They shot Sonny for barking

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Raised by 138 people in 19 months
Sonny, my 15 month old German Shepherd was shot by a neighbor for barking at his caged turkeys. Sonny got out when some workmen left an area of fence open, and he made his way across the street where a neighbor apparently raises turkeys. This fellow then shot our pup in the chest with a rifle and casually walked over to tell my wife in front of our three small children. Hysterical, she did locate Sonny crawling home and whisked him to Emergency Veterinary. He was transferred by ambulance to Dove Lewis Veterinary trauma center and remains in very critical condition. Sonny was my Iraq PTSD therapy dog of sorts, a gentle and sweet pup who didn't deserve this. Tonight alone, we put down 5000.00 to keep him alive and are quite extended. If he makes it through the next 24-48 hrs, he may come home. I need help with vet bills and an attorney to deal with this wanton and trigger-happy neighbor. Please help us if you can. Look for Sonny's story in the coming days on KOIN channel 6.
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For us, we have seen just how cruel some people can be. I haven't seen that the sheriff has taken a great deal of interest yet either, even though we're talking about gunfire in a Sherwood residential neighborhood. And though we've only lived here a week, it's shocking to see just how careless people are about shooting in the city limits with no apparent consequences.
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We both work very hard, and we will go to the ends of the earth for our furry child... And so, we also turn to you, whomever you are, for any help you can offer my devastated family and the vets working to save little Sonny. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
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Sonny is recovering well thanks to the great care he has received throughout his ordeal. Thank you from all of us for helping us to pay for him.
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Thank you all!
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Thank you all for your prayers and support! Sonny will be featured on KATU Channel 2 tonight at 6pm for those of you who would like to see how our shy guy is doing. Thanks to all again!
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I would like very much to thank everyone who has visited our campaign page with support, wishes or thoughts. We have been overwhelmed by the support, having received notes from people as far away as Romania. Sonny is doing well and will be seeing his normal, non-emergency vet today. God bless you all!
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Alli Farmer
19 months ago
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I work at the banfield that sonny and Sonja go to and I was just heartbroken by this story, I was so glad when I went in to work this morning and saw the fax that sonny was able to go home. Your banfield family loves you and hopes for the speediest of recoveries!

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Jeanette Espinoza
19 months ago
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I am so sorry. That is ridiculous!!!! We have a gf named Samantha. She is only a couple months younger than Your amazing Sonny. There is no way sonny was a threat to those stupid turkeys. We live here in sherwood. I have shared your story and this page in the sherwood community info page and the sherwood community forum page. I have also shared on my own profile. My family is outraged for your family right now. Is there anything else we can do for you? Guarantee the turkeys he has lost were because of coyotes. Sweet Sweet sonny we are thinking of you buddy.

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Cassandra Richards
19 months ago
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Does he have the proper zoning/permits, etc. to raise turkeys on that property?

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Brittany Marie Clark
19 months ago
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Coming from someone who has a Therapy Dog If anyone, i mean anyone, hurt my Lucy i wouldn't think twice about doing the same to that person! My prayers to you and your family and beautiful little Sonny!

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Doug Davis
19 months ago
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Send me the guys address...it will be done.

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Lisa Farrell
19 months ago
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I am so happy Sonny is home. Please put up a fence for him so he doesn't wander into the neighbors yard again or he will get shot again. we no longer live in a civilized country sadly. thank you also for going the extra mile to save your family member

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Susan Brummett
19 months ago
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I'm so very sorry about what happened to poor Sonny. I hope he gets well soon. Dogs can be really resilient. I cannot believe the response from one of the commenter. He had no right to attack you like that. I also hope that you get justice for Sonny. Unfortunately, that's not likely to happen in that area of Oregon. Best wishes to you and your family. Get well soon

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Catherine Creel
19 months ago
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I donated because I too, have a service dog (pictured with me) who has escaped when workers left my gate open. Fortunately, my neighbors are sane, and just brought him back to me. My dog is literally worth the price of 1,000 turkeys and has saved my life more than once. These animals are not easily replaced. I pray that Sonny recovers quickly and you find justice for this heinous act against your family member. Thank you for your service!

