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.
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!