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This is the Save Saedy's Strut Fundraiser. The funds will be used for knee surgery costs on both of Saedy's hind legs.


My name is Heidi Spillane and I am starting the Save Saedy's Strut Fundraiser. This fundraiser will contribute to the cost of a major surgery my puppy, Saedy, needs as soon as possible.

I have a one-year-old pitbull puppy named Saedy whom I rescued last Christmas Eve. Saedy was found by a friend who was not able to keep her. She also did not want to take Saedy to the pound in fear of her being euthenized because of her breed. I took Saedy in and have been able to give her all of the love she could want and take great care of her up until now.

Saedy is in desperate need of a very expensive surgery. I noticed she started walking funny a few months ago and it continually got worse; especially now that the weather has gotten colder. I finally was able to take her to the vet last Friday. The veterinarian found that she has medial luxation of the patella in both of her hind legs (her knee caps have shifted to her inner legs). This is something she inherited through poor breeding. The veterinarian also informed me that the longer I wait to get the surgery done, the closer she comes to being completely cripled. It is very obvious that Saedy is in a lot of pain: she has to be carried up the stairs to go to bed at night, needs picked up to get on the couch, takes an extremely long time to sit or lie down, and struggles walking in general. The surgery to fix her legs will cost $600-$800 per leg.

It almost brings me to tears everytime I see Saedy struggle with moving herself knowing I can not afford to do anything about it. I have graduated from school and have only been able to find a part time position as an orthodontic assistant to pay for my living expenses. I am also working as a waitress because the money I make at my other job is still not enough to cover my basic bills and my medical bills since I do not have insurance. At this point, I do not know what to do and I am reaching out in any way I think could possibly help me pay for her surgery. The money raised in the Save Saedy's Strut Fundraiser will go directly towards the $1200-$1600 cost for the Medial Luxation of the Patella surgery.

I spelled Saedy's name in a unique way for a reason; I did not want her name to spell out the word "sad" because I felt that it would jynx her in to being a sad dog. Unfortunately, now she is a sad puppy from all of the pain she is in. Please help me get Saedy back to her happy self and save Saedy's strut! Thank you so much for your time.


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