Shirley on the Mend!
Our sweet hippo Shirley was a ROCKSTAR with her second ACL surgery! After healing from her first ACL surgery, it was time to address her other painful leg. She had a full ACL tear, plus a torn meniscus (plus lots of arthritis), but like the previous surgery, it went really well and all looks good. She spent the night at the specialty vet (charming the entire staff, of course!), and was her normal happy-go-lucky self coming home late this afternoon. She’s comfortably snoring in her bed right now.
We’re so grateful to everyone who has pitched in financially to help Shirley get the surgeries she desperately needed to enjoy her golden years pain-free! A big thanks to the amazing surgeons and staff at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, and our attentive animal care team that caters to everything Shirley needs. Shirley is well-loved by her village! Her three specialty surgeries cost upwards of $10,000, but the joy of knowing Shirley will be comfortable for the first time in a very long time is priceless! Her happy wiggle butt says it all!
Shirley has a good 8+ weeks of healing to do, but then she will finally be ready for a family to call her own. ❤️ Good girl, Shirley!!