Tripod German Shepard Needs Your Help!

ONLY $1800 TO GO FOR MAYA TO GET THE SURGERY SHE NEEDS! Maya's hips are so severely displaced she needs double hip replacements! New to the tripod community Maya is having an even tougher time getting around! She needs surgery ASAP!
79% Funded
  • $4,100.00 Donated
  • $5,200.00 Goal
  • 41 Donors
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About the Campaign

Not even 2 years old and Maya has experienced enough pain to last a lifetime! We revisit Maya after her above the elbow amputation. Thank  you everyone for your donations and support. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet our fundraising goal. Suzanne payed the rest (a little over $800) out of pocket.

This amputation was just the first step for Maya. If you remember, Maya has severe hip dysplasia in both hips. If this could be fixed with a surgery like FHO or shaving down the bone it would have been done already. However, Maya’s hips are so completely out of socket, that the best solution is two full hip replacements. With this, Maya will be able to live a full and happy life. This puppy is in a world of pain and could really use your help!

According to Maya’s owner, she was born at a backyard breeder and was attacked at just 4 weeks old  by another dog. As a result of this, she fractured her ribs and her left arm became more than just lame. It’s believed that Maya then bounced around from home to home. Her last owners were unable to take care of her as they found them selves living out of their car. Maya couldn’t possibly survive under these conditions. As word got around, Maya was eventually transported 300 miles to Suzanne and her vet.

Maya was rescued by Suzanne Mikhail. Suzanne runs a small rescue that caters mainly to medical dogs. We value her work in the rescuing community and want to do our best to help both Maya and Suzanne. “I foster my own dogs” Suzanne says “I get to know them so that I know what they’ll need”. Although Suzanne is on limited income, she puts her rescues first, doing any and everything she can to help them.

  

It’s breaking Suzanne’s heart to put Maya through this but it’s important that Maya has the chance to move on with her life. Now that she’s a tripod puppy it’s difficult for her to move around  with  her displaced hips. Maya’s riddled with arthritis but the use of her legs will help her run and play as much as she wants!

Maya has been suffering from a very young age. When she turns 2 in October, we hope that she’ll be past this painful time of her life. She’s strong, spirited, and has so much more years to spend with a loving family.

Suzanne’s original post: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2343464049000707&id=100000114057541

UPDATE:

After another visit to the vet, it’s determined that the best thing for Maya is to get a hip replacement with the possibility of getting FHO on her other leg. However, for Maya to have any hopes of a good life at least 1 hip replacement is necessary! You can see the doctors notes here:

 

Please help Maya walk again!

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60 comments

  • Maris Sofra

    I can’t do anything to the extent that Suzanne does, but can help het efforts a little.

    June 16, 2018 at 10:06 am Reply

    • Suzanne

      You are beautiful Maris, thank you so much for your kindness and donation. I’m truly grateful to you. 💖

      June 17, 2018 at 8:25 am Reply

  • Holly Lebed

    Sent with prayers. 🙏🏼

    June 23, 2018 at 11:28 pm Reply

    • Suzanne

      Thank you Holly, for your donation I appreciate you. 💖

      June 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm Reply

  • Wilma Liles

    Where is this fur baby located and what is her Facebook page.

    June 28, 2018 at 5:55 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Hi Wilma, Maya is with me in my small in-home rescue in San Diego, Ca. You’re welcome to view all my post of Maya and my other rescue pups on my page. Please look me up on FB.
      Suzanne Mikhail 😊

      August 7, 2018 at 10:08 pm Reply

  • Wilma Liles

    Donating toward ,Maya’s hip replacement. Sharing with prayers that others will help Maya by donating and sharing. Maya is in pain and her rescue has been working hard to get her much needed surgery. God bless you for helping and please join with me praying for Maya.

    July 1, 2018 at 6:14 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      You’re beautiful Wilma, thank you so much for your kindness I’m so grateful to you. 💖

      July 3, 2018 at 6:11 am Reply

  • Wilma liles

    Donating toward ,Maya’s hip replacement. Sharing with prayers that you will help Make by donating and sharing. Maya is in pain and her rescue has been working hard to get her much needed surgery. God bless you for helping and please join with me praying for Maya.

    July 1, 2018 at 6:41 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Wilma for your support and prayers. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:11 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Please get Maya this surgery ASAP!

    July 6, 2018 at 11:02 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      I will, I promise. Thank you. 💖

      July 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm Reply

  • Cheryl Goodnight

    For Maya

    July 7, 2018 at 1:00 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Cheryl, I don’t know how to repay you. Thank you so much for your generosity.. God Bless you my friend. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:01 pm Reply

  • Irina Teodorescu

    With love , from many miles away.

    July 7, 2018 at 3:07 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Irina, you your donation, I really appreciate your help. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:15 pm Reply

  • Monica Johnson

    This is a wonderful organization today helps pay for medical services for animals yo help owners in need…

    July 8, 2018 at 11:52 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      I agree Monica, FAD IS a wonderful organization, I couldn’t have done this withough their help. Thank you for your support. 😊

      July 8, 2018 at 7:08 pm Reply

  • Elizabeth Dang

    💜💚💜💚

    July 8, 2018 at 3:08 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Bless you Elizabeth, thank you for your donation. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:17 pm Reply

  • Andrea Doherty

    Get well, pretty girl. You deserve a long and happy and pain free life. All the love from me and my 3 furbabies.

