Meet my little disabled pup Roxie. Please share this so we can help Roxie walk and run again!
I’ve created a go-fund-me campaign to help cover the cost of specialty orthotics, specialists, and pain management for this sweet girl. Any small donation will help, and positive vibes, prayers, and sharing this so others can help is even more important than money. Thank you for helping in whatever way you can!
SUMMARY: This is the story of a puppy rescued from Puerto Rico. She has extreme joint laxity in her paws which has caused her front left paw to become almost completely dislocated from her leg. This is progressive, affects all four of her paws to varying degrees, and is slowly getting worse and worse. I have taken her to various veterenarians, and now will be seeing a specialist for further options.
The money raised here will help cover the cost of the specialist, her pain medications, and will help find an option to help her walk again. There are several options available so far: 1- do nothing but pain management, 2- surgery to fuse her joints, 3- orthotic bracing for her paws. The last two options are expensive, and I would like to be able to help Roxie without money being an obstacle. She has pet insurance through Banfield Pet Hospital, is on two different pain meds (long acting and shorter acting for flareups), is on special dog food for her joints, and takes a joint supplement. The specialist (at Tufts Veterinary School) will cost several hundred dollars just for the consult. Any additional testing will cost extra. Surgery is expensive. I would LOVE to try bracing FIRST, as it is non-invasive and is reversible if we can not get good results with it.
THANK YOU for helping this sweet baby walk again!!
I am not sure what the total cost will be to treat Roxie and allow her to walk normally again. If it costs less than what I raise here, I COMMIT TO DONATING 100% OF THE EXTRA to the Northeast Animal Shelter, the no kill shelter that rescued Roxie in the first place. I WILL NOT KEEP ANY EXTRA if it costs less! I promise to post updates with cost at each step along the way (with pictures of receipts). I know this requires a certain amount of trust granted in me, but I want to do anything I can to help this little peanut be able to walk and run again.
If you can not donate, please help by sharing or sending positive energy and vibes our way?