You Did This!

Evelyn at CAAR passes along the good news that between this website and my compulsive twittering, we were able to raise $1200.00 bucks for Cooper’s surgery- enough to pay for the surgery and rehab and help some other animals in the process. She writes:

Surgery was on June 16th and he was able to go back to foster home on afternoon of June 17th..Here is report from his foster mom:

“This is called an FHo-femeral head osteotomy. They remove the head of the femor in the joint and the muscles hold everything together. Wait until you see the xrays. Cooper’s was more complicated because he had bone fragments in his hip from his old injury. It is unbelievable how well it works, just like Dr. Homolko, our vet in Cashiers, said it would. Cooper is walking and wants to play but he is supposed to be on a leash for 3 weeks. He has his follow up appointment on 6/30. On Wednesday, I have a wonderful family coming to see him. They lost their precious Bullett last year and are now ready for another dog. It is so important that this dog have a wonderful home because he is the NICEST, best behaved dog–just a doll!Please let me know if you need more info.”

Please share with your Balloon Juice gang and thank them for me for being so generous with their donations and most of all for caring about our rescue animals in Western North Carolina.

Thank you so much for donating and helping these dogs and the good folks at Charlie’s Angels out. They do great work, and get more done with less cash than any other outfit I know of- I follow their FB feed, and with their budget, they are constantly rescuing tons of animals.






15 replies
  1. 1
    Evolved Deep Southerner says:

    Holy shit. Cashiers. I used to work there. Ran the newspaper, as a matter of fact. The Crossroads Chronicle. The people of Highlands/Cashiers are extreme in the love of their animals.

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    greennotGreen says:

    I have a dog who has had this surgery – amazing results. Just like the amazing people at Balloon Juice.

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    Mister Papercut says:

    Yay Cooper! I hope that he finds his forever family quickly.

    While I’m thinking about it, did we ever get an update on the pretty blue pittie girl from a few months back?

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    Violet says:

    Yay Cooper! So glad he’s doing so well. Who’s that little cutie in the picture next to him?

    Balloon-Juicers are the best when it comes to helping out critters.

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    Sniff sniff. Thanks for the update, Cole. I love reading about how BJ readers help out the animals.

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    stuckinred says:

    Cool

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    sneezy says:

    The commenters and others who donated deserve the lion’s share of credit, but let’s not forget who presents them with opportunity. Which is my long-winded way of saying, good on you, too, Cole.

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    Michael D. says:

    Woo hoo!!

    Yay us! I realize on hearing the details of the surgery that my own dog had a similar procedure. Glad I could help and be part of what we do here.

    You know, we bitch and moan at each other for serious and not so serious things. But when it comes down to it, we’re all on a good page when it comes to stuff that matters.

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    ms badger says:

    My family had it done 20 years ago on a really stupid cocker spaniel. She used to run into trees until she ran into a car. She lived for another 8 years and had pretty good hip function, without a hip joint.

    So, with vet surgical improvements in the last 20 years, this could work out well.

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    trollhattan says:

    Awesome! Who’s a good boy? indeed. ‘Nuf said.

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    In a mean world these BP posts make me feel better about the human race.

    My three rescue cats have a cozy damn life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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    ABL says:

    This is so awesome.

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    JPL says:

    Thank you for posting the update and a special thanks to Laura for telling us about Charlie’s Angels.

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    hidflect says:

    Judging by the results, if I ever need surgery I’ll go to my vet first. I heard a myth(?) that they study longer than human doctors do because their patients can’t talk!

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    Bulworth says:

    Evelyn at CAAR passes along the good news that between this website and my compulsive twittering, we were able to raise $1200.00 bucks for Cooper’s surgery- enough to pay for the surgery and rehab and help some other animals in the process.

    Awesome. This is a BFD. Glad I could help.

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