Bernie was rescued at five years old from a Los Angeles, California shelter by the good folks of Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue (SCLRR) in the year 2000. He was skinny and covered with ticks. Bernie found his forever home with his current owners in September of 2000.
In 2001, Bernie's right knee required surgery. In early 2002, Bernie started to limp and it was determined that he had a left cranial cruciate ligament rupture and that TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgery was needed in order to stabilize that knee. Surgery would also relieve the pain he was experiencing there.
Since his adoption in 2000, Bernie's veterinary expenses have been considerable and continue to mount. His owners are dedicated to his medical needs and have done everything they can to provide him with prompt and expert care. Bernie's prognosis is extremely good for a full recovery giving him full use of his knee without pain.
Labrador Life Line is always thrilled when updates are received. Recently, this note came to LLL from Bernie's Mom. We'd like to share it with you:
"I want to thank you all for your recent donation to my dog Bernie's knee surgery. The donation you made to pay for his last x-rays is much appreciated by me (and him)!
I am happy to report that he is doing well, and I hope that will be the last of his medical
problems. We both deserve a break!
Thank you so much for your help to Bernie and other Labrador retrievers. Perhaps in better financial times I can be a benefactor, rather than a recipient."
Thank you, Bernie's Mom. We appreciate the sentiment and look forward to that day