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Katie needs relief from her debilitating pain
$100 raised
11% of $900 goal
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0 days left
Ended Feb 2, 2015
Katie is a 3 year old lab mix.  She is a very sweet girl and loves people, other dogs and life, in general. Katie was adopted by her current owners from a local shelter and was soon observed to be limping.  X-rays showed severe bone spurs in ...

Katie is a 3 year old lab mix.  She is a very sweet girl and loves people, other dogs and life, in general. Katie was adopted by her current owners from a local shelter and was soon observed to be limping.  X-rays showed severe bone spurs in both front elbows.  Her owners were advised to “put her down”.  She was so young and otherwise healthy, they opted to take her home with medications to give her a chance.  It has now reached a point, with the parent working full time, limited financial resources, and reduced benefit of the pain management, that this arrangement is no longer feasible for either the family or Katie and they are asking UAF for help to give Katie a chance.

To evaluate other options, a holistic vet,  Dr. Metcalf has offered a trial 6-week course of Electroacupuncture with a collagen supplement.  Dr. Metcalf has graciously offered to donate 2 of the 6 treatments. If the Electroacupuncture should prove beneficial, it is recommended to continue with this treatment once every 2 – 3 months.
You can see in one of the photos she tends to sit on her haunches with her front legs hanging down in front of her to relieve the pain in her elbows. She has become very adept at this.
UAF would like to offer some hope to Katie and is looking for $900 to  see if a full treatment, supplements and a quality food for 2 months can give Katie the break she deserves.

You can read more about Katie on our web site unitedanimalfriends.org "you can help animals" tab "helping animals in need" Or just make a small donation now to get to our goal to help Katie.

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