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Update !!!! 4/7/2014 One of Wheelie's legs was not doing well, it was very fragile and the vet felt it might never work. Over the weekend it fractured, most likely from the pins, plates and surgery. After careful consideration all parties believe it is best to amputate the leg. The cost is an additional $2,000. The vet feels the other leg is doing amazingly well and Wheelie should be a healthy, happy puppy running on 3 legs very soon.

Update !!!!! 3/31/2014 Wheelie took his first steps.

Update !!!!3/29/2014 Wheelie went in for a bandage change and it was discovered that one of his pins had been dislodged. He went in for a quick surgery and feeling much better now.

UPDATE !!!!!!3/25/2014 Wheelie had his surgery last night and all went well. It was a lot longer than originally expected - about 4 hours and much more extensive. But he is recovering and looking forward to getting on his new wheels to help him learn to walk. Thank you VCA and thank you Foothill High School Engineering Department. The total bill so far is $7,000 and we have received $6,000 in donations, thank you everyone. We just need $1,000 more to pay off the credit card - thank you, thank you.

We have received close to $6,000 in donations and are moving forward with the surgery. We will put the remaining amount on our credit card. His surgery is scheduled for Monday the 24th and now more than ever we need to try and raise the balance of $1,000 so we can pay off the credit card. Thank you to everyone who donated so far, you have made this miracle possible.

While Wheelie needs "wheels" more than ever, FOCHP found out today that will not be the only future he will ever know.

After a specialty consultation with the doctors at VCA (our thanks to both Dr. Miller and Dr. Doman) we were told because Wheelie is still a puppy, he is a good candidate for orthopedic surgery to correct his deformed back legs. It is critical that we act now to perform this procedure which will manipulate his joints into more proper alignment by the temporary placement of interior and exterior plates and pins. During Wheelie's recover and rehabilitation, he will only be allowed limited mobility and his "wheels" will be needed more than ever (Thank you again to Foothill High school engineering department for the wheels). The estimated cost for Wheelie's surgery is $7,000.00.

Help Wheelie Wheel

We can't deny Wheelie the opportunity to walk and we can't do it without your help. Please donate toward Wheelie's future. Any amount will be appreciated. He is such a sweet little boy who loves everyone he meets. Thank you on behalf of FOCHP and Wheelie. We will keep you posted on his progress every step of the way!