Found in a rail yard, attacked by a coyote and has a large wound.
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About the Campaign

Attacked by a Coyote


January 24th: Lio had a sudden episode requiring an emergency blood transfusion and further treatment. This added substantially to his bill, you can see the most recent estimate here: lio_paller

Updates on his condition will be available later in the day.

January 23rd: Lio had surgery January 22nd. During that procedure more internal damage was discovered. He almost died, and was taken to ER. About $1500 in additional expenses have been incurred. The additional bill is listed at the bottom of this page, you can click it to enlarge it (as will all images).

As of the morning of January 23rd he is alive, and stable, but in guarded condition. Below is a quote from one of the two rescue groups helping him, Dream Fetchers:

"First we want to thank everyone for their patience.  This little boy has been through so much and what we learned tonight is that if he had not been rescued, he would have died alone in a very short time.  Lio has physiological problems in addition to infections throughout his body, blood loss and loss of protein.  He underwent a huge surgery today – so much more than was originally thought. He had an obstruction caused by a hernia which was repaired, the obstruction did not allow much of anything to pass, he had two injuries to a small part of his intestines which had to be removed and repaired.  Our vet feels that his injury was about a week to two weeks old and caused by some type of trauma, possibly being hit by a car.  There is so much he is going through and he is now at our emergency vet where he will have 24 hour care.  We want to beg you for your prayers as his condition is very guarded for the next 48 hours.   We will continue to keep everyone updated."

Found hiding in a rail-yard outside of Bakersfield, CA

A railroad engineer named Mike was dispatched Sunday, January 19th, to check on track outside of Bakersfield. While there he heard a whimper and found this poor little wounded dog hiding out!

Mike managed to get him, and immediately discover two large wounds (which we now know are from a coyote attack). The little pup is also very skinny with a bloated belly… sure signs of serious malnourishment.

A 150 Mile Trip

Mike found the rescue Dream Fetchers and drove the little pup, who he named Lio, from Bakersfield all the way to Los Angeles! There Lio was taken to the ER vet, and his wound cleaned, and he got anti-biotic injections. The rescue did not do surgery at the ER due to high-cost, instead they will take him to a general practitioner for surgery on the wounds.

Vet Care

Lio will also need a thorough exam for overall health, blood-tests. He is very skinny, probably has worms, and there may be an issue with his stomach.

Fortunately he is a very sweet dog, and easy to deal with. His behavior at the vet is exceptional, considering what he has been through and his wounds. All donations are for Lio’s care specifically and will go to his ER bill and his vet for surgery, tests and medications!!

Can you please help little Lio today? Your donation is greatly appreciated!! WOOOF!

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  • Tracy

    You got this Lio!

    January 20, 2020 at 9:29 am Reply

  • Carol Gibbons

    Lio, you are so precious and brave. You will feel better soon buddy❤

    January 20, 2020 at 11:38 am Reply

  • Laura Coleman

    I’m praying Lio gets the love care and funding for a better living experience! ❤️

    January 20, 2020 at 11:39 am Reply

  • Karole Velzy

    For Lio’s care. Love, Asher

    January 20, 2020 at 3:41 pm Reply

  • Linda Gonzales

    I love you Dream Fetcher’s.
    This sweet dog deserves a chance.

    January 20, 2020 at 9:31 pm Reply

  • Celeste Lunsford

    My prayers are with you little buddy

    January 21, 2020 at 6:22 am Reply

  • Marlene Licitra

    For lio

    January 21, 2020 at 6:31 am Reply

  • Julie Timan

    Sending love and healing prayers your way, Lio. Get better soon sweet boy. I can see you have lots of love and fun to catch up on. Ladies, thank you for all you do to help these sweet souls.

