Written By Susan Koomar
Generous animal lovers have donated $7,800 to the Pennsylvania SPCA so that a dog named Dustin can have surgery that he desperately needs, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.
Dustin has bilateral
luxating patellas and severe bilateral hip dysplasia, which means that
both of his hind knees and hips float around and pop out of their
sockets. This makes standing, let alone playing, difficult and very
The Pennsylvania SPCA rescued Dustin from an overcrowded shelter but the specialized procedure he needs goes beyond the capabilities of the SPCA shelter hospital. He'll need to go to an orthopedic surgeon.
The surgery will cost about $6,000. The SPCA says it will use the additional money donated to help another dog that needs special medical treatment.