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Joshua Fonzi
19 months ago
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Thank you all. And thank you very much Mrs Espinoza. All the publicity we can get helps. Sonny's care is hovering around $7000.00 through tomorrow. We're so blessed at all the help that has come in so far. We love you all!

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Vicki L. Bardash Garrett
19 months ago
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http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/609.150 According to this code, your neighbor should be arrested for violating it.

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Irina Teodorescu
19 months ago
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I feel so angry and hertbroken... And I just hope for a full recovery for Sonny ! You have all my love from the other side of the ocean !

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Nancy Nix
19 months ago
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I'm so sorry to hear what happened to Sonny. I hope he pulls through! My 2 dogs are my 4 legged kids, I would be devastated if that happened to them. Positive vibes and love to Sonny from California. ♡♡♡

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Kaitlin Pascua
19 months ago
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I'd like to donate some but not on here as gofundme takes portion of money

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Mary Farr
19 months ago
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Sonny is hanging in there. They gave him a medication to bring down the brain swelling which is helping his blood pressure. He is having some major respiratory straining trying to regulate his breathing. The bullet went through both lungs and so oxygen is leaking into his chest cavity but they are confident that that drain is slowing. They're exploring his esophagus for punctures and think that maybe the bullet scathed the spinal cord. Much progress to be made but our sweet guy is holding steady. I'll update when I know more.

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Salem Cat
19 months ago
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As a Gun Owner and NRA Member it is high time that to end the Free-For-All that Farmers have enjoyed when dealing with their Neighbor's Pets.

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Robert Hudson
19 months ago
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+check this out http://oregondoglife.com/2016/07/02/vet-therapy-dog-shot-by-neighbor-for-scaring-turkeys/

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Debra Dobbins
19 months ago
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He looks so much better. I cannot wait to see him on Sunday! I love him so much and he is a great friend!!!

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Jason Bailey
11 months ago

Any updates on this guy? What is his prognosis? I'm heartbroken for you and your family. We are a family of dog lovers.

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Irina Teodorescu
19 months ago

What a beautiful family you have, Sonny !! I am so happy your recovery goes well!!!!

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Warren Hansen
19 months ago

Dear family of Sunny the Sheppard...Please Please checkout a company called Stemtech...I've been a T-8 paraplegic since Sept 1999 at age 39 and am now 54 I started taking there natural supplement called SE3 short for StemEnhance on Jan,10, 2013 and in one week my severe chronic pain has been nearly cured and in the weeks and months to follow my wrists,elbows and shoulders that have been getting worse and worse from the yrs of pushing my wheelchair have completely healed along with many more things that I would be happy to tell you about if you are interested but my main reason I'm messaging you is because they also make this for our four legged family members... A little more then a year ago my ex wifes 13yr old daughters pomeranian had his hip severely fractured from a much larger dog and the Vet said it would cost 3 to 4 thousand for a surgery that they said was no guarantee...She could not afford that kind of money so I bought them a bottle of what I call doggie stemtech and before the bottle was used up her daughters dog was running around like a pup again...there are a lot of Vet clinics and hospitals around the country that know of this company and also purchase and prescribe this for there customers...I know it may sound to good to be true but I'm glad in this case that I did not listen to that often true adage ..In short what it does is to get the bodies bone marrow to produce in large numbers adult stem cells that flood the blood stream going to the ares of the body that is signaling were it needs repair and if your body is in no need of repair the extra stem cells go to replacing the millions of cells that are dying in our bodies daily ..As kids we healed quickly because we had an abundance of adult stem cells from our bone marrow but as we age is slows down and you have more cells dying daily then is getting replaced and this natural supplement helps to level the playing field ...Please investigate for yourself and try at least one bottle for Sunny..I think you will be very happy you did..Even after a little over 13yrs of being paralyzed after trying this I had some feeling come back and can now tell when my bladder is full and can feel a little heat on my feet and shins from the space heater and as I mentioned my wrists,elbow and shoulders healed and a 3rd degree burn on my stomach fom a cassarole dish healed in half the time doctors predicted and the same went for my first skin breakdown on my bottom from all things sitting on a cornut..After that my doctor from Harborview in Seattle wanted to know what or how I was able to heal so quickly and I told them about stemtech and she looked it up and found no reason why I should not continue taking it ..I told them they should recommend this to there patients but they cannot because it is not FDA approved because it is all natural and not a drug..

