Sierra

Found on the freeway, she is elderly, with lots of scars and some tumors.
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About the Campaign

Update 5/4/20

She left the vet today and is with a temporary foster in Ontario, California. (If you would like to foster and live in southern California, please let us know!) She has an estimate for about $850 in tests and another $950 for surgery for her foot and the terrible toe. She may be diabetic and/or have Cushing’s diseases, so more tests may be necessary.

Thanks to the AMAZING donations so far she is being cared for and will continue to receive great medical care! THANK YOU. Vet estimates are listed at the bottom of this post, and here is a picture of her sleeping, safely and happily tonight:


Found on the Freeway

Elderly girl has been neglected a long time

Scars, callouses, and a terrible tumor on her toe.

Found on side of the 210 freeway near Fontana, California. This poor dog was baking in the sun, with no shade. Good samaritans waited over two hours for animal control, but finally had to take her themselves.

DreamFetchers Project Rescue got her to the vet. She is in rough shape, and clearly an older dog. The worst visible problem is a terrible tumor on her toe that appears to have pushed her nails out.

She has been named Sierra, and has a very sweet disposition. She will need care and some time at the vet, as well as a lot of tests, so donations are really needed! All donations here are for Sierra! Please donate in confidence to help Sierra recover and find a good home!

Vet Estimates (so far):

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77 comments

  • Jana Kurtz

    Prayers for Sierra

    May 3, 2020 at 1:05 pm Reply

    • Char Day

      Jana thanks for being the first to donate for Sierra’s much needed care. 💓

      May 4, 2020 at 1:52 am Reply

  • Keli Sandoval

    I’m so sorry sweet Sierra. GOD BLESS you and the ones that found and helped you.

    May 3, 2020 at 1:06 pm Reply

  • Leslie Gray

    This little angel in the prime of her life is dumped on a freeway with no more care or concern then putting the car in drive and leaving her there to die. May the skilled hands of all medical professionals take care of her and place her in a loving home for the remainder of her sweet years.

    May 3, 2020 at 1:19 pm Reply

  • Mimi Mitz

    Thank you for your kindness towards Sierra

    May 3, 2020 at 1:37 pm Reply

  • Patricia Morris

    Sending good thoughts sweetie.

    May 3, 2020 at 1:38 pm Reply

  • ALICE HAUCK

    Please help this sweet baby

    May 3, 2020 at 1:45 pm Reply

  • Jacki Scarborough

    For Sierra…time to heal baby girl…

    May 3, 2020 at 1:48 pm Reply

  • Helen Baker Williams

    Hope this baby has her surgery and gets a fab new loving home xx

    May 3, 2020 at 1:55 pm Reply

  • Dawn Cummings

    Thank you for saving Sierra❤️

    May 3, 2020 at 1:58 pm Reply

  • Karen Castoldi

    For the elderly dog found on the freeway

    May 3, 2020 at 2:05 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Please take good care of her and hope she finds a caring home

    May 3, 2020 at 2:09 pm Reply

  • Ellen Cameron

    I am wishing for sierra to be healed and find a loving home

    May 3, 2020 at 2:10 pm Reply

  • Jeanette Palmer

    Please help make Sierra well again.

    May 3, 2020 at 2:16 pm Reply

  • Alison Buckles

    I want a better life for this dog.

    May 3, 2020 at 2:18 pm Reply

  • Janet McBurney

    this is for the sweet Boxer dumped on the side of the road. Thank you

    May 3, 2020 at 2:35 pm Reply

  • Janet Weismantel Thomas

    It has been horrific to see dogs dumped-especially in such bad shape-and then on the side of the freeway. Monsters live among us.

    May 3, 2020 at 2:46 pm Reply

  • Maria Bessem

    God bless you Sierra

    May 3, 2020 at 3:05 pm Reply

  • JoAnne Smith

    HANG ON SWEET SIERRA, YOU ARE IN GOOD HANDS NOW.

    May 3, 2020 at 3:11 pm Reply

  • Cristina Balderston

    I hope Sierra will get well soon and find a loving family

    May 3, 2020 at 3:14 pm Reply

  • Barbara Schwab

    The inhumanity of mankind breaks my heart in pieces. I just lost my boxer girl at 4 yrs old to Lymphoma. A precious baby left to be tortured. I pray she gets spoiled with love..

    May 3, 2020 at 3:34 pm Reply

    • Debbie Stinnet

      Breaks my heart! I lost my boxer girl. I did everything possible to save her. Surgery. She had bloat. She was just past 5 yrs. Still haunts me. Then people throw away a precious soul like this! I just cannot grasp it! What kind of a human does this? A selfish ignorant cruel person indeed. They didnt deserve her love! God bless her and thise who saved her!

      May 3, 2020 at 8:38 pm Reply

  • Carmen Blacklock

    You don’t treat these sweet babies like that. Thank you for saving her.

    May 3, 2020 at 4:11 pm Reply

  • Cheryl Elliott-Zyss

    Dear sweet Sierra you do not deserve this! You are an angel of God and may you be blessed with all the care you need. Thank you to the beautiful soul who made sure you are safe.

