About the Campaign
A rescue, he is only 3 years-old.
Woody was found running stray in the streets, and ended up in the animal shelter. Because he had obvious significant problems with his rear legs, he was not eligible for adoption. Instead, he was available only to a rescue group who would be able to provide him the care he needed.
Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue (website) got Woody out of the shelter, and to the veterinarian. It turns out he has hip dysplasia, and needs FHO surgery. He also has osteoarthritis in both hips. Good news is that Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) surgery has a very high success rate, and Woody is a great candidate for it.
His left hip is much worse than the right, basically permanently dislocated. The doctor wants to do the repair on the left leg first, and the right may not even be necessary. So this fundraiser is for surgery on Woody’s left leg.
Here you can see the condition of his left leg (click to enlarge):
Below is the diagnosis from the doctor (click to enlarge):
And his estimate (click to enlarge):