Saved from the shelter, Paul (and us) could use YOUR help.
This campaign successfully reached its funding goal and ended 2 years ago
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  • $1,573.75 Donated
  • $1,500.00 Goal
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About the Campaign

Tied to the shelter door at night.

Paul is a great dog!

Dental, eye, and a minor heart problem.

Paul is about 8+ years old. He was at a Los Angeles area animal shelter, where someone left him tied to the door overnight. He had terrible teeth and gum disease, bad eyes including a cherry eye that looks just awful, and a minor heart murmur. You can see about this in the video above.

Paul at the shelter

Step one for Paul:

We got him on heart medication. His murmur is not that bad, and he doesn’t appear to have any heart damage or development of heart disease, so this is probably not going to be an issue. In our experience, heart murmurs are common in dogs of this breed.

Paul’s eye at first

Then he had dental surgery. He had to have his gums worked on, nine teeth removed, and the rest cleaned, but he did fine in surgery and recovered just fine. This cost the rescue about $1000.00.

Step two:

Eye medication to help reduce swelling and generate tear production, Paul responded well the medication and started generating his own tears again very quickly. We also started getting him exercise and attention by taking him, occasionally, on our Runyon Canyon Rescue Dog Hikes. He loves getting outside and he ABSOLUTELY loves attention!

Step three:

Paul’s eyes are improving a lot. He is responding well to medication. The doctor has now scheduled him for surgery on his eye. Paul is partially blind, but we think the eye that looks worse is actually the eye with the best vision, so we want to do the surgery to save it!

Donations for Paul

Paul’s dental surgery, eye surgery and continued heart medications will cost us over $2000.00. All donations here are to help offset these costs as much as possible, which means we can rescue MORE dogs like Paul! If you would like to be part of it, please consider a donation here today. We appreciate them all, and every single dollar helps. Truly and sincerely, we appreciate it so much! Thank you!!!

Paul’s bill for his eye surgery:

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  • Anonymous

    Paul’s going to feel so much better soon, and I hope he’ll be able to see better after his eye surgery.

    March 22, 2021 at 11:36 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      First donor!!! Thank you 🙂

      March 22, 2021 at 11:38 pm Reply

  • Gemma O. Woo

    Not much, but hope and praying many more can donate the same, to reach the goal!

    March 23, 2021 at 8:05 am Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Gemma, your donation is infinitely more than most people! You donated, and that is what means something! Thank you very much 🙂

      March 23, 2021 at 1:16 pm Reply

  • Dana Haveson

    Keep getting better Paul!

    March 23, 2021 at 8:15 am Reply

  • Anna Bellesheim

    Hope Paul gets the care he needs.

    March 23, 2021 at 4:31 pm Reply

  • Pamela Burnett

    Paul hasn’t had it easy so I hope this helps him have a happier tomorrow!

    March 23, 2021 at 5:17 pm Reply

  • Thomas Ainscough

    You guys do great work. I’m glad someone is doing this!

    March 23, 2021 at 7:03 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Thank you Tom!

      March 24, 2021 at 2:39 pm Reply

  • Beth huegel

    Thank you FAD ! Good luck little Paulie ❤

    March 23, 2021 at 9:32 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I love animals and hate to see the suffer. Donated in memory of Joyce and Toby

    March 24, 2021 at 7:24 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      What a sweet thing to do! Thank you for the donation.

      March 24, 2021 at 9:19 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I love shih tzu… its my favorite breed..

    March 24, 2021 at 9:33 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Seniors should be spoiled and pampered – hope he finds a furever family quickly.

    March 25, 2021 at 3:09 am Reply

  • Pamela Burnett

    Paul needs help and I’m happy to be able to give him some :>

    March 31, 2021 at 5:08 pm Reply

  • Olivia March

    Love the work you do!

    April 3, 2021 at 8:42 pm Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      Thank you! And thank you for the donation to Paul!!!

      April 3, 2021 at 10:01 pm Reply