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.
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!