Burned Jafo

Jafo is the only surviver of a fire that killed three other dogs. He has burns that require continuous vet treatment, but should recover if proper treatment is provided!
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About the Campaign

Jafo Barely Survived, but He Did Survive!

A fast RV fire, with an explosion killed of his three friends.

Jafo has bad and painful, but recoverable, burns on all his paws, his ears, and some of his face and back. He may have to have his ear flaps removed, or partially removed, but should be able to make a full recovery with time and treatment.

What Happened:

Mary lived in her large RV, parked in the back of her daughter’s house. Mary has a number of serious health problems, and cannot work. She helps care for her daughter’s children, and is also a big animal lover who had four rescue dogs living with her in the RV.

On Sunday evening her daughter Leigha was sitting on the back porch when she saw what she thought was a mini-dust storm. Suddenly she realized it was smoke coming out of her mother’s RV. The RV is long and has a back and front door, she ran up to the front door and yelled at her mother, and suddenly flames started leaping out. Mary was taking a nap, and for a moment didn’t understand what was happening, jumping up out of the RV, running toward her daughter.

As soon as she realized what was happening she rushed to open the back door, there was a loud BANG! and flames started roaring out of the rear! Jafo was yelping inside and Mary managed to reach in and grab him out, just as the flames pushed her back. Meanwhile Leigha had gotten the hose and was desperately trying to put down the flames… but they grew up almost instantly pushing her back from the severe heat. Later the firemen estimated it was an electrical fire to start, and probably by the time the hose was on the fire, it wasn’t effective.

Though they tried to get back in the RV, at one point before the firemen arrived the heat was so strong they couldn’t get within even 20 feet of the RV. Sadly, the other three dogs, Oscar, Snafu and Pewpew perished in the fire. Video of Pewpew and photo of Oscar and Snafu below:

Financial Situation:

Mary has no real source of income or savings, her daughter Leigha supports her. Leigha isn’t exactly rolling in money either, and recently spent $2500 on her injured dog (in January) and treated her other dog for cancer (February) for $2100, and just has no available money now either.

The GREAT news is that the vet is treating Jafo without upfront payment! They are also only charging for medications and treatment, not office visits and other fees. What we need to do URGENTLY is raise money so we can start paying the vet SOMETHING! Even with discounts, at the low end Jafo will need $1500.00, and we honestly expect it to be more.

As always, all donations will ONLY BE PAID TO THE VET, not the owner. Thank you!

Vet Documents (so far):


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  • Steven Manganaro

    Hang on Jafo. It’ll get better soon, I promise!

    May 14, 2019 at 10:58 pm Reply

    • Leigha

      Steven, thank you! He is getting better everyday. Just to see him up an walking around an eating better is a blessing. He still has a ways to go but everything everyone has done for him is sooooo amazing. Thank you agian.

      June 14, 2019 at 8:40 pm Reply

  • Olyvia Bean

    Lots of love- ten, lily and Olyvia Bean

    May 15, 2019 at 12:08 am Reply

    • Leigha

      Olyvia, thank you for everything. Donations or thoughts and prayers, we appreciate them all ❤❤

      June 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm Reply

  • Brianna Mcphan

    Beautiful boy.

    May 15, 2019 at 3:05 am Reply

    • Leigha

      Brianna, thank you. He is a very handsome little guy. Thank you for your thoughts ❤

      June 14, 2019 at 8:36 pm Reply

  • Beverly Yanuaria

    Hope you all are able to bounce back from this unfortunate situation! Small donation but hope it helps on the road to recovery.

    May 15, 2019 at 2:20 pm Reply

    • Leigha

      Beverly, yes we are taking it day by day. There may be set backs but one foot in front of the other. Thank u

      June 14, 2019 at 8:35 pm Reply

  • Beverly Yanuaria

    I’m sorry to hear about your unfortunate situation! Not a big donation but hope it helps on the road to recovery!

    May 15, 2019 at 2:37 pm Reply

    • Leigha

      Beverly, anything is welcome even thought or prayers. ThNk you for anything. He is getting better every day still has a ways to go. But seeing him slowly get back to his old self just warms my heart so much. Thank u thank u thank u

      June 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm Reply

  • Donna balogh

    I don’t have much but FAD helped my dog last year. I want to help

    May 15, 2019 at 7:06 pm Reply

    • Leigha

      Donna, this organization is amazing an I am soooo happy they were able to help you out. They have gone above an beyond what we could have done. Thank you for anything an everything.

      June 14, 2019 at 8:31 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I may need your organizations assistance.
    I have adopted a diabetic Chi mix & I need help with the cost of a vet & her insulin. Her eyes are clouded over also. I would like a vet to advise me on this.
    I was not aware of my new girls problems until her previous owners drove 400 miles to bring her to me.
    When I first saw her, my heart broke & I couldn’t send her back 400 miles with them.

    May 20, 2019 at 11:45 am Reply

  • Deborah Fust

    I want to help Jafo make a full recovery❣️

    May 22, 2019 at 6:22 pm Reply

    • Leigha

      Deborah, Thank you for sharing an helping any way you can. We appreciate it soooo much. Jafo is getting better every day just a little.

      June 14, 2019 at 8:29 pm Reply

  • Michael Koepping


    May 24, 2019 at 8:46 am Reply

  • Victoria Willits

    To help this baby

    May 25, 2019 at 8:29 am Reply

    • Leigha

      Victoria, thank you! He is being help more then we could have ever hoped for with what has happened.

      June 14, 2019 at 8:26 pm Reply

  • Gail Ribeiro

    So very Sorry for your losses,and pain. May God give you the strength too carry on.💖

    May 27, 2019 at 12:22 pm Reply

    • Leigha

      Gail, thank you for your thoughts an well wishes. We miss our fur babies soooooo bad. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it. Jafo is getting better every day. The lord has deffently been a more present presence lately an will continue to be our strength thru this an beyond.

      June 14, 2019 at 8:24 pm Reply

  • Lauran Jacobs

    If everyone would do are just alittle…we can make a huge difference for these deserving animals! Much Love to all of you doing the hard work. We appreciate you!!!

    May 27, 2019 at 1:15 pm Reply

    • Leigha

      Lauran, thank you! Your correct every little bit has helped. Between all the donations the prayers the vets an assistants. We are over come with gratitude for everything!!!

      June 14, 2019 at 8:21 pm Reply

  • Tammie Resha

    Prayers for you sweet baby. I can’t imagine the pain you have felt. hopefully donations will help fund your medical expenses. I’ll keep praying for you in the meantime

    May 29, 2019 at 12:30 am Reply

    • Leigha

      Tammie, thankbyou so much for your thoughts an prayers every little bit helps. And every bit of these donations have help Jafo tremendously. He is looking better every day. Thank you

      June 14, 2019 at 8:17 pm Reply

  • Rebecca Burns

    I hope he is healing well. Good luck!

    June 14, 2019 at 8:23 pm Reply