St. Tammany Humane Society seeks help with surgery expenses _lowres

Photo provided by St. Tammany Humane Society -- Koda, an 8-month-old golden retriever, was surrendered to the St. Tammany Humane Society because her owners couldn't afford the surgery she needed for severe hip dysplasia.

The St. Tammany Humane Society has set up a Second Chance fund to help cover the cost of surgery for Koda, an 8-month-old golden retriever with severe hip dysplasia.

Koda was turned over to the Humane Society because her owners couldn’t afford the surgery she needed.

“The operation was performed as soon as she entered our protection, because Koda’s excruciating and crippling pain made it impossible to wait any longer,” said Dr. Michelle Newfield, interim director of the St. Tammany Humane Society.

The St. Tammany Humane Society is Louisiana’s largest nonprofit (501)(c), no-kill animal welfare organization and shelter. Donations may be mailed to STHS, 20384 Harrison Ave., Covington, LA 70433 or made online at For information, contact Janie Valle at (985) 892-7387.