A New Knee for Newny
It’s not often you can secretly pull off something spectacular, but we did it! In late March we were informed of an injury one of our dear co-workers’ dogs had sustained. Newny, who is a Pit-Mix was playing at the dog park when she tore her ACL. Shortly after the injury Newny’s owner Kristen who has been with HSS since 2013 was told by a Vet that the only way to make her dog better would be for her to have TPLO (tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy) surgery to repair her ACL. Of course, Kristen was distraught with emotion, but also worried about the financial aspect of it. This surgery costs $4,000 and needed to be done quickly to avoid the risk of tearing another ACL.
That same day we pulled together the HSS troops and set up a Go Fund Me account for Newny. In less than one week we were able to collect $3,720. Newny had surgery and is now on the road to recovery and Kristen can breathe a sigh of relief. This is just another example of how the people at HSS are more than co-workers, they’re family.