Beaten, with a broken tail and spine, possibly even raped..... yes, really!
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About the Campaign

Howard was definitely abused

In March Christina Hackett rescued Howard from North Central Los Angeles Animal Shelter. He had clearly been beaten by someone, as his tail was broken in 3 places and he had swelling on his rear. The shelter vet even thought his pelvis might be damaged.

Howard is only about 6 months old, and his behavior right from the beginning was very good. He’s a very friendly, loving and happy dog. But the injuries could only have been caused by trauma.

It got worse too. He wasn’t able to hold his poop, and started losing use of his rear legs as well. Christina had a number of tests and xrays done, and it turned out that in ADDITION to the breaks in his tail he had three more injures to his spine. His anus and rectum were also damaged, to the point where the vet thinks he was possibly raped by a person, or some how had something shoved inside him! Poor Howard!!

Christina’s vet consulted with some others and they determined there was nothing surgical to do for Howard, other than what had been done. They put him on a round of anti-imflammatory medications and referred Christina to physical therapy.

Previous bills already paid by the rescue:

Acupuncture, PT, and Improvement

Howard began acupuncture and PT (physical therapy), and has had 2 sessions (we expect he will need about 20 in total). The GOOD NEWS is that there has been improvement. He was able to hold his bowels overnight, and appears to be walking a bit better. Holding his bowels is a big step, because it will also help reduce swelling in his rear and infection risk.

The Plan

Christina and her rescue have spent a lot, and more than expected getting Howard to this point. Acupuncture and PT is going to cost $1775.00 for his first round of sessions. If there is improvement, which there already has been, so if it continues, he may need more, or it may be enough!

Acupuncture/PT Bill (click to enlarge):

He is only about 6 months old, so we also have hope that if we can help mother-nature along he may be able to heal himself somewhat, as his body is still growing and developing.

For now our goal is to raise the $1775 that Howard needs for his acupuncture and PT. All donations are ONLY for Howard and donations are ONLY PAID FOR HIS ACUPUNCTURE AND PT TREATMENTS! Donate in confidence that your donation is going to Howard for his bills.


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  • Donna Hunt

    Thank you for helping Howard. My heart breaks for him and the abuse he endured.

    May 4, 2019 at 5:23 pm Reply

  • Mel

    Probably a F’n mus! It’s very obvious that we have a real problem now in America!!! This is happening more & more! Only pure evil & demon possessed ppl could do this to any animal of life. I hope the guilty person gets caught, rots in prison, then HELL FOR EVER!!!! Get Justin for Howard all all animals that are raped, tortured, neglected, abused, & mistreated. These innocent animals depend on us for help.

    May 4, 2019 at 8:10 pm Reply

  • Anna Marlo

    My heart goes out to this young boy. God bless him and the people who are helping him

    May 4, 2019 at 9:30 pm Reply

  • Kimberly

    I Pray & Hope this poor baby gets tbe treatment and family he deserves!! I’m FURIOUS!!! I HOPE THIS PERSON(S) ROTS IN HELL FOREVER!! “”

    May 4, 2019 at 10:54 pm Reply

  • Adriana

    I hate people that hurts innocent animals.. I hope they pay for the damage somehow. He is so cute.. I pray he gets better

    May 6, 2019 at 10:09 pm Reply

  • Sonya

    I am so sick to my stomach at the thought of anyone harming a poor animal like that!! It makes me feel very violent and if I found out who that person was I would not be responsible for my actions.

    May 7, 2019 at 6:16 am Reply

  • Sonya Sahagian

    Good luck puppy! You have a much happier life ahead of you. Here’s a little to help.

    May 7, 2019 at 6:18 am Reply

  • Shino Sullivan

    His eyes got my attention. I really hope the donation will reach the goal and heal him!

    May 7, 2019 at 10:23 am Reply

  • Stella Issupow

    Thank you so much for helping him!
    My boyfriend Laurence and me are so happy that you found him and we send a lot of kisses to Howard!

    May 7, 2019 at 10:44 am Reply

  • Harriet Brown

    No living thing should experience such cruelty.

    May 8, 2019 at 11:12 pm Reply

  • Alex Dutler

    Howard! After all these dark days, there are now many happy days ahead of you! I gave my pocket money to help you get better soon.

    May 10, 2019 at 7:20 am Reply

  • Stacey Cullen

    I am donating for Howard as I am a dog lover and want to help towards his recovery. May his future be full of the love he deserves.

    May 11, 2019 at 8:35 am Reply