Organized by: David Jancar
I wanted to start this Fundraiser to help my brother and my sister in law raise money for there dog Choco's surgery. Choco is 6 years old and has the heart of an angel. He has become a part of the family and I hate seeing him and my family upset. They have two kids who are in love with this dog, the surgery is a little pricey, especially having two kids and bills to pay. If you could please take your time to at least read or possibly donate some money for this cause that would be amazing. Choco has torn his Cranial Cruciate ligament in his left knee. The right knee is slowly starting to tare, but the surgery on the left knee will give healing time for the right one. The surgery cost approximately $4000 plus medication and post surgery therapy. If the surgery is done Choco should regain full function of his leg. If the surgery isn't done Choco will develop severe arthritis and lose function of that leg. A TPLO procedure, the tibia plateau, the portion of the tibia adjoining the stifle, is cut and rotated so that its slope changes to approximately 5 degrees from the horizontal plane. This prevents the femur from sliding down the slope of the tibia plateau when Choco puts weight on its knew. This surgery results in faster recovery times compared to other procedures to stabilize the knee. Most dogs (over 90%) are expected to regain a very active and athletic lifestyle with no post-operative complications.