Jasmine is a five year old pure breed Pomeranian and fell in love with her the instant we saw her. About a couple of years ago we started to notice that jasmine would not jump on or off the couch and sometimes when she played with Roxy (our other Pomeranian) she would start helping out in pain suddenly. We then took her to the vet immediately to find out what is the matter. After tons of test we found out she has autoimmune arthritis. Immediety we started her on tramadol (pain med) and prednisone (to manage the autoimmune) to help her manage her pain. It wasn't long before we noticed her front paws looking funny and along with that her pain increased. We went to the vet again and got her on a stronger medication and put a splint on both her front paws. After time in the splint her paws looked a little better but they started to bow in no time. We went to the vet again and he told us that surgery is our best bet. The surgery would fuze both front ankle joints together and would eliminate her pain. Right now it is very difficult to get around because she is walking on he elbows essentially with her two front paws now pointing inwards. Majority of the time she is in our arms or in her dog bed where food and water is brought to her. This surgery would change everything for her. She would be able to do almost everything she used to do including running, playing, and attending to her own wants and needs. We also will be able to take her off all her medicine that is helping her control the pain. Please help us she is such a loving caring dog and she means so much to so many people. Having to put her down would devastate our entire family. With this surgery she could be saved and live a long healthy life.