Dec 18, 2007

Ruptured ligament

I took Josie to the vet today and the diagnosis wasn't too good. She has a ruptured ligament in her left hind knee and the surgery is in the $800 range...

She can live with it, but it will not be pain free, her leg will be stiff, she will always limp and probably develop arthritis early in that leg.

I'm hoping to either find somebody to adopt her that can afford such surgery, or I have to do a fund raiser.

Josie's personality is absolutely amazing. She is the calmest dog I have ever encountered, yet not fearful at all.

The vet said that they usually have to anesthetize a dog before they can diagnose a ruptured ligament, but she just laid there and held still, the little tip of her tail still going a million miles an hour.

Now I have to come up with an idea about the fundraising...any suggestions welcome!

1 comment:

Tom Piperson said...

I think you should check out that TV station in Dallas that ran the feature on the Erath Co. Humane Society a while back. They might be interested in a cute holiday piece perhaps on one of their news shows, they all have a weekly pet feature that runs on the morning and midday news. Keep it local to Dallas because you want to find a foster home for Josie.

I say give Josie a big Christmas bow and some antlers, send a few video clips to the TV station, pitch a story idea to find a supportive Christmas home for this adorable chocolate pup with special needs.

The local paper E-T might also be a possibility.

A third angle would be to shame a vet into performing the surgery for free. Look at all the priceless Christmas publicity they would get! It is win-win for Josie and the vet.

Hope it all comes together, Josie has got a good chance with your help, I think.

Keep up the good work, Birgit! :-)