Michael Findling via Crowdrise
January 19, 2012
carrie gildea wrote -
My kids and I adopted a super sweet laid back mixed black lab dog who we named, "Willy." We know is roughly 8 months old. He had been a stray, lived briefly with a really old man and then back to the shelter in June. He came home with me the week of Christmas and he is here to stay.
About a week into adjusting to his new home and family, Willy started hopping around on 3 legs. It got worse. The vet was kind enough to only charge me for his pain medicine and hoped for the best. Obviously, not the case today...he is in need of surgery for a torn ligament in his leg. Rescue groups are too full to foster him, grants are only available to life threatened animals and taking him back to the shelter is not an option. If he forgoes the surgery, he'll likely suffer a lifetime of pain in his leg and never be able to run and play the way a dog should. He also runs the risk of the leg going lame and then losing the other back leg from too much pressure.
What do I do? What would you do? Give him back? To who? How do you know someone will care for him properly? That they will get him the right medical attention? I love this little guy and only want to do the right thing and give him the best possible life.
As a single mother of two these days, the cost for this surgery isn't an option. I consider myself an expert in the robbing Peter to pay Paul money movement game...but this cost is just too overwhelming and I can't bear the thought of keeping him in pain. So I'm looking outwards to the community in hopes of some help.
I've always believed in karma, trying to do the right thing and be a good person....today I'm hoping to literally cash in on all my karma and good-deed-doings. By your donation, I'll guarantee (no money back) that your good deed will add to your awesomeness as a human, your good karma glow and that Willy have the chance to lead a healthy doggy dog life
. Please donate any increment to help me cover the cost of the surgery. It's roughly $3000 and I've raised almost $700 so far.
100% of the funds will go to the Northlake Veterinary Surgery Hospital. http://www.nvsatlanta.com/