Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nice's Knees Need You

Donations can be made directly to UF Small Animal Hospital for Nice's expenses by contacting Amanda McCarthy, (352)294-4633. She can assist with credit cards. Checks can be sent to Amanda's attention at P.O. Box 100101, Gainesville FL 32610. With a note that it is for Nice Bendl, make checks to FVMFA (Florida Veterinary Medical Faculty Association). The address to send help for Nice where we are staying in Spring Hill now, and when he is recovering: World Guy Foundation Inc. 132 Commercial Way. Spring Hill, Florida. 34606. Also the donate button here on worldguy works. I have had many suggestions that may help, a Nice Facebook page, and several other websites where we may find help. Bringing all these together takes time. Sending direct to the hospital seems to me the best way to insure we get Nice in for surgery. Surgery for both Nice's knees costs less than doing one knee at at time. The administration at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital has helped with the total cost. The physician, for best results, said we should have the surgery as soon as possible. We first have to raise the cost of the operation, $2400. At one month, then again at two months, he will have to return for sedated imaging and check that the bones are healing properly. Those visits will total $1000. By having both knees done Nice will have one healing period, he will be less likely to damage one because it feels better than the other and he can sooner get back on his paws. My skills on the computer are not as good as my ability to tell stories. Any help is appreciated.

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