Donations pay for dog’s lifesaving leg surgery
Kambi the specialised therapy dog is on the mend after public donations paid for lifesaving surgery to his back legs.
On September 5, the eight-year-old golden labrador had the first of two surgeries to relieve the pain from his damaged cruciate ligaments.
He is recovering well from the operation to his left hind leg and will likely have the right leg operated on in about six weeks.
Without surgery, his owner Hannelise La Lagadec was faced with the difficult life and death decision.
But thanks to a Givealittle page put up by her boss the much needed $6000 was raised in less than a week.
Kamwimbile, (Kambi for short), and La Lagadec have spent the past four years visiting the children in the Whangarei Hospital children’s ward and when called upon at the Whangarei Court.
‘‘We didn’t really know what to expect and thought we would give it a couple of months, but were stunned when we reached the target - we are overwhelmed by the generosity and heart-warming messages and are so grateful.
The remedial work, performed by Dr Charles Barnard in Kerikeri is expected to last him the rest of his life.
Hannelise La Lagadec is grateful to all those who donated to Kambi’s lifesaving surgery.