–by Coltyn Wallin (link to fundraiser at the bottom of this article)
My name is Coltyn Wallin I am writing this in regard to my beautiful dog Lucky. Lucky is a 130 lb Australian mastiff, some of you might know her as “Kitti.” She was abandoned at the Sooke Potholes, on April 18 of last year, right in front of my eyes: I immediately took her in. She is the the sweetest dog I have ever met. I fell in love with her in the first night I had her. Not long after, I adopted her. She has become my world, my one true love, my everything.
This CHEK News post tells her story.
Unfortunately, on July 27, Lucky was running around outside, like the healthy/happy dog she is, when she took a tumble and ruptured her CCL in her left hind leg, also known as the ACL in humans.
I need to come up with roughly $6,000 so the vet can perform a TPLO surgery (Tibial-plateau-leveling Osteotomy). This is a surgery performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament (analogous to the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in humans, and sometimes colloquially called the same). The veterinarian at Saseenos Veterinary Service’s explained that it is going to be roughly $6,000 for the surgery. Currently I am searching for a cheaper veterinarian hospital to perform the surgery. I am doing the best I can to come up with the funds myself. As I am 21, living on my own with Lucky, it is extremely hard to come up with that kind of money when something like this happens unexpectedly. The sooner she can get the surgery, the better.
When I first saw Lucky I knew that she would be my forever companion. She lights up my world and picks me up when I’m down. In a way I can’t explain, we saved each other and I need to do everything in my power to make sure she is able to run and be a normal dog again. I would greatly appreciate your help in anyway you can so we make the surgery possible.
I have set up a Instagram account for Lucky in this regard. To help you feel closer to Lucky, I have posted some of Lucky’s adventures and her cutest moments in the past year.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart