Surrendered then rescued from the pound now Chloe has UAP (Elbow) Fracture
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About the Campaign

Jill’s Story About her dog, Chloe

About a month ago, I adopted a 6 month puppy from Jackson County Animal Services. Her name is Chloe. They said she is an Austrian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees cross. She had a limp in her front right leg and they put in her medical records, 11/6/18 “Front legs feel stable and not showing pain.” I was told that her limp was simple growing pains and it’ll get better.
It took a month before my veterinarian could get Chloe in. By this time Chloe’s limping got worse along with the colder wetter weather. The vet felt Chloe’s leg and asked if she could do an x-ray. I agreed since this limp was getting worse. Chloe was diagnosed with UAP fracture.
Chloe has already bonded with me, my dog and cat. She’s part of my family now. I’ve already paid for her to be enrolled in training school which took a few months to save up for. She would get beginning, intermediate and advanced education. I had to push the start date back since I need Chloe healed up. I give her glucosamine, MSM, and Chondroitin supplements.

Chloe’s Surgery Plan

The Jackson County Animal Services was going to the surgery until the doctor looked at Chloe’s x-rays. Chloe is going to need a pin put in her elbow and needs to have a specialist take care if it. Of course the price of a specialist is extremely higher than the pounds surgery.  The estimate from the specialist is $3400-$3600. The good news is Jackson County Animal Services is going to pay $500 towards the surgery cost.  Now Jill and Chloe are asking for help to raise the remaining balance.


Chloe’s Estimate:


Chloe’s Medical Records from the pound:


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  • Jill

    Under Chloe’s vet recommendations, Chloe is restricted from all exercise. She’s in crate (48″ long) at all times unless on a leash to go out to do her business. She’s also on 100mg Carprovet (pain pill- $1.50/pill) once a day.

    January 7, 2019 at 10:58 am Reply

  • Sandra Rodriguez

    Get better puppy.

    January 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm Reply

    • Jill

      The pound offered for me bring Chloe back and pick another puppy/dog. This is a death sentence to Chloe and I found it very insulting. I took it as there’s a problem with your kid, bring the kid back and we’ll put her down, and you can pick a new kid for free. Any true animal lover will take it this way. She is a great pup mentally. She just needs one thing fixed. The training already paid for is not reimbursable. Never mind the other stuff I got her, or how she’s bonded to my other animals.

      January 11, 2019 at 4:42 pm Reply

      • Donna

        Nothing says they would euthanize. They would probably go with an amputation.

        January 15, 2019 at 8:50 am Reply

        • Jill

          I’m quoting what the JCAS e-mailed me,

          ” …….If nothing is done, Dr. (name) expects the leg will get worse over time. Had we known what we know now about what is causing her lameness, we would not have put her up for adoption, so I am sorry to have put you are in this position now. You can always return her to us either now or after he leg worsens and we will provide you an exchange certificate for another dog. “

          February 1, 2019 at 8:08 am Reply

      • Jean Jamieson

        Hi Jill, God bless you🙏🏻 How horrible that the owners let her suffer and then surrender her with a big problem and Kennel Cough. Please keep in touch and I will be praying🙏🏻

        January 26, 2019 at 12:06 pm Reply

      • Jean Jamieson

        Hi Jill, God bless you🙏🏻 How horrible that the owners let her suffer and then surrender her with a big problem and Kennel Cough. Please keep in touch and I will be praying🙏🏻 This is not a duplicate comment. I hope you get this Jill!

        January 26, 2019 at 12:08 pm Reply

        • Jill

          Thank you. I hope the funds can be raised. I may be poor financially, but I’m rich where it counts, the heart. It does break my heart having to keep Chloe in her crate all the time. I know it’s for her own good, but still hard to do. I love this sweet girl. When she cries, I go to her and give her pets and hugs. I know she wants to play and be at my side. She has lots of training ahead of her, a big family waiting for her to be healed and join us, and a job. I do use the very limited leash time to work on a little training with her. I was raised on a small farm. I was in many different types of 4-H.

          I’ll never understand how people get a pet and toss them when something is wrong. This really makes it harder for the next person trying to build that bridge of trust. My other dog, Copper, was thrown away so many times with long stays at the pound in between them that it took him awhile to trust me. When he was adopted the many times before, he’d be returned in under a month. In fact the first month I had him, he’d try to sleep but kept waking up, looked around, and had the look of disbelief he was still home in his conformable bed with his toys and treats. He gave the same look when I gave him treats. His 1st real Christmas, I gave him a big box full of treats (bones, raw hides, pig ears, cow hoof, toys for fetch and tug of war), and yes it was wrapped like all of the rest of the presents. My hens, cats, and dogs aren’t pets to me, they are family member. They are living beings with feelings, wants, needs, and souls.

