In June 2002, Yogi was surrendered to Buddies Thru Bullies Rescue. We knew that 3-year-old Yogi needed knee surgery - he could not use one rear leg at all - he hobbles around on 3 legs.
Our vet told us that the surgery would cost $1700. Those of us in BTB knew we didn't have this amount of money to spend on one dog, so the webmaster decided to post a note on Yogi's bio, asking for donations. We were all surprised when bulldog lovers all over the world began to contribute!!!!
On August 8, 2002, we raised our goal of $1700 for Yogi's TPLO surgery!!!!! We scheduled his surgery for the following week, August 15.
Update: Nov. 1, 2002: Yogi is recovering nicely from his successful surgery. He is now waiting for one more follow up appointment before a medical clearance will be given.
August 23, 2002
Gee, I'm one happy bully and recuperating from surgery just fine. My foster Mom and Dad said I acted a little out of it the day after surgery, but by the next day was back showing my loving, happy personality. I'm already bearing weight on my leg and will have stitches out in a week. It is expected that within 4-6 weeks after surgery I should have at least 70% usage and probably even more improvement after that.
Since there was some arthritis in the knee that was not correctable with the surgery, my buddy Dr. Roy said I may have a slight limp. But that sure won't slow ME down now that I'll be able to use all four legs!
Thanks again to all of you for helping me!
Love & Slobbers,
November 12, 2002
Guess what! It's only a matter of days before I can go to my new forever home! I just hafta go to the doctor one more time, and then I'll be able to stay with my new family FOREVER. I have been dreaming of this day for so long. Thanks to everyone who cared enough to help me, and especially to all the members of BTB. I'm glad you found me!
This will be the happiest holiday season for me EVER!!!!!!
Love & Slobbers,
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Any future donations received for Yogi will go towards his follow up visits. Please keep him in your prayers! Yogi sends thanks and slobbery kisses to everyone!
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