Little Chip

Abscess grew up into his eye, then burst, ripping open his cheek.
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About the Campaign

Found stray in Bell, California, this little guy was a mess!

The nurse at the vet office (thank you Westside Pet Clinic!) said he looked like a chocolate chip, so we gave him the temporary name Chip!

Below is what he looked like we admitted to the vet May 21st

The doctor thought his eye was infected from the matted hair,

but it was something else!

Chip had an abscess (infection) in his rear left teeth.

It burst, through his cheek, splitting his face open.

Yes, really that happened. Doctor Adams sedated him and started to shave the mat on his left eye, expecting to see hair in the eye, and then clean it out. Instead, he discover the mat was covering an open wound, as if poor little Chip had had his mouth sliced open! We have some photos where are here: Photo 1, Photo 2. They are graphic, so we did not put them on the page, click only if you are ok to see them.

Fortunately Doctor Adams immediately determined what had happened, the abscess had grown up to the eye, burst and split Chip’s cheek open. The resulting wound had been covered over by Chip’s hair. The doctor cleaned it, remove some teeth, and then sutured Chip up. The procedure went well, and Chip should make a full recovery!

Good News! Chip will be OK!

In the video below Doctor Adam’s explains what happened:


Little Chip needed a lot! We are very lucky to have access to a skilled doctor and a clinic that saw us on no notice! Chip had a lot done, not just his surgery, but also a neuter, full shaving, vaccines and tests. You can see the charges below, which is to be honest, very reasonable.

This campaign is to raise money specifically for Chip and his care, while any extra money raised will be used for other rescue dogs like Chip that we get in. Now that COVID restrictions are ending, people are going back to work, and children back to school, and some people are finding they no longer have time for their dog…. and are abandoning them to the streets and shelters. We have seen a sudden rise in the number of strays (dumped most likely) and surrenders both to us directly and to the shelters. Some of these dogs are healthy, but some (like Chip), have serious medical issues. If you can help with a donation, all of us, and especially the Chips, would appreciate it greatly!

Charge for Chip’s procedures (click to enlarge):



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  • Anonymous

    I love animals. I was a member of the zoo and owed cats of my own until I became homeless.

    May 21, 2021 at 10:43 pm Reply

  • Dana Haveson

    Get better fast, Chip!!

    May 22, 2021 at 9:07 pm Reply

  • Maria L Ramos

    Skip your morning latte and donate towards the treatment of this Senior Dog. Can’t imagine being a part of a family only to be discarded to fend for himself at his age… truly heartbreaking. Let’s show CHIP that not all humans are heartless, please donate towards his medical treatment, any amount adds up. Thank you! 💝

    May 22, 2021 at 9:19 pm Reply

  • Harriet Brown

    I wish I could do the work you do, but I can’t. I depend on you to rescue and heal the sick, homeless and abused ones. Your dedication and kindness make the world a better place. Thank you.

    May 22, 2021 at 10:41 pm Reply

  • Marlene Licitra

    For chip. Thank you very much for taking care of him . With no money at first

    May 23, 2021 at 12:06 am Reply

  • Susan Nelson

    Hope he gets better soon and goes to a loving home

    May 23, 2021 at 7:36 am Reply

  • Louisa Jaskulski

    Thank you DVM and caregivers!!! GO CHIP !! to a happy pain free new life

    May 23, 2021 at 5:56 pm Reply

  • Sandra Coyle

    My gratitude to all of those helping this poorly neglected dog. Shame on those responsible for his neglect and appreciation for those helping. Praying for a full recovery and a happier and much kinder home.

    May 24, 2021 at 10:34 am Reply

  • Lisette Hardy

    Love the work you do.

    May 24, 2021 at 1:25 pm Reply

  • Anna Bellesheim

    Thank you for taking care of Chip. Hope he gets a loving home.

    May 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm Reply

  • Stephanie Olsen

    Get well soon lil guy. We’re pulling for you <3

    May 24, 2021 at 4:04 pm Reply

  • Kathryn Mamona-Valle

    In memory of Apache, Cheyenne & Dakota

    May 24, 2021 at 8:25 pm Reply

  • Laura Gilder

    Wishing you a speedy recovery and I know you’ll find a great new home you are simply adorable, shame on your old owners for letting you get to that point where you had to endure such pain and then dumping you in the streets, the best to you little Chip!

    May 25, 2021 at 3:32 pm Reply

  • Lori Landes

    He is so adorable. So glad that kind person brought him to you for help.

    May 25, 2021 at 5:45 pm Reply

  • Lori Landes

    I adore him. Reminds me of one of my little pups. I am so glad that kind person brought him to you for help.

    May 25, 2021 at 5:47 pm Reply

  • Lori Landes

    I adore him. He reminds me of one of my pups. I am so glad a nice person brought him to you for help.

    May 25, 2021 at 7:39 pm Reply

  • Laura Gilder

    Donating again! Be strong lil Chip! You are amazing!

    June 5, 2021 at 7:07 pm Reply

  • morag niven

    This little guy touched my heart

    June 7, 2021 at 1:44 pm Reply