so terrible to watch your pet suffer from pain. You feel so helpless. I want to thank each everyone of you for taking the time to read our story and thank you for all your generosity.

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Surgery was a success. Wolf had his right acl surgery on April 19th. He had a few check ups after the surgery and his doctor said he was doing great. Wolf had his four week check up on May 16th 2016, and the vet said all is great and to start him on his 15-20 minute walks three times daily.

So on Tuesday May 17th, my mother Lisa, took Wolf on his first large walk. She had him short-leashed as to avoid any unauthorized running or tugging. Some how he managed to tug just the wrong way and a loud yelp proceeded. He was unable to walk. Luckily they were only half a block from home and our neighbours and some construction workers were near by to help carry Wolf home. After resting a few hours, Wolf attempted to get up and he wasn't favoring his right surgeried leg. He was favoring his left paw. On Wednesday May 18th 2016 Wolf went to the vet to have xrays done and our worst fears were confirmed. He had torn his left acl.

Our poor boy cannot walk. He can only lay helpless. 

Surgery on his left acl is scheduled for June 14th 2016.

As hard as it is for our dog to go through this pain again, it's just as hard to watch helplessly.

A huge thank you to Dr.Rushton and his team at Pet Focus in Larry Uteck. They've been so great to Wolf!
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Update 5
Posted by Stephanie Beaver
10 months ago
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On Wednesday June 1st 2016, Wolf went in and had his left ACL repaired. He's healing very well. A lot more staples this time around, but he's functioning wonderfully. He'll be having the staples removed June 15th. From then, we'll be able to begin his journey to a full recovery!
Slight bruising and a lot of staples! This poor boy has been through so much!
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Update 4
Posted by Stephanie Beaver
11 months ago
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Surgery was a success. Wolf had his right acl surgery on April 19th. He had a few check ups after the surgery and his doctor said he was doing great. Wolf had his four week check up on May 16th 2016, and the vet said all is great and to start him on his 15-20 minute walks three times daily. So on Tuesday May 17th, my mother Lisa, took Wolf on his first large walk. She had him short-leashed as to avoid any unauthorized running or tugging. Some how he managed to tug just the wrong way and a loud yelp proceeded. He was unable to walk. Luckily they were only half a block from home and our neighbours and some construction workers were near by to help carry Wolf home. After resting a few hours, Wolf attempted to get up and he wasn't favoring his right surgeried leg. He was favoring his left paw. On Wednesday May 18th 2016 Wolf went to the vet to have xrays done and our worst fears were confirmed. He had torn his left acl.

Our poor boy cannot walk. He can only lay helpless.

Surgery on his left acl is scheduled for June 14th 2016.

As hard as it is for our dog to go through this pain again, it's just as hard to watch helplessly.

A huge thank you to Dr.Rushton and his team at Pet Focus in Larry Uteck. They've been so great to Wolf!
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Update 3
Posted by Stephanie Beaver
12 months ago
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Well today was Wolf's surgery. We dropped him off at the clinic early morning. Shortly after lunch the surgeron called to tell us how it went. His ACL was completely torn. His meniscus was unfixable/usable, so they ended up removing that. There was also some discussion whether or not Wolf needed to have his mole removed, if it was in the way of any incisions or shaving. Turns out the mole was a tumor. The ended up removing that as well. The clinic will call us again later this evening to tell us how he is once he's awake and stable. He will be coming home tomorrow. As long as a journey it was to get to this surgery date, we know we have a longer journey to recovery. Thank you all for your love and support. Please continue to share this page to your friends and family. xo
On our way to the clinic
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Update 2
Posted by Stephanie Beaver
12 months ago
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Wolf's consultation was on April 4th, and he is scheduled for acl surgery for April 19th. Thank you all so much for your support so far. Please continue to share this with your friends and family.
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Trish Erskine
12 months ago

Can't wait to see him back and heading toward a speedy recovery

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$300 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 13 months
Created March 19, 2016
Stephanie Beaver  
ML
$100
M L
9 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you for your generous donation!

$15
Anonymous
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
DO
$10
David Oakes
11 months ago
TB
$10
Tyler Burke
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
PC
$25
Peter Carey
11 months ago
PD
$20
Pat & Diane
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
$10
Anonymous
13 months ago (Offline Donation)
TE
$30
Trish Erskine
13 months ago
$10
Anonymous
13 months ago
OW
$20
Oreo Wagner
13 months ago

Hope you feel better quickly Wolfe! Love your little bro Oreo.

Trish Erskine
12 months ago

Can't wait to see him back and heading toward a speedy recovery

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