On Monday, September 5th we received an urgent email from a vet at an Austin Emergency Animal Hospital. They had just had a 90 year old lady surrender her 7 year old doxie as the dog had gone down in her back on Sunday afternoon around 2:00 p.m. The owner had asked that Heidi be put to sleep as she could not afford the surgery nor did she have the extra money for a wheelchair for Heidi. Heidi still had deep pain and the prognosis was good if she could get th e needed surgery. Our Intake Coordinator went and picked up this little girl and got her to the Specialty Hospital that CTDR uses for our back surgeries. Heidi did go into surgery late that night and is doing very well and the first report this morning was that she had already taken a few steps. As you all know, the costs of these back surgeries is pretty expensive. The cost for Heidi's lifesaving surgery is close to $3000.00. If you would like to help with making a donation towards Heidi's surgery, please go to our website at ctdr.org and you will see our Pay Pal button for the donation process. Without CTDR agreeing to take Heidi and letting her have this surgery, this young and beautiful girl would have been put to sleep. Please help CTDR help Heidi! Heidi will be available for adoption towards the middle of November.