Nova’s mom had rescued her from a shelter in Central California.  Soon after, she noticed that 8-month-old Nova was incontinent.  She took Nova to SAGE Veterinary Centers Redwood City for a work-up and they diagnosed an ectopic ureter – Nova was born with the tube from one of her kidneys entering the bladder incorrectly allowing urine to leak.  Dr. Roberts attempted to repair the problem using a laser through a scope, but unfortunately, Nova’s problem could not be fixed that way and she required surgery to remove the kidney.  Nova’s mom had spent her savings and needed financial help to take Nova to surgery.  SAGE Compassion for Animals was able to award a grant and Dr. Glerum performed the surgery – and spayed Nova as well!  More on Nova’s story to come!