Poor baby cannot walk sometimes, due to torn ACL in his knee!
This campaign successfully reached its funding goal and ended 8 months ago
102% Funded
  • $1,422.50 Donated
  • $1,400.00 Goal
  • 28 Donors
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About the Campaign

He’s a young boy,

he deserves to walk and run again!

Shadow is a good boy, a really great dog, who torn tendons (ACL) in both knees of his rear legs. This condition happens in dogs of his breed, even at his young age of just over 3 years-old.

How Shadow became Melissa’s dog

When he was still a puppy, Shadow would show up in Melissa’s yard, and she would play with him and give him food. Over time he showed up more and more. He was the neighbor’s dog, but they seemed to be neglecting him.

Shadow starting staying at Melissa’s for days in a row, and the neighbor’s didn’t even seem to notice. She talked with them, and realized they were not caring for Shadow, and were probably on drugs or otherwise unable to care for him properly, and Melissa managed to get them to surrender Shadow to her.

What Happened

Last summer Melissa noticed that sometimes there was a “pop” when Shadow walked. And he sometimes acted like his back leg hurt. His breed is well known for be stoic about pain, so she was concerned and took him to the veterinarian.

The vet said he would need ACL surgery on both knees, but that was very expensive, and for now they could try treating with medications and see how it went. In the last months Shadow’s condition has gotten noticeably worse, and the vet now says he has to have surgery. In these cases, where both knees require surgery, one knee is done at a time with months between the surgeries. So we are fundraising for one surgery right now.


Melissa has spent a lot of money on medications for Shadow, and he got a stomach infection five months ago that cost over $500.00 to treat also. She does not have the money for his surgery. Before she heard of Free Animal Doctor she started a GoFundMe that has raised $1000.00.

Shadow’s surgery will be $3750.00 so with the $1000.00 she already has, Shadow needs $2750.00 more. We will adjust this if more donations come in on the GoFundMe, but we do not expect they will… that was friends, and no one has donated in some time.

All money raised here is only for Shadow and only paid directly to the vet! If Shadow does not get surgery, the donations will be refunded. Please donate in confidence that your donation will go only to, and directly to Shadow’s care! WOOOOF!

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  • Fou Maalona

    I’ll never forget this great organization who helped with my Princess get her surgery done. I’ll always donate whatever amount I can afford to help other furbabys in needπŸ’™

    June 30, 2020 at 12:25 pm Reply

    • Melissa Cenotti

      I am so thankful for your help thank you so much for helping my Shadow πŸ™β€οΈ

      July 9, 2020 at 7:50 pm Reply

  • Carmen Olano

    This is my donation for precious Shadow. Please dear God heal this precious digo. Sending prayers and love

    June 30, 2020 at 4:58 pm Reply

    • Melissa Cenotti

      Thank you so much!!!! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™β€οΈ We are so great full….

      July 9, 2020 at 7:52 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Pray for reaching what Shadow needs and healing his knees!

    June 30, 2020 at 9:49 pm Reply

    • Melissa Cenotti

      Thank you so much for helping… πŸ™β€οΈ

      July 9, 2020 at 7:53 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for rescuing Shadow! I hope he gets his surgery soon. If you are able, try to talk to local rescues in your area. They sometimes have Vets that give them a discounted rate. Good Luck and Thank you!!

    July 2, 2020 at 3:50 pm Reply

    • Melissa Cenotti

      Thank you so much we really appreciate your help.. πŸ™πŸ™β€οΈ Iv tried talking to so many different organizations no one could help I’m so thankful for this place. The only place that I had found through a referral will not help due to Covid Iv tried so many places. Thank you 😊

      July 9, 2020 at 7:58 pm Reply

  • Anne Johanson


    July 3, 2020 at 3:43 pm Reply

    • Melissa Cenotti

      Thank you so much for your help we really appreciate your help…. πŸ™πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜Š

      July 9, 2020 at 7:59 pm Reply

  • Debra Cenotti Mickel

    Help for Shadow…May he play once more

    July 9, 2020 at 10:01 pm Reply

  • Louisa Jaskulski

    Hoping for a good surgeon

    July 15, 2020 at 11:51 pm Reply

  • Tom Heim

    Dogs rule.

    August 7, 2020 at 1:20 pm Reply

  • Anne Johanson


    October 20, 2020 at 11:44 am Reply

  • Gerri Monohan

    This organization helped our rescue repair one of our rescue Goldens. GRCGLARescue

    October 20, 2020 at 12:03 pm Reply

  • Danielle Johnson

    In memory of our dog Shadow who could run like the wind

    October 20, 2020 at 1:49 pm Reply

  • Anna Bellesheim

    Hope Shadow is able to have his surgery. Grateful he now has a caring owner

    October 20, 2020 at 4:59 pm Reply

    • Melissa Cenotti

      Thank you so much 😊😊❀️ We really appreciate your help we are very thankful πŸ€—

      October 21, 2020 at 12:44 am Reply

  • Tahitia Ruby

    Our doggy “Happy & her dog Shadow share the same rescue story

    October 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm Reply

    • Melissa Cenotti


      October 21, 2020 at 12:45 am Reply

      • Melissa Cenotti

        Thank you so much for your help we really appreciate you Thank you 😊

        October 21, 2020 at 12:47 am Reply