Lulu Medical/Surgery Costs

Raised: $25,734.00
Goal: $28,500.00

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Kimberly Hammond Donahue

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This is Lulu, she is truly the sweetest German Shepherd. She was abandoned at Spoiled Rotten Doggie Daycare  in Danvers, after being left behind there for over a month. She's had a hard... more


Updated posted by Kimberly Hammond Donahue 6 hours ago

I want to thank each and every Angel out there... I am sharing a note that I sent to a few people recently who have sent me beautiful notes and do understand that I will continue to do good things in Lulu's sentiments are below:

"I am completely beyond saddened by all of this... But I will only look for the goodness that she brought to me, my family, and hopefully to everyone who has come to love her like yourself. The past several months have changed my life going forward... forever ...and I have a purpose to help others like Lulu to also give them another chance. Lulu had a very special higher purpose which I believe was to enlighten all of us to the plight that animals that are abused and neglected endure, often silently. I have tried, all along the way, to continuously communicate to everyone her story and updates. When I started this it was because I looked into her eyes and saw that she just desperately wanted love and a good loving home. She came into my life on the one year anniversary of my Dad's passing, my Dad gave me my love and passion for animals.... I have lived in this small town my whole life and people here know my efforts firsthand to help her have hope for a chance at a new life !

My one true desire and goal was to give her a chance at a second life, and for the 3 months she was with me it was a true labor of love that gave her peace and pleasure...and I saw a dog that was truly happy...that wagged her tail for the first time in a very long time.... I have never had a dog bond with me so quickly and so deeply...and I have had at least 2 dogs in my home (all rescues) my entire life and I am 55 yeasrs old. We administered her medications round the clock and fed her religiously on time 3 times a day, with prescription food, finely scrambled hamburg and organic chicken broth - She loved it !!! She learned to play with toys, something she never had before !!! She went for rides in the car and to the beach for a walk, something she never had done before as she was chained outside her whole life beforehand I have since learned. She had a soft orthopedic bed that she curled up on every night and it helped her sleep well despite her being so thin..She learned to play with other dogs, instead of being fearful of them, my dog Shiloh and my daughter's dog Bear, slept with her all curled up together.

So many worse things could have happened to her in her last few months...she could have been let loose on the streets rather than being abandoned at the daycare... she could have been put down immediately and never known the simple pleasures that we were able to share with her. I wanted to give her years of love, attention, and play...we all gave her a second chance... but that was in God's hands..

Please let Lulu's spirit move you to stay true to who you are, a kind soul, who made wonderful gesture that made a huge difference. There are so many souls out there like Lulu that I see on the news who didn't have any chance at all because they didn't find people like you and me before they passed...

I got a wonderful email yesterday on Easter morning from a couple who had made a donation...they expressed their condolences and said that following Lulu's journey had shown them that they need to try to do something more.... they were going to look at all of their local shelters and adopt another dog, perhaps a senior dog that often gets overlooked as eveyone wants puppies.

I got an email from on Kelli Stack, a young woman who was a Silver Medalist Winner on the US Women's Olympic Hockey Team in Sochi this year... she just brought a dog home from Sochi that was simply to be shot because the dogs there run wild and Sochi felt they were a nuisance.. Lulu also touched her heart, and she feels she wants to also do more.

If you wish to stay in touch as I work over time to continue to honor her memory please look for Lulu Danvers MA on FaceBook.


Updated posted by Kimberly Hammond Donahue 4 days ago

For anyone out there who wants to understand what parents of 4 legged children go through with Megaesophagus please go to this open support on Facebook... you will quickly see that it is an insidious disease, but with other complications such as physical abuse and other secondary complications that result from ME... its an uphill climb...


Updated posted by Kimberly Hammond Donahue 4 days ago

I have had many, many dogs in my life, all of them have always been rescues, and the heart wrenching loss that comes when they are called to the Rainbow Bridge always leaves each of us with a sense of loss, grief, and emptiness....and yet Lulu has not been like any other dog I have ever known... She fit in completely, without hesitation, and folded into our hearts and our home in such a deep way, in a very short time period. The words "thank you" do not begin to describe how very deeply I feel .... I have been completely overwhelmed in such a wonderful way by all of the notes, emails, kindness, sharing, and donations from everyone who Lulu has touched with her heart and soul... I was truly the luckiest one to have had the opportunity to care for her... but we all adopted her in our hearts... and the love and connection I am feeling from everyone has been tremendous and healing. I know that Lulu would want me to do for others who, like her, have been left give them the love that they so deserve, help them heal, be comfortable, and find a warm, safe home. That is my wish, and I know she'll be right there with me in spirit.

