One year old Plio needs knee surgery to use her leg again.

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About the Campaign

Plio is only one year-old

In November Plio was diagnosed with “luxating patellas” in both knees. Basically, both her knees were dislocating. This causes severe pain, and is a birth-defect related condition that will only get worse without surgery. You can read about this condition HERE.

Plio’s owner Katherine is a full-time student at Cal State Northridge, and did not have the thousands of dollars necessary for the specialist surgery Plio needs. Since the condition was in BOTH knees, Plio would need two surgeries, as they do one leg at a time because while recovering from the surgery Plio would not be able to use the leg for some time.

The first surgery

Plio got a donation from Kacey Montoya of KTLA channel 5 for her x-rays and consulation, and Katherine then maxed out her credit card for the first surgery, which Plio had in November 2021.

That surgery went well, and Plio has recovered well enough that it is now time for the surgery on the other knee. Unfortunately Katherine is now out of money and credit, and cannot afford this second procedure. Poor Plio is holding her leg up most of the time, due to the pain, and putting no weight on it. This could also cause a problem with her recovering knee, so this poor one year-old dog has to be on very limited walks and reduced activity, which is so frustrating for her!

Donations needed

All donations are for Plio’s second surgery, which will result in both her knees being fixed! Recovery is about 4-8 weeks, but once recovered Plio should have a normal life, and be able to walk and run normally without pain for the rest of her life! Plio is quite young, and this surgery will make a significant positive impact on her life. All donations are held by Free Animal Doctor, and only paid directly to the veterinarian when the surgery is performed. Please donate in confidence to Plio today!

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  • Patricia Alba

    Good luck Plio!!! I can’t wait until you and your Mom are able to run around together.

    January 11, 2022 at 8:04 pm Reply

  • Julie Bautista

    Wishing you healing for 2022

    January 12, 2022 at 12:33 pm Reply

  • Albert Robles

    get back to walkin Plio. there’s bread to be made

    January 14, 2022 at 8:58 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Fantastic donation, thank you!

      January 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm Reply

  • Valerie McDaniel

    Get better baby!

    January 17, 2022 at 4:43 am Reply

  • Betty White

    In honor of Betty White I wanted to help a group that helped me when I needed ut for my dog.

    January 17, 2022 at 8:52 am Reply

  • Kenneth Keeler

    Happy Birthday Betty White.

    January 17, 2022 at 11:44 am Reply

  • Terry Brown

    This little dog deserves a long pain free life, & hopefully it will have one.

    January 20, 2022 at 11:28 am Reply

  • Jean Sieloff

    Good luck to Plio!

    January 20, 2022 at 2:33 pm Reply

  • Natalie Zolnay

    I want to see Piko enjoy the rest of her life. I don’t want her leg to get worse and then maybe need amputated. Good luck Pilo. 🙏👍🤗💜

    January 20, 2022 at 4:23 pm Reply

  • Angelic De Leon

    In honor of Betty White. My dog also needs a surgery that I can’t afford. I just want to help people in the same situation.

    January 22, 2022 at 1:58 pm Reply

  • Angelic De Leon

    My donation was in honor of Betty White. My dog also needs a surgery that I can’t afford. I just want to help people in the same situation.

    January 22, 2022 at 2:05 pm Reply

  • Carol Kalinoski

    Hoping that Plio’s surgery will be successful and that he will be totally mobile again. Hugs!

    January 23, 2022 at 6:28 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    Dearest Plio and Mama,

    We all want you to know that we are holding you both in our thoughts, heart and prayers.
    Thank you Father God for your healing power in Plio now.
    I ask for a complete picture of health of his body ,mind ,spirit and soul for Plio NOW.
    And so it is and so be it. Amen
    We all love you to the moon and back.
    From all your friends in Canada 🇨🇦
    ♥️🙏🏻🐻🐶🐈🐈🐈 ♥️🙏🏻🥰😊☀️🌈

    January 23, 2022 at 9:04 pm Reply

  • Denise Gallagher

    Why not? It sounds like this cute girl could have a normal life if she just has the surgery. She deserves it and so does her person.

    January 28, 2022 at 2:09 pm Reply

  • Laura Anjoorian

    Good luck lil baby!!

    February 4, 2022 at 2:38 pm Reply

  • Laura Anjoorian

    Now you can live pain free. Keep running!!

    February 8, 2022 at 5:11 pm Reply