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Vet raises money for dog to walk again

Dr. Freeland Dr. Freeland

An Albany veterinarian is raising money so an Australian Shepherd can walk on her own again.

Albany Pet Partners took in the dog, named Sophie, back in October after she was hit by a car. One of her rear legs had to be amputated and her other back leg needs surgery.

Vet Dr. Fred Freeland uses a sling to walk her, and another vet in Tallahassee has agreed to do the surgery and two weeks of rehab for $1,000.

"That's probably a 50 to 60 percent reduction in normal fees. So I jumped at the chance and he even said as I was leaving that he'd be willing to do the surgery and let us pay on the back end," Dr. Freeland said.

Sophie is expected to have surgery next week. Once she recovers she will be up for adoption. She also had puppies in November, and four are also up for adoption.

As of Thursday, 25 percent of the needed total had already been donated.

If you would like to donate, contact Albany Pet Partners on their Facebook Page or by phone at 229-432-0717.

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