Puppy Dog Desperately Needs Surgery

Shannon does have insurance for Bella, but the policy will not cover this surgery, and she does not have enough money to pay for it all herself.

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Bella is not even two years old, and both of her back knees are blown out.  Her owner loves her to bits, and is distraught knowing that her baby will never be able to walk again or not be in pain without surgery.  Every dollar adds up – please help if you can.

Shannon Box adopted Bella when she was three months old, and the two have been bonded like Gorilla glue ever since.

Bella blew out one knee slipping on wet grass, and the other when she slipped on a blanket that fell on the floor.  She is a very happy-go-lucky dog, so not being able to romp about is frustrating.


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Shannon does have insurance for Bella, but the policy will not cover this surgery, and she does not have enough money to pay for it all herself.  She hates to have to ask complete strangers for help, but has nowhere to turn.

This is an especially difficult time for both Shannon and Bella, as Bella’s big brother just died of cancer two months ago.

Any contribution made would be greatly appreciated.  If you would like to donate, please click here.


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20 thoughts on “Puppy Dog Desperately Needs Surgery

  1. That happened to my Dog about 8 years ago…it is Expensive, it was about $3,000 back then. If you love your dog you will find a way to pay for it, even if you have to take out a loan. Our Dogs are NOT EXPENDABLE. They are our Family….you do what is necessary.

  2. So very sad, I hope they find the funding they need for her. People please consider pet insurance, for the price of a few Starbucks coffees a month costs like this are mostly covered.

  3. Happened to my dog a few years ago. $7K for both to be fixed. Just tried to donate but it pops up with an error. Will give it another go when back in front of my laptop

  4. Wish Vets took payments. Had a Golden Retriever/lab go through puppy strangles at 5 weeks. Took months of treatment and lots of money. Then the poor thing had severe hip dysplasia and the Vet wouldn’t treat her unless I had $6,000 but if I surrendered her, they’d fix her hips. I gave her up so she could get help but was made to feel like a deadbeat shit owner. Bravo.

  5. i had a vet a few years back who retired at about 80 years old i was lucky enough to find him about five or six years before that, he ended up doing surgery on my chow mix for a tumor which came back three times…the first vet i took him to wanted 1500 for the removal another wanted 1800. someone told me about this fabulous older doctor. i went to his office which was kind of plain looking (not super glitzy like the others) he took one look at it and said oh yeah that needs to come off…he charged me 250 bucks…the second time a year or so later he charged me 300 and the next 300 again…..and he let me make payments. they don’t make them like that anymore sadly.

    1. After doing a lot of research, I will no longer take ownership of any dog that has been a victim of pediatric or early spay/neuter. This information has been known for more than a decade and I’m really not surprised it isn’t in wider distribution. Of course that means I am no longer interested in a shelter or rescue dog (your fault for burying the most up-to-date info and intentionally selling defective pets). Our future dogs will be intact until they’re fully grown, with closed growth plates and then we will consider only hormone-saving altering.

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