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Help Haley get the surgery she needs! Haley injured both of her back legs and needs surgery. Any donations will go towards the operations

***UPDATE***
Haley has had her surgery and is recovering very well. She just had her two week check up and the surgeon is very pleased with her progress and was able to take out her stitches already. She is up and walking like she used to and is even rolling over for belly rubs. All of you who know her, know how she loves her belly rubs! :)

Those of you who know me, know the story of my dogs. I found Haley and her sister Emma when they were puppies in the crawl space underneath my first apartment in college. They were both skin and bones and afraid of people. We took them in, nursed them back to health and they have been part of my family ever since. That was six years ago.

A couple months ago, Haley injured her back leg and was limping. I thought it was a pulled muscle and hoped it would go away on its own, but in the past week or so it has gotten progressively worse. I took her to a vet who thought it might be a torn ACL and recommended I take her to a surgeon who would be better able to diagnose her. By the time we got her to the surgeon she had started limping on the other back leg as well. The surgeon confirmed my fears. She had torn her ACL completely and not only in her bad leg, but both of them.

The only option for her with the amount of damage she has now is a surgery called Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA). The surgery is very invasive and will require her leg bones to be cut and for metal plates and screws to be implanted. The recovery will take 8 weeks and will require me to help support her back legs with a harness and to keep her in a crate most of the time.

The good news is there is a 95% success rate with this surgery and she will be able to run and play just like she did before the injury. The bad news is it is estimated to cost between $4,500 and $5,000.

I know that everyone is struggling in this economy and I am very uncomfortable aksing for help, but I have exhausted all other options. Even if you can only spare the amount a cup of coffee would cost, it would be greatly appreciated. And if you have any pet lover friends who might be touched by Haley's story, please pass it on or share this page on facebook.

Thank you so much in advance for you help.

If you have any questions, or suggestions or just need to contact me please call 321-948-6866 or e-mail at thomasomalley21@gmail.com

If you want to send a donation by mail, please send checks to attention: Thomas O'Malley with "Donation for Haley" in the memo line.

3727 N Pine Grove Ave
Apt 300
Chicago, IL 60613

All your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated!!
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