    May 3, 2020 at 4:16 pm Reply

  • Duranne Ray

    For Sierra

    May 3, 2020 at 4:27 pm Reply

  • cory friedrichsen

    For the pupperonis

    May 3, 2020 at 4:40 pm Reply

  • Nicole Nicholson

    Been involved with Rescue for 10 years! There’s no excuse for leaving a dog on the side of a freeway!

    May 3, 2020 at 4:45 pm Reply

  • Ida Reffett

    For Sierra

    May 3, 2020 at 4:49 pm Reply

  • Esteban Rivera

    Poor sweet soul. I hope she gets everything she needs and knows only love from now on.

    May 3, 2020 at 5:11 pm Reply

  • Diane Buchanan

    Sierra because people suck❗️

    May 3, 2020 at 5:41 pm Reply

  • Diane Buchanan

    Because humans sucj❗️

    May 3, 2020 at 5:43 pm Reply

  • Nancy Thomson

    Thank you for helping this poor sweet girl. She deserves much better than to be dumped like that!

    May 3, 2020 at 5:50 pm Reply

  • Diane Buchanan

    Because humans suck❗️

    May 3, 2020 at 5:50 pm Reply

  • Lina Leslie

    Sending prayers for Sierra

    May 3, 2020 at 5:54 pm Reply

  • Chesley Cipolla

    I want to be a part of helping

    May 3, 2020 at 6:04 pm Reply

  • Natacha Ciambotti

    Paying it forward, not those who helped me, but I’ve been helped with my pets in times of need.

    May 3, 2020 at 6:07 pm Reply

  • Karen Knabe

    Praying she finds love and a forever home . Get well sweet girl

    May 3, 2020 at 6:08 pm Reply

  • Virginia Defranco

    I just want to cry, this completely breaks my heart. How can someone be so cruel and inhumane as to leave a living being like that?? I hope and PRAY that this person, whoever did this will get their payback 1000 times over. This is wrong some people today have no empathy or compassion. God help them, they are going to need it.

    May 3, 2020 at 6:45 pm Reply

  • Kristy Licursi

    Thank you for helping this sweet dog.

    May 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm Reply

  • Christine Minicucci

    This baby was found on the fwy in the city of Fontana (my hometown.) I can’t give much but I hope it helps. Thank you for saving the beautiful baby.

    May 3, 2020 at 7:26 pm Reply

  • Marion Whittington

    This old dog does not deserve to die like this

    May 3, 2020 at 7:37 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Dogs have come to mean so much in our lives. …

    May 3, 2020 at 7:45 pm Reply

  • Ms Sue Johnson

    So sad to see the horrible condition this poor baby is in and that she was just dumped like garbage I pray she finds a loving home and a big soft bed !!!

    May 3, 2020 at 7:49 pm Reply

  • Carrie Dean

    GOD BLESS YOU SWEET GIRL

    May 3, 2020 at 7:55 pm Reply

  • Paula Coen

    Prayers swp

    May 3, 2020 at 7:57 pm Reply

  • michelle brown

    poor girl. hope this helps her heal.

    May 3, 2020 at 8:26 pm Reply

  • Nancy Stone

    This one really got to me. Look at this sweet girl just sitting there on the freeway and the state of her feet! Thank you, Good Samaritan

    May 3, 2020 at 8:32 pm Reply

  • Natalie Zolnay

    Thank God for the good samaritan who saved this poor abused dogs life. Very heartbreaking to think someone would do this to their dog. Dogs loves you unconditionally. Please keep us updated on Sierra’s recovery. Prayers for Sierra. 🙏🐶❤

    May 3, 2020 at 9:35 pm Reply

  • Jennifer Schwartz

    Prayers for Sierra, sweet little senior girl. 🙏

    May 4, 2020 at 3:10 am Reply

  • Natalie Zolnay

    Donating because I am an animal love and Sierra is in need of medical help. It pains me to see the abuse she has been through and the pain she has suffered. God Bless the lady who stopped to save Sierra. I’m praying for Sierra’s recovery and her future forever home.

    May 4, 2020 at 4:57 am Reply

  • Lynette tropp

    How is she doin’?

    May 4, 2020 at 7:16 am Reply

  • Susan T.

    Thank you for saving!! Animal control (Riverside, it’s campuses, San Bernardino, Devore, etc.) would take to the facilities that are high kill and have proven ineptness when Red List for stress/depression, old…. Realize difficult times. Taxpayers dollars are to “shelter” NOT destroy innocent victims of PURE EVIL 😈 humans who should be put down before the animals!!!!
    This should be a felony!!!!
    Donations, volunteers and fosters ALWAYS NEEDED for rescues like this to continue to save precious lives!!

    May 4, 2020 at 7:38 am Reply

  • Loretta F Katano

    When I seen this, it made me cry. Don’t know how anyone can abuse a precious animal like she has been abused. And then to leave her along the freeway like that. People like that are sick.

    May 4, 2020 at 7:45 am Reply

  • Andrea Oliveira

    This lil girl deserves a chance to be w a family that will love her …Godspeed to you babygirl and I hope who ever did this die a slow horrible death !!!!