    January 21, 2020 at 7:15 am Reply

  • Mike Moreno

    So happy I was able to help Lio- he deserves a better life. Best of luck Lio! Who knows, maybe I will see you again a soon 😎

    January 21, 2020 at 11:34 am Reply

    • Margarita Hernandez

      Thank you sir for helping this poor baby. Many people would pass, you decided to stay and help. May God bless you and hey, you might be able to become best buddies and family for life 😊

      January 23, 2020 at 10:28 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I really want to help dogs that are in need.

    January 21, 2020 at 11:56 am Reply

  • Moreen Osuna

    I have a cat named Lio. So go, Lio the dog, you can do it!

    January 21, 2020 at 12:40 pm Reply

  • Felicia Edwards

    Love 💕 you little Lio!

    January 21, 2020 at 1:44 pm Reply

  • Ann Edwards

    For Lio

    January 21, 2020 at 3:59 pm Reply

  • Rebecca Carlson

    He needs us.

    January 21, 2020 at 10:37 pm Reply

  • Anna Montanez

    So happy Lio is being taken care of, he is sure a survivor and deserves a good loving family!

    January 22, 2020 at 1:17 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    Let’s help this brave dog

    January 22, 2020 at 7:14 am Reply

  • Mirna Arredondo

    Thank you for treating Lio even before you’ve received donations. May you be blessed for your kindness. Hang in there Lio, you have a long happy life ahead of you! Praying for you Lio!!!

    January 23, 2020 at 6:52 am Reply

  • Susan Beckman

    I’m donating because I feel this sweet dog needs a chance for a good life ♡

    January 23, 2020 at 11:57 am Reply

  • Michelle Harrington

    Stay Strong Sweet Lio 🙏🏻❤️🐾

    January 23, 2020 at 12:40 pm Reply

  • Victoria Bowling

    Praying for this sweet boy to pull through! 💖

    January 23, 2020 at 10:29 pm Reply

  • Heather Pelletier

    Sending you love, sweet Lio. 💕

    January 24, 2020 at 12:52 am Reply

  • Linda Davis

    Donation for Leo. Dream Fetchers.

    January 24, 2020 at 1:29 am Reply

  • Brenda Wolfe

    You’ve got this LEO 🙏🏼💙💙

    January 24, 2020 at 1:47 am Reply

  • Myrna Martinez

    Baby Lio, keep fighting! You are loved

    January 24, 2020 at 4:07 am Reply

  • Ashley Rossman

    Best wishes I know how intense the love for our fur babies are . Goodluck

    January 24, 2020 at 4:15 am Reply

  • Belen Lee

    Praying for Lio❤️

    January 24, 2020 at 6:23 am Reply

  • Linda Gonzales

    Hang in there Lio. Your village is praying for you.

    January 24, 2020 at 6:43 am Reply

  • Diane Buchanan

    You are a warrior little guy ..fight the best is yet to cone❣️

    January 24, 2020 at 8:44 am Reply

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    January 24, 2020 at 8:59 am Reply

  • Diane Buchanan

    Lio deserves to live and to find out what love and kindness is❗️

    January 24, 2020 at 9:30 am Reply

  • Diane Buchanan

    He is worthy ..his life matters❣️

    January 24, 2020 at 9:32 am Reply

  • Nicole Arduini

    Praying for your recovery sweet little Lio.

    January 24, 2020 at 6:52 pm Reply

  • Alice Hauck


    January 25, 2020 at 7:42 am Reply

  • Suzan ACOSTA

    Prayers for Lio 🙏🏽 Forever loving home

    January 25, 2020 at 7:57 am Reply

  • Elizabeth Mercado

    Praying for you sweet Lio! ❤️

    January 25, 2020 at 7:51 pm Reply

  • Teresa Castleman

    LOVE Lio

    January 25, 2020 at 8:12 pm Reply

  • Natalie Zolnay

    Grateful for the Rescue and the Veterinarian Hospital for caring to Lio’s wounds and additional surgery. God Bless everyone involved for saving Lio. Prayers sent for Lio’s strength to help him heal. 🙏💕

    January 26, 2020 at 11:01 pm Reply