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311Hemi

If anyone wants to help.....this one could use it!

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311Hemi

Saw this posted on some other sites and thought I would post here in case anyone wanted to help out! I usually don't post these kinds of things...but this one got to me a bit. Sad story to read and hopefully everything works out for this one, sounds like he willing!

Mods....please edit the post if this link is not appropriate and I can just copy/paste the story.

Original story:

Story

Update on dogs status:

Follow up story

Updates:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

11:30 a.m.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in Pullman has assigned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steve Martinez, to Chocolate's case. After an in-depth review of the radiographs by Dr. Martinez and the radiology department, a tentative plan has been developed for extensive surgical procedures to attempt repair of Chocolate's two front legs. Surgery would be followed by four to five weeks of physical therapy at the WSU facility. Tentative costs have been set at $5,000 for surgery and $1,500 for physical therapy with total costs of up to $10,000 possible. Until doctors actually are able to evaluate the injuries during surgery, however, all plans are subject to change. Donations for surgery and physical therapy continue to come in to Meadow Hills Veterinary Center. Watch for further updates this evening.

10:30 a.m.

Isaac and Sonia Ayala, who rescued Chocolate, were here to visit the very excited dog this morning. They expressed sincere appreciation for the outpouring of donations and good wishes from the community. An anonymous donor even dropped off a bag of treats and a blanket at the Ayala residence this morning.

9:00 a.m.

Chocolate is in great spirits this morning! He has a voracious appetite and Dr. Swailes has added an extra meal to his feeding schedule today. Chocolate loves to go outside and has a vigorous tail wag for everyone who says hello. Updates on surgery should be available by noon today.

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gonefishin11

So far its a story to make a person smile... Hopefully this happy dog gets a chance to make more people smile post surgery.

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2thepointsetters

That is a sad story about the poor dog. I can't believe he takes that yellow ball with him everywhere. He sure seems like a great dog. I sure hope it all works out for him.

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311Hemi

Just a little update for those of you interested. A member of another forum stopped in and said they have raised $11,000 for Chocolate's surgery and rehab.

Updated story:

Update on condition

Video of Chocolate:

Look in the vide section for injured dog

7:00 p.m.

Chocolate arrived in Pullman at the College of Veterinary Medicine's teaching hospital. He has settled in comfortably for the night (with his yellow ball) and will meet with his surgeons early tomorrow morning. The surgeons will examine Chocolate thoroughly and take additional X-rays to determine which surgical procedure will have the greatest chance of success in this case. Bone plating, pins, bone grafts, even an artificial elbow joint have all been discussed as possibilities for Chocolate. Check our website tomorrow for further updates.

3:30 pm

Chocolate left Meadow Hills Veterinary Center for the WSU Teaching Hospital. Transportation was provided by Ann and Bill Stokes, who generously donated their time and vehicle to make sure Chocolate was transported safely and treatment could begin as soon as possible.

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brady_d

Wow...this dog has better healthcare than most humans.

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311Hemi

I think you mean the many humans have been generous enough to help out this particular dog in need, and the person that finally rescued it but could not have the resources to help it.

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2thepointsetters

Thanks for the update.

The will of that dog is amazing.

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