ACL Surgery for Man's Best Friend
Organized by: Riley Alderton
Many of you know that our fun loving and energetic dog Tulip recently got herself into a pickle when she tore her ACL. We tried resting her to see if it was a minor enough issue to resolve itself. This seemed successful for about five seconds until we started letting her be active again and lo' and behold, she hurt it again. We are now at a place where it's a choice between surgery or a lifetime of painful gimping. This dog means a lot to my wife and I, but even more to our son Jude. He was devastated just to be told she had to go on rest and terrified for her when she had to get X-rays. It may seem silly, but this dog was there for him in his first months home, often sleeping by his bed and comforting him in his transition into a new life. She means the world to him and we can't ignore that even though many have told us she's just a dog. The bottom line is, the longer the surgery is put off, the worse the condition gets. Many of you also know that we are still paying some costs from adopting our son so we don't exactly have a spare $750. We may not get all the way there but anything anyone would be willing to give to help would be very much appreciated.