He has a break in his jaw, and a bad tooth is preventing it from healing.

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About the Campaign

Because of a bad tooth,

his broken jaw will not heal.

The way the tooth is pushing out against the bone of the jaw, the jaw bones cannot connect and grow back together. Doctor explains in the video above.

Little Doc is a rescue pup, now owned by Lillian in Florida. He was in very rough shape when first rescued in March of 2022, and had a lot of healing to do.

This is his photo when first rescued!

At that time he had some bad teeth, but no one noticed the break in his jaw. Later in the summer Lillian noticed that he consistently seem to have problems like a bad tooth or something. He didn’t like have his mouth touched, and sometimes his jaw position looked strange.

This began a process of going back and forth with a number of veterinarians. They all determined his jaw was broken, but one said there was nothing to do. Another recommended a specialist at the University of Florida, but that became difficult to arrange. On top of this, Lillian is on a fixed income and doesn’t have the money to be paying different specialists for their opinions and all the testing they want to do.

Free Animal Doctor stepped in and paid for Doc to see a couple of dental specialists, and the final and best plan has come from Doctor Halloway at Veterinary Dental Specialists.

He was rescued from a rural animal shelter in Florida by the rescue group Dog’s Rule. The conditions were pretty bad, the shelter effectively had no staff but inmates from the local prison who did minimal work. The dogs were cleaned by spraying them with hoses in their cages, even though nighttime temperatures got below freezing! There was no veterinarian. Some animals were living in filth. It was really bad, and Dog’s Rule and some other rescues got together to get all the dogs out.

So Doc has really come a long way, and his health has improved so much, but this final procedure he needs is not something that will heal without surgery. We know, we have been directly involved with this case for months, and directly dealt with a number of doctors that have seen him.

Not feeling well after his exam, sometimes his mouth really hurts:

All donations here are ONLY for Doc, and are held by us and paid to the veterinarian only. No money will be paid to Lillian or any other person. And, if the surgery does not happen for any reason, donations are refunded. If you would like to help this little dog Doc get the surgery he needs to be out of pain and fully healthy, please donate in confidence today!

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    Awww poor baby..please get well soon ok? You absolutely deserve forever loving home life!!!

    January 6, 2023 at 4:18 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    This little guy needs this surgery as soon as possible so he can eat and continue to be healthy.

    January 7, 2023 at 10:36 am Reply

  • Laura Anjoorian

    You’re such an adorable pup! I hope your surgery comes soon!

    January 8, 2023 at 1:13 pm Reply

  • Beverly Rosas

    Doc, hope you get the surgery you need really soon!

    January 17, 2023 at 1:05 pm Reply

  • Laura Anjoorian

    Come on people poor Doc needs financial help. He shouldn’t have to live in pain any longer.

    January 17, 2023 at 2:44 pm Reply

  • Gloria Taylor

    Blessings 💜

    January 18, 2023 at 4:50 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Hello Sweet Darling Doc
    We love you so very much. You are so beautiful. We wish you a very speedy recovery. We are sending you Healing , love and holding you in all our hearts and prayers.
    Know that we are thinking of you and wish you everything that is very special like You.
    From all your Friends in Canada 🇨🇦

    January 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm Reply

  • Marcia Hansen

    Love animals!

    January 18, 2023 at 10:36 pm Reply

  • Teresa Perone

    Please help the little guy 🙏
    If I had more to donate I would 😥

    January 19, 2023 at 3:56 am Reply

  • Linda Peterson

    Poor little kitty 😺 Donati g bc i have learned even my paltry sum can make a dofference.

    January 19, 2023 at 5:33 am Reply

  • Molly Mcgarvey

    This little Angel🐾😇 deserves a healthy happy life ! ❤️❤️❤️

    January 19, 2023 at 7:11 am Reply

  • Marilyn Riley

    I just can’t bear to see this little boy in pain. I had my Chihuahuas teeth cleaned yesterday. He hates me right now, but he is 11 and has all his beautiful pearly whites. Being responsible is important.

    January 19, 2023 at 7:33 am Reply

  • Bobbi Collett

    God loves caregivers 😁

    January 19, 2023 at 10:09 am Reply

  • Michelle Jones

    Poor guy, speedy recovery!

    January 19, 2023 at 5:02 pm Reply

  • Mary Morris

    It is very hard to see an animal neglected or abused. Doc looks so sweet. I would adopt him in a minute. My understanding is he has been D

    January 19, 2023 at 7:40 pm Reply

  • Steve Osowecki

    What a cute little guy! 💕💖 I’d like to adopt him!!

    January 20, 2023 at 7:40 am Reply

  • Debbie Anderson

    Little Doc just melts my heart! He reminds me so much of my darling Sugar Cookie. I’m praying that this sweet, precious, adorable little guy gets the surgery he needs and has a quick and full recovery. Hugs and love!

    January 20, 2023 at 11:30 am Reply

  • Nancy Curtis

    Not much but Mister Jingles, Sassy, Missy, Dotty, Mimi, Rosie, and Moose send Get Well Soon wishes from Price, Texas.

    January 20, 2023 at 12:27 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    For sweet little Doc

    January 20, 2023 at 3:23 pm Reply

  • Tahitia Ruby

    I just want doc start living the life he’s supposed to live. What a cute little guy

    January 20, 2023 at 4:27 pm Reply

  • Patte Monaco

    I am very thankful for those who care for our wonderful animal friends.

    January 20, 2023 at 7:15 pm Reply

  • Kai Martin

    Thank you!

    January 20, 2023 at 8:20 pm Reply

  • Andrea Richard

    Doc is a mini cutie. So precious! I want him to be healthy.

    January 20, 2023 at 9:34 pm Reply

  • Dinia Santos

    I just cannot bear to see this littke precious dog suffering from something that can be resolvef.

    January 20, 2023 at 10:16 pm Reply

  • Ria Santos

    For Doc’s jaw surgery. Get well soon little guy.

    January 21, 2023 at 12:29 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I love dogs and worked in shelters for many years until I couldn’t take seeing the abuse anymore. Although I don’t have much money, I donate what a can to help save the life of poor dogs like Doc.

    January 21, 2023 at 12:30 pm Reply

  • Bari St James

    Please help these poor little fur babies. I wish I could donate more. I donate most of my money to rescues.

    January 21, 2023 at 6:39 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Donating is what counts! Thank you.

      January 21, 2023 at 8:34 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I have 3 rescues and this little one of yours is adorable ;bless you for giving him a good life

    January 21, 2023 at 7:58 pm Reply

  • Chris Fitzgerald

    I have TMJ pain and can only imagine what kind of discomfort a break in the jaw would add. It would be wonderful if the vet would do the surgery while funds are being raised. Everyone deserves to be paid, and compassion has a place in this effort as well. The push-pull between suffering and profit is beyond my understanding. Holding positive and healing energy for this little guy.

    January 22, 2023 at 12:34 am Reply

  • Sue Bara

    I just want to help this little guy

    January 22, 2023 at 1:59 pm Reply

  • Patty Lagana

    I wish it could be more; thank you for caring for him

    January 22, 2023 at 5:36 pm Reply

  • Steve Haavig

    Get well little guy!

    January 23, 2023 at 7:29 am Reply

  • Patricia Pollack

    I have rescued several dogs. They were all seniors and my vet bills were astonomical! I spent so much money, my vet started splitting the bills with me. I know how hard it can be and no animal should live in pain if something can be done to help.

    January 23, 2023 at 8:29 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    Praying for little Doc to feel better very soon.

    January 26, 2023 at 6:27 pm Reply

  • Antoinette Martinez

    Get well soon Doc

    January 29, 2023 at 8:35 am Reply

  • Antoinette Martinez

    Hoping Doc gets fixed up soon.

    January 30, 2023 at 9:20 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    Feel better soon little one!

    February 2, 2023 at 8:49 am Reply


    I pray for your recovery!

    February 2, 2023 at 3:57 pm Reply

  • Liisa

    This veterinarian did an excellent job describing Doc’s options. Her use of technology and visuals, combined with her easy-to-follow descriptions is commendable

    February 2, 2023 at 9:52 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    In memory of dear Charlie! 🐾💕🐾

    February 3, 2023 at 8:27 am Reply

  • Carol Avery

    This sweet little guy and his owner deserve to get him healthy! Thanks for helping them!

    February 3, 2023 at 9:50 am Reply

  • Trava Mayes

    This little dog deserves a pain-free life. I hope I can make a difference for Dic.

    February 3, 2023 at 4:55 pm Reply

  • Gregg Moscoe

    I think it’s important to show a little compassion for these animals and two say thank you to the veterinarians provide the care. Our four-legged friends aren’t always easy to care for, and most insurance plans suck.

    February 3, 2023 at 8:22 pm Reply

  • Jacky Tomlinson

    My prayers are with you that he gets this last $1,000 this weekend because he needs his surgery next week!

    February 3, 2023 at 8:42 pm Reply

  • Laura Anjoorian

    I keep praying for you that the surgery comes soon. You deserve this and so much more. You have the love of your new owner and now you need to be pain free.

    February 4, 2023 at 1:31 pm Reply

  • Debbie Vinson

    Praying for this sweet baby💗💖💜

    February 4, 2023 at 2:39 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Prayers for little Doc. He deserves to live pain free.

    February 5, 2023 at 4:24 am Reply

  • Anna Bellesheim

    Hope Doc gets the treatment he needs. Donated

    February 5, 2023 at 7:42 pm Reply

  • Bonnie Gordon

    This is for Little Doc. Please fix him up.

    February 6, 2023 at 6:19 am Reply

  • Lillian

    I just want to thank everybody for donating to my sweet little boy. Unfortunately the day before he was supposed to have that surgery he was put to sleep. I took him to Gainesville the college the emergency room because he could not walk. He had a really bad infection that I took him to the veterinarian was given antibiotics and pain medicine. But unfortunately he was getting worse. Had blood work done had x-rays done. Nothing was showing anything. Then one morning I woke up and the poor little boy couldn’t walk. Took him to the college they did all kinds of test and told me that it would be kinder to put him to sleep because of quality of life. They thought he had a brain tumor. That was the worst hurt I have felt in a long time. I love that dog with all my heart. I cried for days. But I do want to thank everybody for donating. paid the college bill. It was way out of my budget. That was about $1000 and I really appreciate all the help. It’s so sweet that they love animals so much to help them like this.

    March 28, 2023 at 4:55 am Reply

  • Amy Perna

    How do I donate? totally willing to help. What a beautiful pupper. ❤️

    April 18, 2023 at 6:23 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Hi Amy. Doc’s case is closed. Please find another doggie to donate to if you can!

      April 19, 2023 at 9:35 am Reply