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Lilly the Dog Needs You

Listener Angie reached out for a perfect 105 Days of Love request!:

I just wanted to ask you guys if you could please help me out in spreading the word about my dog Lily. We adopted Lily February 2nd. They told us she had a limp on her back left leg and that her previous owners took her to the vet.

What happened was, the previous Vet told the previous owners that Lily has Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease and they either didn’t have the money or didn’t want to pay to help her. A couple days later they decided to surrender her to the rescue called Because Animals Matter https://www.becauseanimalsmatter.com/.

I am grateful that they did because we found Lily and we love her and we want to help her.  

We made a go fund me account because this surgery will have an estimate range from: $1,949.03 to $2,436.29. This is the link to our go fund me.

On our link it says this:

Lily has her surgery scheduled for Friday March 2.

We may have adopted Lily a few weeks ago and we love her already. To us, Lily is the cutest and bestest dog ever. Lily is a very chill one year old Yorkshire terrier/Maltese. She barely walks on her back left leg because of the pain. We took her to VCA Oquirrh Hills Animal Hospital in Herriman with Veterinarian Savannah Mott where Lily had x-rays done.

Lily has Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and needs surgery.

We now know and has been confirmed (by Lily’s previous Vet) that this is the reason why her previous owners surrendered Lily to the Rescue Organization where we adopted her from.

What is Legg-Calve-Perthes disease?
The hip is a “ball and socket” joint. The femoral head is the “ball” part of the joint and if it develops necrosis or dies, it can  no longer function properly. Necrosis is due to loss of the blood supply to the femoral head or “ball, which may be the result of a growth abnormality or trauma to the hip.

What is the treatment?
The treatment of choice is femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO) or removal of the femoral head and neck. Because the condition often affects young, small breed dogs, it is often unnecessary to replace the hip joint.”*

*information copied from: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-dogs

When we adopted her we were unaware of how severe the situation with her leg was.

All of this is very unexpected for us and we don’t have the money to pay all the medical bills for Lily. As a result, we humbly ask you to please help us, and donate if you can. Anything would be deeply appreciated.

I guess what they say is true, things happen for a reason. I believe Lily has come into our family because God knew we would give Lily the love, attention, and help she needs and deserves.

Thank you very much in advance for your donations and prayers. God bless you.”



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