    August 7, 2018 at 6:47 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Andrea, you’re so awesome thank you so much for your kindness and donation. I’m grateful…. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:25 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    she’s just a puppy and deserves so much better considering everything she has gone thru already. God bless and lets pray she can have the surgeries

    August 8, 2018 at 1:06 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you for your kind words and your donation, I’m truly grateful. 💖

      August 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm Reply

  • Debbi Klossing

    A friend of mine lost her precious pup, Molly, to cancer. This is in memory of sweet Molly. Run free angel.

    August 20, 2018 at 9:21 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Bless your heart Debbi, thank you. ❤
      I’m very sorry to hear about Molly, may she rest in peace will all of our Angel’s in God’s house. 🙏

      August 22, 2018 at 11:27 am Reply

  • Cheryl Goodnight

    Maya

    August 20, 2018 at 9:53 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Cheryl. Love you so much. ❤

      August 22, 2018 at 11:19 am Reply

  • Laurie Cain

    To help Maya live a normal life she will need the surgery so she is pain free. Tripod dogs can live normal lives but with her hip dislocation she is in constant pain.

    August 25, 2018 at 11:14 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Laurie, thank you for your support and donations I really appreciate your help. 😍Maya truly does deserve the best, this girl is so sweet and loving anyone would be lucky to have her. ❤

      September 1, 2018 at 8:27 pm Reply

  • Laura Monti

    Thank you Suzanne!

    August 25, 2018 at 11:17 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      I’m the one that’s grateful Laura, thank you I appreciate your help. ❤

      September 1, 2018 at 8:29 pm Reply

  • Lori Powers

    Good luck Maya

    August 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      I thank you Lori, for always helping and supporting me I’m truly grateful to you. ❤

      September 1, 2018 at 8:31 pm Reply

  • Jackie Parris

    Hoping for a positive outcome. Sending fairy dust too!

    September 6, 2018 at 9:42 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Hi Jackie, thank you so much for your donation I appreciate your help. ❤
      I’m praying for a good outcome too, my heart is so worried for her.

      September 7, 2018 at 1:25 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Jackie, for you’r suppor. My heart is heavy for Maya and I’m praying goe a positive outcome too. Bless you, please keep her in your prayers. ❤

      October 3, 2018 at 11:56 am Reply

  • Maris Sofra

    I will also share this link.

    September 8, 2018 at 10:12 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Maris, thank you so much four everything you’re so awesome. Sending hugs. ❤

      September 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm Reply

  • Cheryl Goodnight

    I love Maya! 💕

    September 20, 2018 at 9:43 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Awww Cheryl, we love you too. Thank you, thank you so very much. You are beyond beautiful. God bless you my friend. ❤💞😊

      September 21, 2018 at 8:10 am Reply

  • Kimberly Johnson

    For Maya

    September 22, 2018 at 10:56 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you again Kimberly, I really appreciate your support and kindness. 💞

      September 24, 2018 at 5:39 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    For Maya and Suzanne who never gave up on her. <3

    September 25, 2018 at 6:43 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      I am truly grateful, feeling so humbled by your kindness. Thank you so very much. Blessings to you. ❤

      September 30, 2018 at 8:29 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    For Maya and Suzanne who never gave up on her.

    September 25, 2018 at 6:44 pm Reply

  • Cheryl Goodnight

    I’m doing all I can for you Maya! 😘 Love you sweet girl!

    September 25, 2018 at 7:26 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      We love you too Cheryl. God is so great to have put you in my life. Thank you for all your kindness to me and my rescue pups. ❤🐕

      September 30, 2018 at 8:32 am Reply

  • Norma Lane

    Pray for Maya, wish her all the Best. Thank you for all your doing to help her.

    September 25, 2018 at 8:50 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you so much Norma, my heart is filled with joy by your kindness to me and Maya. ❤

      September 30, 2018 at 8:35 am Reply

  • Irene Ragan

    My heart weighs heavy when I see an animal suffering. My donations are soaked with tears hoping that the goals to help these animal will be met. To see the end result of a happy and healthy pet is what I live for.

    September 30, 2018 at 8:12 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you so much Irene, you’re words have really touched my heart. You’re beautiful, thank you for your support. ❤

      October 2, 2018 at 9:51 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Sending lots of love x

    October 1, 2018 at 3:21 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Maya is blessed. ❤🙏

      October 3, 2018 at 3:38 pm Reply

  • Lori Powers

    Hoping you get the money needed

    October 1, 2018 at 3:29 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      I’m almost there Lori, by the grace of God I know it will all come together. ☺❤🙏

      October 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm Reply

  • Irene Ragan

    For Maya. Matching Debi’s donation. Thank you!!!

    October 9, 2018 at 6:19 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      I’m so grateful Irene.. God wil remember all you have done to help Maya. Thank you❤

      October 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm Reply

  • Lori Powers

    Maya…. you’ve got this🐶💕

    October 10, 2018 at 7:50 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you so much Lori, I appreciate your support so much. ❤❤

      October 11, 2018 at 5:04 pm Reply