Surgery for Riley

For: Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort (S.A.V.E.)
Organizer: Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort
of $2,000 goal.
Raised by 85 donors
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The Story

The Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort  (S.A.V.E.) was founded to assist the Town of Shandaken's efforts in it's rescue and adoption of unwanted dogs abandoned in our town. We supplement the medical needs of the dogs for which the town has no means.

We are seeking funds for a corrective knee surgery for one of our resident dogs - Riley, a young male American Staffordshire terrier. Riley suffers a patellar luxation, a dislocated kneecap which is causing pain and lameness. Surgery is required to stabilize and stop the wear and tear on the cartilage. The surgery will not only return Riley to the pain-free happy, loving and sweet dog that he is but also increase his chances for finding his forever home.

South Peak Veterinary Hospital in Woodstock estimated the surgery to be $1,917.18.

S.A.V.E. supports a small town shelter that cares for six dogs at any one time with a limited yearly budget. We take care of the needs of the dogs that the town can't  - with active volunteer work to excercise the dogs and assist with the adoption efforts.

Right now, we are seeking donations to supplement our yearly budget which the surgery would effectively reduce to zero for the remainder of 2014 for any other dogs who would come into our care. We currently have two dogs in our care - Riley and Jack.

Any donated amount - $1, $5, $10, $20 - toward Riley's surgery would be so greatly appreciated.

Thank you from all of us at S.A.V.E. 'Woof'

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 19, 2014 by Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort
Hello, Riley Supporters.

I've just posted two new photos of Riley in his furever home. He is still in the Catskills and settling in nicely with his Mom and Dad. He will have a follow-up visit to South Peak but so far, he is healing nicely. 

Thanks for caring.

Posted on April 7, 2014 by Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort
Hey everyone. Riley discharge from South Peak this weekend went very well and he a great first weekend in his new adopted home. We'll be posting photos of him in his new home very shortly.

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort
Dear RIley supporters, check out the photos section. Just uploaded a photo of our dear Riley at South Peak Vetrinary Hospital yesterday pre-surgery.

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort
Hey, all you Riley Supporters,

Riley is out of surgery and resting comfortably. He is on pain meds and intravenous still. As soon as we have more information from Dr. Leighton, we'll post it right HERE.

Thanks and good night.

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort
Good morning, Riley supporters!

Riley's surgery has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday April 1st.

Dr. Leighton of South Peak Vetrinary Hospital was going to a conference on this particular injury and learning some more up to date information on how to make it better for the patient. 

As soon as Riley is out of surgery tomorrow and we have an update from Dr. Leighton, we will be posting an update here.

Thanks for all of the love.


Posted on March 14, 2014 by Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort
We have reached our goal in one week! A huge THANK YOU to all of you who send donations in support of Riley's surgery. His surgery is scheduled for Wednesday March 26th at South Peak Vetrinary Hospital in Woodstock. Yay! and, Woof!

We'll keep you updated on how he is doing after surgery too.

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort
Check out the wonderful article on Riley and S.A.V.E in today's Daily Freeman. 

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Shandaken Animal Volunteer Effort
Hi! We just want to thank everyone who has donated so far to Riley's surgery. Every dollar is appreicated! Our big handsome Riley is getting closer to his surgery goal. 

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