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If you are in a position to donate any amount towards his surgery, it would be GREATLY appreciated. Janet, Baxter, Buster & I thank you.

We own two Papillons, Buster, 2 1/2 years old, and Baxter, 4 months old. Buster came to us with a history of one broken leg, and within our first year with him, he broke his right front leg twice. Each time, both bones above his wrist were broken. The first time, jumping off of a chair, and the second time, an unfortunate accident at our family reunion. The cost for both surgeries was well over $4,000. We finally bought pet insurance for Buster, as this breed of dog is known for this type of bone fracture. We are learning to be more protective, but sometimes we fail to keep that close eye out for them. Well....last week, Baxter jumped off the bed in my cabin and broke his leg in nearly the exact location as Buster's previous breaks. We were at the Purdue Small Animal Hospital by 2AM and left shortly after 5AM. Baxter has undergone extensive surgery to attach a metal plate with screws to stabilize his tiny bones the size of toothpicks. Estimates for this surgery and follow-up care will be up to $2500, and of course, we do not have insurance on Baxter, YET! I'll be stepping up my violin repair/restoration sideline to bring in extra $$ as well as cut back on unnecessary expenditures. We are heartbroken to know what Baxter is and will be going through as he heals, but his loving little spirit shines through every day...he is truly the light of our lives!
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