Do­na­tions pay for dog’s life­sav­ing leg surgery

The Bay Chronicle - - SITUATIONS VACANT - AN­NETTE LAMBLY

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.

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