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Help Tona live a pain-free life
$2,700 pledged
100% of $2.7k goal
47 contributors
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Ended Jan 9, 2015
Tona is more than a pet dog for Glenn Baker. The happy-go-lucky golden retriever/lab mix also pulls Glenn out of his depression. But now Tona has torn a knee ligament and requires surgery, which Glenn cannot afford. They need your help. More ...

Tona is more than a pet dog for Glenn Baker. The happy-go-lucky golden labrador/retriever mix also pulls Glenn out of his depression. When Tona chases after a stick, Glenn is able to chase away his demons. Tona has become an invaluable support and companion for Glenn.

But now Tona needs help. He damaged and then tore a ligament in his knee. As his vet, Dr. Michael Orser of the Alouette Animal Hospital in Maple Ridge, explains, the torn ligament makes the knee unstable and causes bone to rub against bone, which is very painful and reduces Tona's mobility. Surgery is needed if Tona is going to avoid a life of pain.

Unfortunately, Glenn does not have the money to pay for the surgery. He is distraught at the thought of Tona not getting the help he needs.

Dr. Orser has offered to do the surgery at a reduced rate. But since you can't do half a surgery, FundAid has set up this campaign on Glenn's behalf as an all-or-nothing campaign. That is, until we raise the entire amount of $2,700, the money will not flow out of donors' accounts. When we've reached the goal, the money will go to the Alouette Animal Hospital to pay for the surgery and some of the post-surgery costs. Glenn is also going to contribute as much as he can on a regular basis.

Glenn has overcome many obstacles. Tona is helping him continue his efforts to rebuild his life, as he explains in the video, above, taken before Tona's second injury. Glenn is desperate to know his friend and companion will be able to get the surgery he needs. Your contributions will give both Tona and Glenn a better future.

You can read more about Glenn and Tona in this Vancouver Courier story.

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