Tripod German Shepard Needs Your Help!

Maya still needs your help! 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!
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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:

Please help Maya get through this!!

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  • 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