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Louie the Dog Gets a Second Chance

August 4, 2017
Michael, Louie the Dog’s dad, couldn’t afford the costly orthopedic surgery to fix the leg of his one-year-old pittie pup, which was fractured when he escaped and got hit by a car. Unfortunately, the problem couldn’t be fixed with a splint alone.
Michael worked very hard to raise money for Louie’s surgery through a Go-Fund-Me account and also secured partial assistance from a couple of organizations. But the cost of the surgery was still too high.
That’s when he contacted Phinney’s Friends. We told Michael that even though we are currently low on emergency funds, we would try to raise funds for Louie. If there’s a will, there’s a way and, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we were able to cover the additional money needed for Louie’s surgery.
The orthopedic surgeon told Michael the procedure went well, and Louie is expected to make a full recovery. Michael was so thankful for Phinney’s last push — without it, Louie would have probably been euthanized, as the surgery for amputation (the other alternative) was also quite expensive. That would have been terrible! But the big boy is now on his way to walking again on all his four legs. What a joy!!
Even though we are low on funds, we do what we can and then some. We aim at being creative, resourceful and tireless! If you are interested in learning how you can help Phinney’s continue keeping people together with their beloved pets, please visit
One Comment leave one →
  1. Susana permalink
    August 4, 2017 2:23 pm

    Great job PF!

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