Maya the Shepard

Maya needs surgery ASAP! This gorgeous girl was rescued in pretty bad shape.

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About the Campaign

Not even 2 years old and Maya has experienced enough pain to last  a lifetime! Maya has severe hip dysplasia in both hips and needs an above the elbow amputation. This puppy is in a world of pain and could really use your help!

According to Maya’s owner, she was born at a backyard breeder and was attacked at just 4 weeks old  by another dog. As a result of this, she fractured her ribs and her left arm became more than just lame. It’s believed that Maya then bounced around from home to home. Her last owners were unable to take care of her as they found them selves living out of their car. Maya couldn’t possibly survive under these conditions. As word got around, Maya was eventually transported 3,000 miles to Suzanne and her vet.


Maya was rescued 4 days ago by Suzanne Mikhail. Suzanne runs a small rescue that caters mainly to medical dogs. We value her work in the rescuing community and want to do our best to help both Maya and Suzanne. When Suzanne first brought Maya home, she was in so much pain she yelped when trying to sit. The vet determined that her left arm had taken so much damage it was beyond repair. In addition to that, both her hips needing surgery.

It’s breaking Suzanne’s heart to put Maya through this but it’s important that Maya has the chance to move on with her life. We will follow Maya all through her journey. First, we are fundraising for the left arm amputation. After she recovers, we will do our best to assist with her Hip Dysplasia. With our combined efforts we’re sure we’ll be able to get Maya the care she needs.

For now, Maya needs lot’s of rest and can sleep better with her pain medication. We’ll be spreading the word as much as we can because this poor girl can’t wait for surgery much longer.

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  • Suzanne Mikhail

    UPDATE: Maya’s surgery has been postponed for 1day. Dr needs 2 surgeons for Maya’s operation so she is getting her teem together for Friday 5/4/2018.
    Please pray for Maya. 💖

    Please donate anything you can, Maya has been in pain for way to long, it’s time we rallied around her she needs us now mite than ever.

    Thank you in advance. 💖

    May 1, 2018 at 10:07 pm Reply

  • Elaine Williams

    This beautiful girl deserves to live a healthy, pain free life.

    May 2, 2018 at 7:13 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Elaine, I’m grateful for your support. 💖

      May 2, 2018 at 4:28 pm Reply

  • Suzanne Mikhail

    Thank you Robin Howe, for your donation, I’m grateful to you. 💖

    May 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm Reply

  • Nancy Linendoll

    Will keep Maya and her medical staff in my prayers for a successful surgery and recovery so Maya will have a happy new life.

    May 3, 2018 at 12:11 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Nancy, for your kindness I’m truly grateful. ♥️

      May 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm Reply

  • Suzanne Mikhail

    Today is my sweet Maya’s surgery. I’m a nervous wreck. 💔 But she’s a happy go lucky girl this morning running and barking at every bird she sees. 😂
    My newest rescue Colby was petrified last night when he first came into the pack, he snapped at every on of them except for Sadie my greeter because she understands boundaries. This morning he wouldn’t come out of his kennel so Maya took his leash and yanked him out and all the way outside I was amazed by this but I didn’t stop her. It’s been peaceful ever since and Colby is just kicking it in the back yard with all of us right now. Maya is beyond amazing. 💖 Please pray for my sweet girl, she is truly a God send.

    If you can donate even just a small amount to help me pay for Maya’s surgery today I would be so grateful. No small rescue can do all of this alone I need you as much as Maya needs her village.
    Please share, donate anything you can every penny counts.

    May 4, 2018 at 6:57 am Reply

  • Shauna Spellman

    For Maya

    May 6, 2018 at 9:11 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Shauna, for your donation, I’m so grateful. ♥️

      May 9, 2018 at 5:20 pm Reply

  • Suzanne Mikhail

    Thank you all so much for your kindness, prayers and donations.
    Thankfully sweet Maya’s surgery was successful and she’s resting comfortably with pain meds, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics yes.
    Please continue to pray for Maya, once she recovers I will have to start with the first hip replacement which is killing me because I’m a nurturer and I don’t want her to go through any more pain but this is unavoidable her hips are so bad .
    If you can help me pay down her current vet bill I would be so grateful to you. Blessings to you all.

    May 9, 2018 at 5:45 pm Reply

  • Dranda Dranda

    Please fix Maya up. No creature deserves to suffer in pain

    May 9, 2018 at 9:45 pm Reply

  • Suzanne Mikhail

    Update: After Maya’s last procedure to stitch up a portion of her incision area, she immediately started feeling much better and today her spirit is up. 😂I owe all of this to God and you my friend’s for supporting and praying for Maya. Thank you. ♥️⚘🙏🐕🐾

    Please continue to support Maya, funds are still needed to make her whole again. She’s truly such a beautiful girl, loves life, people, children, dog’s, and even cat’s. I can’t say enough about this beautiful majestic girl.
    Please continue to help me help Maya, every penny donated will go directly towards her surgeries. Please help me give Maya the life God truly intended for her. ♥️

    May 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Lovely dog deserves our help!

    May 14, 2018 at 8:56 pm Reply