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The Wallace Family is raising funds to pay for their beloved dog, Kristl's leg amputation surgery.

Our beloved dog, Kristl, was hit by a car. The damage to her front leg is serious. She had two very, very deep cuts and is not able to feel the leg or foot so she is still "walking" on it. This is bad because she is "walking" on the front (where the wounds are). We took her to the vet. And right now it is a "wait and see" period. The vet believes that she either strained or tore the tendons (ligaments??) in her "arm pit" and has no sensations in her leg at all. The hope is that after the inflamation goes down, it will start coming back and she will heal. If it does not, she will likely need to have her front leg amputated (or worse put down). It's now been a week and she is lifting her leg a very little bit, but not reacting to anything with her leg. It seems that an amputation is our only shot. (We do NOT want to put her down, we will even -reluctantly- consider surrendering her if she is able to get care and will go to a loving home)

This is a very difficult time. Financially things are not great here. With the economy, my husband's business is very slow. My short term disablity is over and we are currently appealing my denials for long term disablity and SSDI. So I have $0 income. We did alright last year, but we are not receiving orders for beds and furniture like we once were. My 10 year old and I have been trying to do some fundraising to pay for her surgery, but we are looking at about $849-$1250 for her amputation. (Ohio State University's estimate was $1400-$2500) We've only managed to raise $45 so far and time is running out.

Kristl is only 5. Besides the damage to her leg she is doing fine. She is starting to run around the house and act like herself again, except for the dragging of her leg. She's been a part of our family for over 3 years.
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