    May 4, 2020 at 8:17 am Reply

  • Stephanie Blake

    Whoever dumped her should be punished! I would love to take care of that!

    May 4, 2020 at 11:21 am Reply

  • Holly Morris

    Bless you guys for helping her. I can’t donate a lot, but every little bit helps. I wish I could do more. She’s precious 💕

    May 4, 2020 at 2:40 pm Reply

  • Judy Carter

    I hope this vet will help her. Her past owners should be punished but will probably not be given punishment. Thank God for for the person who saved her from dying in the heat. How cruel for this poor old gal. Thank you for caring to this vet.

    May 4, 2020 at 2:55 pm Reply

  • Connie Swihart

    OMG! People SUCK!! Get that poor baby girl some water!!! I’d love to take her.

    May 4, 2020 at 6:17 pm Reply

  • Lesley Murphy

    It is beyond belief how cruel people can be. This sweet girl deserves a better life.

    May 4, 2020 at 7:50 pm Reply

  • Wendi Otto

    Thank you for saving this Senior. Prayers she can recover and live a good life.

    May 4, 2020 at 11:58 pm Reply

  • Tammy Dover

    I am so far away but my husband and I love boxer’s, we have one and we would love to adopt this one if we could arrange transportation. We live in Wilmington NC. If something could be worked out, please let us know. I already love her.

    May 5, 2020 at 7:35 am Reply

  • Carrie Hills

    I’m so grateful for what you’re doing for Sierra.

    May 5, 2020 at 7:57 am Reply

  • Helen Witts

    With love for this beautiful old girl from the UK

    May 5, 2020 at 12:44 pm Reply

  • Andrea Buhler-Lartz

    People do not deserve dogs.

    May 5, 2020 at 12:58 pm Reply

  • Salinda Ornelas

    Thank you so much.

    May 5, 2020 at 1:05 pm Reply

  • Donna Cannici-Davis

    Absolutely deplorable what people do to animals! NO EXCUSE EVER!!!

    May 5, 2020 at 2:36 pm Reply

  • devon abejo

    I have a special place in my heart for the golden oldies. I hope you find your forever home sweet girl.

    May 5, 2020 at 4:12 pm Reply

  • Danielle Langley

    For u beautiful Sierra!

    May 5, 2020 at 6:49 pm Reply

  • Michelle Smith

    I have 2 boxers and hold a special place for these lovable pooches

    May 6, 2020 at 6:23 am Reply

  • Brenda Neal

    What a precious baby! Thank you and bless you for saving her!!

    May 6, 2020 at 5:12 pm Reply

  • Kent Rogne

    Please keep me posted.

    May 6, 2020 at 7:57 pm Reply

  • Sandra Witt

    Animals need to be treated like humans. People are thoughtless and cruel

    May 7, 2020 at 7:49 am Reply

  • Jamie Pinsonnault

    All dogs deserved to be loved and cared for until it’s their time to cross the rainbow bridge.

    May 7, 2020 at 10:47 am Reply

  • Cristal Haberkorn

    These prices seem so reasonable! I’m in Atlanta. I wish this vet was near me.

    A couple of months ago, my little dog, Cooper, a 12 lb silky terrier mix, got hit by a car in front of where I live. (The neighbor, who was driving too fast in the parking lot, later rejected any responsibility or assistance.) All the driver kept doing was screaming, “Oh I’m so sorry”, but didn’t do anything practical. I got him to the emergency vet within 30 minutes. (10 minutes of her screaming, 10 minutes to get my car keys, and 10 minutes drive to the vet.)

    I had to sign papers and give them my credit card before they would do anything to him. I could hardly fill out the paperwork my hand was shaking so much. At 1st they said $1500-2500,….I wasn’t ready to let him go. He had traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding, and multiple fractures to his pelvis. He had to have blood transfusion and was in an incubator for 2 days. I got everyone I knew praying.

    He lived!!! My Cooper is my miracle dog! After pulling through, they told me because of the pelvic fractures, he needed surgery to cut off the top of his femur. So when all was said and done, it turned out to be $8500 total. I’m a working senior (72). But Cooper fought through and he is 110% including his brain! Shortly after this happened, a friend told me about these type of funding, but I was too upset to even figure out how to do it.

    In reading this article on Sierra, I now know for others. Thank you for the work you do. I hope you fix up Sierra and find her a loving forever home to live out her remaining days! I never shared this publicly, so I hope you don’t mind my sharing this here now.

    May 7, 2020 at 1:15 pm Reply

  • Jane Thomas

    Want to help this precious dog

    May 7, 2020 at 1:45 pm Reply

  • Penelope Corcoran

    I am a huge animal lover. I think people who abandon and abuse animals are monsters. Good luck sweet Sierra. Senior dogs deserve love and care too🐶🐾❤🥰

    May 9, 2020 at 4:12 pm Reply

  • Robert Chavira

    Get well fast , and please get a loving home

    May 12, 2020 at 3:37 pm Reply