This boy's knee pain is effecting his behavior, and he needs amputation soon.
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About the Campaign

Angus has had trouble with his leg for some time,

but now it is too painful, and effecting his behavior.

Now Angus is about 8 years old, but Ashlee adopted him as a puppy when a co-worker found him stray. Angus developed Valley Fever, a fungal infection you can read about here. Ashlee got him treatments for it, but the infection never fully left his knee.

Over time he developed a limp and had a ligament tear, but he would still use the leg and did not seem in pain. Recently though he started holding up the leg all the time, and more worryingly he started being aggressive to other dogs. An x-ray of his knee also shows a bone lesion (you can read about those here) and so now Ashlee tells us:

“The leg itself is causing him immense pain, and causing him to react to the other animals in the household and after a veterinary consult, we all agreed the leg has to go. The vet said it’s best to amputate his leg so he can live a pain free life and his quality of life can be improved.”

Ashlee works as a vet technician, and knows that three legged dogs “Tripods” can live normal, and happy lives! The amputation surgery is expensive, and she cannot afford it (Care Credit application was denied). Ashlee started a GoFundMe but had little success, we have deducted the amount already raised there from the amount needed. Can you help Angus get the surgery he needs to live a pain-free, normal life? All donations are paid only to the veterinarian when the procedure is performed.

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  • Alexandra Welch

    Hope he does well! 🙂

    May 4, 2021 at 6:33 pm Reply

  • Dominique Margolis

    3-legged dogs do lead a full life!

    May 7, 2021 at 8:12 pm Reply