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Created by Kimberly Hammond Donahue on February 15, 2014

This is Lulu, she is truly the sweetest German Shepherd. She was abandoned at Spoiled Rotten Doggie Daycare  in Danvers, after being left behind there for over a month. She's had a hard life up to this point, spending most of her time outside, but deserves a second chance at life. Danvers Animal Hospital who has seen her in the past has shared that she has a medical condition (esophageal diverticulitis) which requires immediate corrective surgery to allow her to eat and not regurgitate her food. If she doesn't have the surgery, the condition will most likely escalate into a secondary condition (infection in her lungs from aspirating food when vomiting) that could develop, costing her her life. I am going to have her evaluated at Angel Memorial this week for immediate surgery to correct this problem which may cost between $5000 to $8000. depending on severity. Timing is critical. No donation is too small or will go unnoticed...please help me, help Lulu... the Staff at Spoiled Rotten is committed with me to helping her get healthy and get a second chance at life. We are her guardian angels, as she has not had an advocate until this point...  every soul deserves a chance. Thanks for lending whatever support you can.

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The lose of Lulu has affected me so much. Even though I never met her I felt like I knew her. God bless her and you. ..

posted by Evelyn Minkler 4 days ago

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Lulu. But thanks to you and your family she knew true love. My heart goes out to you all.

posted by Cathy Gibson 4 days ago

RIP were loved and cared for by some very special angels. Kimberly, so sorry for your loss. You truly are an angel to care and love lulu the way you did. The world needs more people like you. We have lost a few dogs ourselves and so we know the gut wrenching pain. I hope you have lots of support and receive many hugs to help you through this difficult time xoxox

posted by Joanne Rupinskas 4 days ago

I am hopeful that the daycare that allowed the kibble to be available to LuLu is providing some monetary compensation for this. Knowing her issues, it was not in anyone's best interest to leave kibble in a place any of the dogs could get to. Just Saying. Prayers for LuLu

posted by Lorelei Azarian 5 days ago

My very sweet and lovable LuLu I am so glad you are doing so well today!! I am praying for you everyday and so are many other wonderful people..I hope you are having fun today and feeling much better!! Good luck with your eating better. My black Lab had the same thing, and it is not a good thing; but, you are on the road with wonderful Kimberly!! Kimberly, are you going to be able to keep LuLu?? I sure hope so!!! Love you LuLu!!!!

posted by Margaret Slayton 15 days ago look great! Keep up the good work. GO LULU!!!!!!

posted by Debbie Duncan Campisi 15 days ago

Good morning LuLu......Happy Birthday. You have a great day. You'll start feeling better before you know it. Hugs and Kisses!

posted by Debbie Duncan Campisi 22 days ago

That's great news! She must be so happy to be home. She has been well cared for and loved and being home is the best medicine.

posted by Debbie Duncan Campisi 23 days ago

Great news with the LULU! Can't wait to meet again with a healthy German shepherd again. You can see it in her eyes! Go Lulu!

posted by Dexter Hammond 25 days ago

I have been praying for Lulu. I have a very good feeling that she is going to do okay. I think she is so thankful for you Kimberly and is trying very hard to get better so she can continue to get your love and care, as this is probably the first time in her life she has received it. Thank you for taking such good care of Lulu.

posted by Rebecca Garrett 26 days ago

LuLu looks great! I'm sure your visit had a lot to do with it. I am so glad she ate.....Hugs & Kisses LuLu

posted by Debbie Duncan Campisi 26 days ago

Poor Baby....Saying lots of prayers for LuLu. Be strong little can fight this!

posted by Debbie Duncan Campisi 28 days ago

Good Luck Lulu. Tons of prayers coming your way!

posted by Debbie Duncan Campisi 1 month ago

Has anyone tried / suggested Chinese Herbs and or acupuncture? I've had good results with both on my cat that has IBD.

posted by Ginger Krautkramer 1 month ago

I am still thinking and praying for Lulu Please keep us posted !!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by Margaret Reynolds Kretsch 1 month ago

I am also trying to raise money for my dog's surgery. She was diagnosed with a cancerous growth on her leg. Congrats on raising enough money for Lili.

posted by Diane Elizabeth 2 months ago

I too was curious if a forever home has been found. I had 2 German Shepherds a female who lived to 17 and left me just over 2 years ago. I also had a male I adopted from a kill shelter and was blessed to have for 5 years. He passed 3 months after my Girl Teddy did. He had cancer we were dealing with. He was abandoned in an apartment by a 21 year old and the landlord found him 2 weeks later near death in the apartment. They had used him to train pit bull fighing dogs with...filed his teeth ,missing part or his ears and nose.He was a good boy.I know how expensive medical bills are as the last 2 years of my dogs life I spend 18 grand on needed medical events before they had to leave me for a better place. I'd offer a forever home once Lulu heals up and is ready just let me know...Best wishes.Thank you to all the donors and to Kim for being so loving and caring.

posted by Joe Hercik 2 months ago

I am so glad so many Angels have Come forward. Good Luck to lulu

posted by Alex Johnson-Rodriguez 2 months ago

I am so so so happy to see that Lulu is going to get the help she needs. My dog has been in my life for almost 17 years and he is my everything. He is so important to me and the best thing my parents ever did was adopting him. I hope Lulu finds unconditional love like this.

posted by Jess Galati 2 months ago

Has she been adopted yet?

posted by Gene Lauff 2 months ago

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A beautiful soul she was. And so are you, Kimberly.



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Praying for all of you! Our pets depend on us!



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