Have you ever seen a happier face or a wider smile? For 3-year-old Sammy, however, it wasn’t always like this. Not after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in one of his knees. Then it was excruciating pain and limited mobility for this handsome and friendly chocolate Lab. Surgery was the only option, and Amy and Ken, his young, loving owners were already in dire financial straits. Not only were they raising a young family, but also they had already reached the limits on their credit cards to pay for their everyday expenses. With the operation estimated at $1,500, we provided the couple with a $300 grant, while their family and friends loyally and generously contributed the rest. Is it any wonder that Sammy is smiling happily now?