          As you can imagine with Copper’s past, he developed severe separation anxiety and was very fearful. Sounds we take as common were scary to him like the garage disposal, lawn mower, etc. Others were scary for other reasons like water or anything that could hold it, or broom/mop, anything that could hit him. With a little intro to the vacuum, he’s great with it and will even sleep while I’m using it. Raising my hand or arms and he’d cower expecting to be beat. He was very under weight too. He looked like a walking skeleton. I had to slowly increase his food to get him to his ideal weight. I crate trained him. This saved my house and yard from being destroyed every time I left home, or put him outside by himself. He is my hardest case of a rescue both physically and mentally.

          The first two years, I worked with him as a single dog. Physically he’s healed. Mentally he’s not healed all the way, but a lot better. He flips from the good boy that I worked so hard for to the fearful driven dog I got those few years ago. He acts like he has PTSD. I put him through basic training, and was so proud of him when he graduated. He’s good around my cats and hens. The worst he’s done to the hens is sniff them then give a golden shower. My hens all run from him now when they see him raise his leg. I’m still trying to break him of going to the bathroom on concrete, but think this is from all those painful years being locked up. He loves fetch. He know a great game is about to start when the hens are put in a separate area. He’s mostly Amstaff and is about 25% lab, but afraid of rats-dead or alive. Copper was even afraid of his water bowl. For his fear of water, I got a shallow pool. For two reasons, 1st was Copper’s fear of water. I didn’t want to overwhelm him when I started his desensitizing. The 2nd was some of my hens think they are ducks and jump in. Let’s just say chickens can’t swim like a duck…or float well. At 1st, I put a little water in the pool. Copper started shaking like a leaf. I calmed him down and when he finally relaxed, I gave him treats and slowly moved closer to the pool. Once he could handle sitting by the pool, I put some treats in the water. I learned he didn’t know how to get the treats on the water, so I taught him. I put some treats in my hand. My hand started above the water but as his confidence grew, I lowered my hand a little by little in the water. Slowly, we worked on Copper stepping in the pool a paw at a time to standing in then sitting to laying in the pool of water. He’s still a little nervous, but he can do it now. Now days, he can get his ball out of water even if fully submerged.

          I got Chloe for two main reasons. The first was for Copper. With his abused past and flash backs, I needed to use the pack to help him. Chloe has helped to stabilize him. The second reason was to be a guardian to my hens, and a extra bonus she’d also protect my vegetable crop from rodents since Copper is afraid of rats. They become fast friends. With Chloe being in a crate at all times, Copper won’t leave her side unless he needs to go to the bathroom.

          January 29, 2019 at 12:14 pm Reply

          • Erica

            One thing I’ve noticed about dogs… They always seem to find the people that can handle their needs best. Good luck ❤️

            March 9, 2019 at 3:28 pm

  • Christine

    You should tell your story to All Creatures who might offer lesser expense for you perhaps.

    January 7, 2019 at 1:32 pm Reply

    • Jill

      Her regular vet is All Creatures and they refereed Chloe to the specialist. I’ve called most if not all the vets in the area, and all said the same thing; go to the specialists

      January 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm Reply

  • eddie

    I have known “Jill” for a number of years, I know she got a raise in Jan 2019, from SSI. She was getting $500, with the raise added she now gets $515.00 a month. Most of this is spent on her bills, gas, and pet food/ litter. If I wasn’t for her being disabled at age 22, she would have become a veterinarian.
    She has an overpowering love for animals. I think this is the main reason she deals with her pain and gets out of bed every morning.
    She wanted to save/heal as many as possible as a child and still does. She has saved many animals over the years. If she could have done what she wanted to with her life, I know she would have saved more. Most were near death on the streets or about to be put down at a pound, yet she healed them and gave them well-loved long lives.
    Chloe is a perfect example of this. Jill knows what needs to be done. She just needs some help to get it done. She’s already helped Chloe with her fear of men with her son and tools like hammers.
    When one of her beloved fur-babies dies, she would take it as a death of a child. I quote her: “It’s very common when one of my beloved pets is near death, they give me one last hug saying; Thank you for saving me all those years ago. Thank you for giving me a well-lived life. Thank you for trying to save me again while easing my suffering. And thank you for letting me go.” Unquote.
    Once she puts herself mostly back together, she’ll find another animal in desperate need of a loving owner. She has said there is nothing more pleasing in her life than saving a scared, injured, and/or dying animal when s/he comes to you showing how much they love you and let you know they appreciate everything you did/do for them.
    “Jill” raises hens from the time they are cute fluffy chicks and sells their eggs to help out with the pet fund. The hens pay for themselves, the extra goes for the dog/puppy/cat/kitten food bill, medication needed, or cat litter. Very rarely it goes to gas. The pet bill is higher than normal since there are a few additions to her pack. Her hens eat better then she does regularly. Her hens get hot oatmeal with tomatoes she grew and dried mixed in every cold morning. She saved money for nearly a year to have a new bigger chicken coop built. She’s still recovering from this money-wise.

    January 8, 2019 at 3:20 pm Reply

  • Jill

    Thank you for all that have donated to help my puppy Chloe. If I may ask for one more thing. Please show this to your friends and family. The more people that see this, the more donations could be made to reach this goal. Chloe and I are counting on all of us to help her.

