Here is Frankie. He will be 2 years old Oct 24. And Nov 1, he will have the first surgery for bilateral luxating patellas. As some will recall, Frankie was given to me when he was 9 months old;unknown to me, he already had serious issues with his knees - both are Grade 4.
My vet said to hold off on the surgery until age 2, hold off on neutering as well. Neutering has been done (Aug 13 at the MSPCA low income clinic). First surgery is Nov 1, estimate is $1680. Second surgery - for the other leg - will be 3 months later.
I was not thinking of major surgerys when I accepted Frankie. I have not worked in 16 years (caring for my Dad, with dementia etc.) and this major expense was not known when I accepted Frankie into my flock. All my pets have been rescues, and I have never asked for any help with them. However times change, and this is a huge amount.
If you could find an extra $5 for Frankie, to help with his surgeries, please mail it to the vet: Johnson Veterinary Hospital, 160 Winthrop Avenue, Lawrence, MA 01843. Or phone 978-794-0022. Be sure to let them know it is for Frankie Sammartano. Many thanks. I have also set up a youcaring fund, please note that paypal will take a commission. Here is the link: https://www.youcaring.com/sandie-sammartano-669123