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This is Buddy, a poodle mix.  His friend April says he rescued her and helped her to smile again.  April started noticing that Buddy was limping and having some trouble walking. She took him to his veterinarian at and it turned out that he had a painful condition known as luxating patellas on both hind legs. To repair the problems, expensive surgery was needed.

April was concerned about the cost of the surgery, but wanted Buddy to be able to run and play without discomfort. Through a grant from Rochester Hope for Pets, she was able to go ahead with the orthopedic surgery that Buddy needed.  He made a full recovery, and we are glad to say they are both smiling again.