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Sammamish Veterinarian Accepting Donations for Injured Dog's Surgery

All Critter Animal Hospital says the family of Little, who was hit by a car after escaping his yard plans to make payments, but community members have offered to donate toward the expensive surgery.

The manager of All Critter Animal Hospital in Sammamish said today that a number of community members have offered to donate money toward the surgical bill of "Little," a small dog that was hit by a car on 228th Ave on Wednesday, Sept. 26, so it is accepting donations at its office at 2834 228th Avenue SE.

Priscilla Prior, who manages the office at the clinic said All Critters received a number of phone calls from community members yesterday inquiring how the dog was doing and wanting to help.

Little was reunited with his family last night after an announcement about the dog and his injuries was published on Patch. Prior said the hospital does not plan to bill the family for the care Little received before his surgery, but did ask them to help cover the costs involved for surgical equipment and medication for the surgery he required to repair his pelvis and femur. The family wants to pay and has set up a payment plan, she said, but the costs are in the neighborhood of $2,000, so the office is accepting donations that would be applied to their account.

Apparently, Little was quite new to his Sammamish home, only with them for about a week, when he dug a hole under the fence in the yard and escaped, leading to his unfortunate run-in with a car on the busy Sammamish street.

Prior said Dr. Gerald Bishop cleared his afternoon appointments to perform the surgery. Little will be in the hospital for at least a couple more days, and one of the techs from the clinic took him home last night to care for him. Prior said it was heartwarming to have people who had heard of the situation call the office to see how they could help.

"Luckily, he has youth on his side," Prior said. Though he's still in rough shape, his condition seems to be improving, she said.

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