Genetics? Injury? Not sure why but poor Nina needs knee surgery.
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About the Campaign

Poor Nina: Attacked by a dog

At the end of the year, Nina was at doggy daycare when a pet parents nightmare came true. Nina was attacked by another dog.

The day care rushed Nina to the hospital were she suffered a huge gash in her neck.

Kim, Nina’s mother was contacted by the daycare to let her know what had happened.

During the same time Nina started to show signs of lameness in her leg. Kim wasn’t sure if the fight with the other dog caused the issue, so for the last few months Kim was in contact with the daycare to see if they would pay for the leg injury too. Because the vet didn’t examine the leg that day of the incident the daycare won’t pay for the surgery.

On her own Kim paid for the leg visit to get the estimate. Nina is going to need tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery.

What is a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy?

A tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) is a method of repairing a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture in a dog. A CCL tear in the dog is similar to an ACL tear in humans. It can be an abrupt tear during trauma or strenuous activity, as often occurs in people. However, it can also be a slow deterioration of the ligament over weeks or months, potentially affecting both stifles (knees). Following a CCL tear, the limp is usually quite severe. While some improvement may occur with time, surgery is the best method of treatment for a dog with a CCL tear. – VSC

Kim is a single parent and is currently laid off. Kim wants Nina to feel better and go back to her old life.

Kim rescued Nina from a neighbors whose house was raided with a hoarding situation. Nina is only 3 years old and Kim wants her to be pain free and the doctor says she can have a full recovery.


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  • Anonymous

    I went on the hike yesterday, you guys are incredible. Thank you for everything you do.

    March 1, 2020 at 9:50 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    It takes a village & if I can help a little to keep a doggie baby with her owner, I will help. I will do more as I am able to.

    March 2, 2020 at 6:18 pm Reply