frostbight and his wife Annie have 2 beautiful dogs they rescued and provide a loving and stable (if somewhat crazy) home for. But recently Penny, their adorable little girl, tore the ligaments in her knee and it requires surgery. Annie is primarily a student so the two of them won't have the $2000+ to cover the cost of the surgery so they NEED donations to get Penny back on all four legs.
Penny has a torn ligament in her knee, leading to an instability of the knee joint and needs what is called a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery. She is basically going to have a metal plate implanted to help minimize the slope of her knee joint. A good reference to the surgery can be viewed at http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/tplo.htm
We don't have a concrete estimate for the cost of the surgery, but it will be at least $2000.... the vet thinks the surgery should be done ASAP