Nonprofit hopes for donations after saving veteran’s dog

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A nonprofit group that helped save the life of a veteran’s dog is asking the community for help raising money.

The group Almost Home paid for Buddy, a 10-year-old golden retriever, to have a leg amputation after a tumor was discovered.

Buddy then suffered from complications from the surgery and developed an infection.

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Costs from the procedure ballooned to $13,000 – nearly emptying the bank account for the nonprofit organization.

John Markowitz, Buddy's owner, says Almost Home saved his dog.

“He's running around on three legs. He's a very happy dog. He's the best thing that has ever happened to me,” Markowitz told News 12.

Donations to the organization can be made through their website.

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