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Last year, 130lb Australian mastiff ‘Kitti’ was abandoned at Sooke Potholes, when her previous owner was evicted from his house and saw no better option than to leave her somewhere.

Then Coltyn Wallin stepped in. He had witnessed the whole thing and decided to take Kitti home with him. Eventually, he adopted her and renamed her ‘Lucky’.

Since then, Coltyn and Lucky have been living a happy and healthy life in each others’ company…until July 27th.

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Minor accident, big expense

That’s when Lucky took a fall while playing outside and tore the CCL in her left hind leg (comparable to an ACL in humans) – and Coltyn was told that the surgery to fix it will cost him approximately $6,000.

As he is unable to come up with that kind of money and knows that Lucky needs the surgery right away, he set up a GoFundMe account to help cover the costs of the operation.

Within 9 days of having the account up, people have raised over $4,700 of the $6,000 goal.

“When I first saw Lucky I knew that she would be my forever companion. She lights up my world and picks me up when I’m down,” reads the description on the GoFundMe page.

“In a way I can’t explain, we saved each other and I need to do everything in my power to make sure she is able to run and be a normal dog again. I would greatly appreciate your help in anyway you can so we make the surgery possible.”

Click here to donate to the GoFundMe campaign.

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