Bear needs out! He's stuck at the vet, needing his bill paid.
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About the Campaign

Let’s get Bear out!

Bear is an older German Shepard that was taken in by Happy Hearts Rescue. He was languishing in the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter, not walking and in pain.

The rescue got him out and to a vet that did a basic examination, and then suggested that he see another vet as Bear’s condition was to difficult for them to deal with. There was no charge.

Next Bear was taken to SoCal Animal Hospital in La Puente. Here Bear got more treatment. It was determined he probably has a slipped or damaged disc in his back, that has left him paralyzed in the rear. He cannot pee on his own, and cannot stand up. The vet has been treating him and he is still hospitalized there, but he needs to see a spinal specialist next.

So what is the problem?

Unfortunately the rescue is out of funds and the vet will not release Bear without payment. The bill is $700. What we want to do is raise enough money to pay Bear’s current bill and then get him a consult with the spinal specialist.

Bear may be a candidate for surgery. He may not even need surgery! Of course, it may also be that his condition is too poor, and he will need to be humanely euthanized. But we want him to get the best chance by seeing a spinal specialist before any decision is made!

Can you help Bear? This fundraiser is to get him out of the vet he is in and into a consult with an excellent spinal surgeon in Orange County. The rescue has raised a little money, including at a GoFundMe, but they just do not have enough! All funds will only be used for Bear, and if the funds are not used, will be refunded! Thank you!!


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  • Linda Wright

    I love you bear. I pray youre kept safe

    September 23, 2018 at 1:58 pm Reply

  • Momo Peterson

    Love in our hearts this story just hit us ..please others help

    September 23, 2018 at 3:08 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for giving him a chance.

    September 23, 2018 at 3:10 pm Reply

  • Judy Hughes

    Bear deserves a chance. I would like your address.

    September 23, 2018 at 5:35 pm Reply

  • Gsuzette

    ive been in dogs all my life.Its hard to believe any vet would do this for he or she took an oath don’t do any harm if you can’t do any good ! I wish I could help but I can’t I may be looking at chemo again.I don’t see why a vet would hold this dog when doing so just adds up a bigger vet bill.This vet could write off this vet bill on their taxes if they,d realised this too.vets in the south do it all the time when dog belongs to a dog rescue ! I hope bear gets out of this vets jail in my eyes soon !

    September 24, 2018 at 1:09 am Reply

  • Marlene Licitra

    This is for Bear

    September 24, 2018 at 6:47 am Reply

  • Marlene

    Come on people. Open up your HEARTS AND YOUR WALLETS. BEAR needs are help.

    September 24, 2018 at 11:27 am Reply

  • Sue Lamb

    Please, everyone, let’s get Bear out so he can go quickly to a specialist.

    September 24, 2018 at 4:27 pm Reply

  • Joe Avina

    Whoever is in charge, please email me. I want to help.

    September 25, 2018 at 6:29 am Reply

  • Beverly Rosas

    Sure hope Bear will be good as new

    September 25, 2018 at 7:28 am Reply

  • C. Kallas

    You got this, Bear !!
    You are loved

    September 25, 2018 at 7:50 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    In Charlotte’s name, another brave dog

    September 25, 2018 at 8:51 pm Reply

  • Juanita

    Shame on this vet for allowing the dog to remain in pain, because of lack of money. Just help the poor thing.,

    September 25, 2018 at 10:18 pm Reply

  • Lucy Guerra

    Blessings to your baby

    September 26, 2018 at 12:14 am Reply

  • Jennifer Ashcraft

    Praying for you Bear!!

    September 26, 2018 at 10:26 pm Reply

  • Laurie Scott

    Would like Bear to have a fighting chance.

    September 27, 2018 at 5:49 am Reply

  • Carlos Galvan

    Stay strong beautiful boy, you have a lot of love around you so you can get better❤

    September 27, 2018 at 6:40 am Reply

  • Connie

    I have had 3 paraplegic senior GSD dogs.
    A slip or herniated disc diagnosis requires an MRI
    The MRI is very costly $1500-$3000 depending on the Vet. The window of opportunity is only days from the time of injury, and should be done immediately after the MRI diagnosed while still sedated. I speak from experience, I spent $6000
    for an 8 year old GSD to have the procedure I explained above. 7 months of expressing bladder, physical therapy, aqua therapy and
    laser light therapy, and Walkinwheels before 85% recovery was established. Sadly a Stroke took her life suddenly 11 months after going through all that.
    Bear will likely live a happy life with a commited Foster or Adopter.

    September 27, 2018 at 8:54 am Reply

  • Jacalyn Cowan

    Love animals!

    September 27, 2018 at 11:05 am Reply

  • Jackie

    What is your address? I will send a check out today….

    September 27, 2018 at 11:10 am Reply

    • Tiffany Clare

      Hi Jackie,

      Are you looking to send a check out to Free Animal Doctor? If so, you can find our address here:

      For your protection, we advise against exchanging any personal info, like the changing of addresses and phone numbers, here in the comments section. Contact us and we’ll make the connection!

      September 27, 2018 at 1:41 pm Reply

  • Nancy

    Praying for you baby boy!

    September 27, 2018 at 11:47 am Reply

  • Elvin McNulty

    Because I love animals and want him well and out of pain. I wish I could donate more!

    September 27, 2018 at 11:55 am Reply