Needs a surgical plate on his knee REMOVED, he is in terrible pain.

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About the Campaign

Help Murphy Walk Pain-Free Once More

Murphy faces a crucial medical issue that demands surgery. Adopted by his owner Kristin less than a year ago, Murphy had been fostered by her for six months before that. Hit by a car prior to adoption, he underwent surgery in Ontario to place a plate in his knee. However, recent complications have arisen, and Murphy now needs our help to resolve his latest health struggle: the removal of the knee plate.

Murphy’s Knee Condition:

  • Irritation and infection around the knee plate
  • Gooey discharge and pus developing in the area
  • Antibiotics and steroids prescribed but not resolving the issue
  • Veterinary recommendation to remove the knee plate

Lately, Murphy has experienced irritation and inflammation in the area surrounding the plate. Despite being put on antibiotics and steroids, the issue has not been resolved. The veterinarian has now recommended removing the plate to alleviate Murphy’s discomfort. X-rays have shown that the bone has healed properly, so the plate is no longer necessary.

The estimated cost for the plate removal is $2,000, which poses a significant financial challenge for Kristin and her husband. The couple recently got married and moved in together, relying solely on her husband’s income as a tile layer. With two other dogs in the household, they are trying to make ends meet while ensuring all their pets receive proper care.


How You Can Help: Donate to the fundraising appeal for Murphy’s surgery and share this appeal with friends, family, and social media networks

By focusing on Murphy’s medical needs, we hope to provide him with the necessary surgery to improve his comfort and overall quality of life. All donations are held by FAD and ONLY paid to the veterinarian when surgery is performed, the owner receives no money.

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  • Dana Haveson

    Feel better Murphy!!

    April 25, 2023 at 2:26 pm Reply


    Hope you can walk & run soon baby!

    April 25, 2023 at 3:54 pm Reply

  • Sherry Arbelaez

    Sweet boy 💞

    April 26, 2023 at 12:17 pm Reply

  • Brenda Robertson

    I love animals especially dogs I hate for them to be in pain. I just lost my dog Jazzy 2/1/2023. They are family.

    April 26, 2023 at 2:18 pm Reply

  • Cathy Hunt

    He looks like a very sweet boy and I want him to be comfortable for the rest of his life! Get that bad plate out!!!!

    April 27, 2023 at 1:47 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    I hope the surgery resolves his pain issues. He looks so sweet. Thank you for fostering and adopting rescue dogs

    April 27, 2023 at 7:13 am Reply

  • Donna Rivas

    I love you and Praying Murphy is happy and healthy very soon! ❤️😘

    April 27, 2023 at 6:31 pm Reply


    God brought him this far now it’s our turn

    April 28, 2023 at 2:49 am Reply

  • Mary

    Please read my comment above

    April 29, 2023 at 12:34 am Reply

  • Kristin Jones

    Murphy’s Knee Surgery went well, the vet recommended we send a culture in of the fluid that was building up in his knee to see what was causing it. He ended up having to be put on 3 different antibiotics. I ended up taking out his stitches myself on June 19th and he just finished up all his medications this last week. His knee is looking great and he is now off restricted activity. We are looking forward to many outdoor activities to come this summer and on. Thank you all who have supported us, we couldn’t have done it without you. With Love from the Jones

    July 8, 2023 at 3:47 pm Reply