Murphy

Needs surgery on his knee, little rescue guy can barely walk.
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About the Campaign

They were going to put him to sleep,

due to extensive injuries no one was taking him!

Meet Murphy, brought in stray to the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter, he had scrapes, cuts and other injuries, probably hit by a car or something similar… and he was limping, not using his rear right leg. The doctor’s report said they thought he had a broken leg, but the shelter doesn’t do much for injured animals, and he wasn’t thoroughly diagnosed.

The shelter put out an email asking for rescues to take him, but they got no offers. The staff at the shelter really like him though, and gave him a lot of attention. Despite his injuries he was a really sweet dog, and young too, probably just around 2 years-old. That’s how the team at SCARS (SoCal Animal Rescue Squad, website) found out about him. They were rescuing another dog at the shelter and the staff asked them if they could take Murphy too (at the time the shelter had him named Ozzy).

SCARS had just taken another “medical” dog (a dog that would need expensive treatment), and they could not take Murphy, but they did try to help and find a rescue. But as the days went by, no one came. And then the shelter put Murphy on the list of dogs to euthanize. His date was Saturday, April 16th. And by that afternoon, he was still in the shelter. Frustrated, and without the money to pay for his care, the SCARS team went and got him!

Murphy’s injury:

Taking him to their vet, Murphy had a number of cuts, and rashes to take care of, including one on his ear that had still not healed. He also had part of one ear cut off, though that looks to be an older injury. But the leg, well it wasn’t broken after all, but his knee was damaged. The cranial cruciate ligament was torn, this is similar to the ACL in humans. In dogs it makes it painful to walk or put weight on the leg, and will lead to irreversible damage if not treated. And the only treatment is surgery, called TPLO (read about that HERE).

Murphy resting at his foster home

SCARS does not have the money for this procedure, which is about $3000 and requires a doctor specialized in this type of surgery. Let’s support this great 501c3 rescue, and Murphy, by donating to his surgery! Murphy can get better, and then be adopted. Can you make a donation to him today?

 

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23 comments

  • Dana Haveson

    Get well soon Murphy!

    April 24, 2022 at 2:32 pm Reply

  • Tosca Fasso

    Thank you for all that you do for these pups!

    April 24, 2022 at 8:18 pm Reply

  • Jessica Gonzales

    Thank you SCARS

    April 26, 2022 at 10:38 pm Reply

  • Sonia Ramirez

    Thank you for rescuing Murphy!!!

    April 27, 2022 at 9:19 am Reply

  • Marie Laurin

    I had the pleasure to meet Murphy. Despite the multiple and painful injuries he suffers from, Murphy kept on wagging his tail and was very affectionate…slobbering me with kisses and playful with my other dogs. Astoundingly, Murphy has not given hope on humans so please help out Murphy get the life he deserves. Thank you!

    April 27, 2022 at 10:28 am Reply

  • marie Laurin

    I had the pleasure to meet Murphy. Despite the multiple and painful injuries he suffers from, Murphy kept on wagging his tail and was very affectionate…slobbering me with kisses and playful with my other dogs. Astoundingly, Murphy has not given hope on humans so please help out Murphy get the life he deserves. Thank you!

    April 27, 2022 at 10:33 am Reply

  • Dianne Nowak

    For Murphy’s medical!❤️🙏

    April 27, 2022 at 11:15 am Reply

  • Karen Munoz

    Thank you for helping Ozzy

    April 27, 2022 at 11:47 am Reply

  • Kristyn Molina

    Thank you.

    April 27, 2022 at 3:06 pm Reply

  • Kristin Mack

    Good luck. 💕

    April 27, 2022 at 10:03 pm Reply

  • katie palos

    Thank you for helping him out. I am very touched by this story and wish you all the best. God bless!!

    April 27, 2022 at 10:10 pm Reply

  • Deborah Dawood

    Sending lots of Love to Murphy ❤️And a speedy recovering 🙏

    April 27, 2022 at 11:44 pm Reply

  • Donna Yelusich

    Get well Murphy

    April 27, 2022 at 11:57 pm Reply

  • Matthew Marple

    Thanks so much for helping with all the animals. You fixed my four feral kittens for me. Thanks so much!

    April 28, 2022 at 9:15 am Reply

  • Esh Salmon

    Sending love to Murphy, love Teddy and Louie

    April 28, 2022 at 1:17 pm Reply

  • Christine Degan

    Good luck Murphy

    April 28, 2022 at 2:29 pm Reply

  • Patricia Villalobos

    For sweet Murphy❤️❤️Best of luck baby💋

    April 28, 2022 at 4:20 pm Reply

  • Adrienne Crane

    Feel better sweet Murphy!

    April 28, 2022 at 8:34 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Hope sweet Murphy can get his surgery and also a wonderful home!!

    April 30, 2022 at 9:26 am Reply

  • Linda Mendoza

    This is for Ozzy aka Murphy surgery.

    April 30, 2022 at 9:48 am Reply

  • Ute Guelsen

    For Murphy❤️

    April 30, 2022 at 10:36 am Reply

  • Ute Guelsen

    For Murphy

    May 11, 2022 at 12:32 am Reply

  • Rosamaria Marquez

    Love you Murphy 😍 Love and thanks to you ad

    May 11, 2022 at 6:25 pm Reply