by Nick Chamut
(Thunder Bay, ON, Canada)
We are a couple who love our dog more than anything in the world. When our two year old Rottie started limping and crying we hoped it was just a sprain. To our absolute heartbreak, the vet revealed that he had a ruptured CCL. To add to the bad news, we also found out that his other knee will likely also require surgery in a few months.
After a couple days of burying my head in Chino???s fur and crying, we realized that no matter the cost we would make our baby better.Chino is the most loving creature I have ever known and is in every way, our child. Neither of us are people who feel comfortable asking anyone for anything, but when the little man that is your whole universe is in need, you swallow your pride and ask for help.
Chino underwent his first knee surgery which cost nearly $4,000. He had a TTA cruciate repair surgery for his right knee that he ruptured. We will have to go through an intensive 12 week recovery process to help him heal. Following his recovery, we have been advised that it is almost definite that he will require surgery on his left knee as well. An additional $4,000 surgery coupled with numerous x-rays and pain medications, will end up costing well over $8,000.
We have started a GoFundMe campaign to help mitigate the costs. Our GoFundMe campaign can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/chinomoreno Would it be possible for you to post this message on your Facebook/website to help raise awareness? We appreciate you taking the time to read about our baby boy!
Sheena and Nick
Hi Sheena & Nick. I’m so sorry that your submission somehow managed to get passed over or missed. I only just saw it.
I checked out your GoFund me page but see no recent updates so I’m not sure if it is still active. I very much hope that Chino is doing well and that your bank account has survived so far!
Please just comment on this post to let visitors know whether or not your GoFund me is still in need of donations and how Chino has progressed.
I wish you all the best of luck and again, apologies for being so late in publishing your submission.