    January 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm Reply

  • Terry Brown

    Trying to help those who need it the most

    January 12, 2019 at 11:11 am Reply

    • Jill

      Thank you for your donation

      January 31, 2019 at 3:49 pm Reply

  • Sharon Vanderpool

    Jill is wonderful with animals-Chloe was injured before she got her and Jill cant afford the surgery cost-please help she and Chloe

    January 12, 2019 at 2:05 pm Reply

  • Jason Stec

    Hope that you get to the total. I also reposted to keep the ripple rolling.

    She’s a great looking gal, here’s to a normal pain-free life!

    January 19, 2019 at 5:48 pm Reply

  • Kathryn Ryser

    The very best to you and your pup. I know what you are going through. I am happy to hrlp!

    January 19, 2019 at 6:17 pm Reply

  • Hyiah Sirah

    Here’s to Chloe having a wonderful life. Here’s to her devoted mom.

    January 21, 2019 at 5:46 pm Reply

  • Cynthia Bosch

    Just hoping your baby is well soon.

    January 22, 2019 at 7:15 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    I just love animals..

    January 27, 2019 at 3:11 pm Reply

    • Jill

      Thank you for your donation.

      January 31, 2019 at 3:48 pm Reply

  • Ann Blank

    Thank you for loving animals and being so selfless. Good luck to you and your fur babies.

    January 31, 2019 at 12:31 am Reply

  • Jill

    Thank you Free Animal Doctor for adding more time. I hope with the added time the funds can be raised, so Chloe can get her much needed surgery

    January 31, 2019 at 3:46 pm Reply

  • Jill

    After researching the odds of what a full recovery with this type of surgery, I took Chloe to a Holistic vet this month (Feb). For those who don’t know , holistic medicine is to use herbs to heal the body. One of the herbs being used is comfrey also known as knitbone or boneset, it has a diverse reputation among herbalists. It’s used as a topical treatment for pain, broken bones, torn tissue and ligaments, etc. In fact, it has an amazing reputation for treating all of these conditions. Chloe is still a growing puppy, so with using the right herbs she has a greater chance of healing her UAP naturally. I’m already starting to see improvements. Chloe had to lay down to eat, she can now stand for about 1/2 her meal. Her limp is getting better as long as she doesn’t over do it. She tries to play now. She doesn’t lift her right front leg as much. She seems happier and not in as much pain. The vet did check how her elbow was moving and its moving freely, there’s a very great chance this will work.

    If you’re already donated money and received an e-mail asking if the money can still be used for a different treatment, please allow it . Money is very tight after paying out of pocket (222.50) for this month’s treatment for my pup Chloe. I’m on low fixed income (514/mo) and for Chloe’s sake I spent nearly half of that on her.

    Please donate, and share this

    Chloe and I thank you

    February 16, 2019 at 8:29 am Reply

  • Jill

    Here’s an update on Chloe. She just had her 2nd appointment today at Animal kind Holistic veterinary.

    On her first appointment, Chloe was bobbing her head and limping when she walked. She favored her front right leg. She was given herbs to heal her inside and out. I started giving Chloe Shen Tong Zhu Yu Tang with super essentials in her meals. I changed her diet from straight puppy chow (Call of the Wild) to 1/2 cup puppy chow, and add fruits and vegetables in along with an egg. I rubbed Western herb tincture on her elbow twice a day. I also gave her Homeopathic remedy 1 hour after her meal. I noticed Chloe started to walk normal, faster, she began to play. I was told to give her a 1 block walk. I can increase it, but if she’s sore the next day, let her rest and go back to a shorter walk. When we had snow, this was Chloe’s first time seeing it. Chloe totally forgot that leg was bugging her. She made a print in the snow and looked at it then to me. She then nose dived into the snow and started bouncing around like any dog that loves snow would do. She was a little sore after, but it was nice to see her play like a carefree pup. I think she’s getting better. She seems happier, playful and carefree.

    Today, she had her second appointment at the holistic vet. She doesn’t walk with head bobbing anymore. The vet said her elbow feels better. There still is a pop in it, but better then it was. She still favors it, but like before, mostly on non carpet floors. She does try to scratch that elbow. When I ask the vet, he said she probably feels tingling there. That’s a good sign, it’s healing. She’ll need a least few more appointments, but the vet believes she can be healed completely with her young age, bone are still growing, and the combo of herbs. The Western herb tincture will continue to be rubbed on her elbow twice a day, and be given 5 drops twice a day. Chloe will be back in about a month from now.

    Chloe has started basic training, and is part teachers pet and class clown. She is learning quick and usually the puppy used to show the class. When Chloe is being stubborn, she likes to roll around with a big smile while asking for a belly rub. It’s hard not to laugh or give that belly rub. She’ll also be getting intermediate and advanced training classes.

    March 5, 2019 at 12:52 pm Reply