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Jen Bentley
18 months ago

Hi, this is so awful. And equally awful that you just moved there and you live next door to such a trigger-happy person. Hope you get some justice.

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Alli Farmer
19 months ago
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I work at the banfield that sonny and Sonja go to and I was just heartbroken by this story, I was so glad when I went in to work this morning and saw the fax that sonny was able to go home. Your banfield family loves you and hopes for the speediest of recoveries!

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Jeanette Espinoza
19 months ago
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I am so sorry. That is ridiculous!!!! We have a gf named Samantha. She is only a couple months younger than Your amazing Sonny. There is no way sonny was a threat to those stupid turkeys. We live here in sherwood. I have shared your story and this page in the sherwood community info page and the sherwood community forum page. I have also shared on my own profile. My family is outraged for your family right now. Is there anything else we can do for you? Guarantee the turkeys he has lost were because of coyotes. Sweet Sweet sonny we are thinking of you buddy.

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Cassandra Richards
19 months ago
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Does he have the proper zoning/permits, etc. to raise turkeys on that property?

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Brittany Marie Clark
19 months ago
4
4

Coming from someone who has a Therapy Dog If anyone, i mean anyone, hurt my Lucy i wouldn't think twice about doing the same to that person! My prayers to you and your family and beautiful little Sonny!

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Doug Davis
19 months ago
4
4

Send me the guys address...it will be done.

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Lisa Farrell
19 months ago
3
3

I am so happy Sonny is home. Please put up a fence for him so he doesn't wander into the neighbors yard again or he will get shot again. we no longer live in a civilized country sadly. thank you also for going the extra mile to save your family member

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Susan Brummett
19 months ago
3
3

I'm so very sorry about what happened to poor Sonny. I hope he gets well soon. Dogs can be really resilient. I cannot believe the response from one of the commenter. He had no right to attack you like that. I also hope that you get justice for Sonny. Unfortunately, that's not likely to happen in that area of Oregon. Best wishes to you and your family. Get well soon

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Catherine Creel
19 months ago
3
3

I donated because I too, have a service dog (pictured with me) who has escaped when workers left my gate open. Fortunately, my neighbors are sane, and just brought him back to me. My dog is literally worth the price of 1,000 turkeys and has saved my life more than once. These animals are not easily replaced. I pray that Sonny recovers quickly and you find justice for this heinous act against your family member. Thank you for your service!

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Joshua Fonzi
19 months ago
3
3

Thank you all. And thank you very much Mrs Espinoza. All the publicity we can get helps. Sonny's care is hovering around $7000.00 through tomorrow. We're so blessed at all the help that has come in so far. We love you all!

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Vicki L. Bardash Garrett
19 months ago
2
2

http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/609.150 According to this code, your neighbor should be arrested for violating it.

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Irina Teodorescu
19 months ago
2
2

I feel so angry and hertbroken... And I just hope for a full recovery for Sonny ! You have all my love from the other side of the ocean !

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Nancy Nix
19 months ago
2
2

I'm so sorry to hear what happened to Sonny. I hope he pulls through! My 2 dogs are my 4 legged kids, I would be devastated if that happened to them. Positive vibes and love to Sonny from California. ♡♡♡

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Kaitlin Pascua
19 months ago
2
2

I'd like to donate some but not on here as gofundme takes portion of money

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Mary Farr
19 months ago
2
2

Sonny is hanging in there. They gave him a medication to bring down the brain swelling which is helping his blood pressure. He is having some major respiratory straining trying to regulate his breathing. The bullet went through both lungs and so oxygen is leaking into his chest cavity but they are confident that that drain is slowing. They're exploring his esophagus for punctures and think that maybe the bullet scathed the spinal cord. Much progress to be made but our sweet guy is holding steady. I'll update when I know more.

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Salem Cat
19 months ago
1
1

As a Gun Owner and NRA Member it is high time that to end the Free-For-All that Farmers have enjoyed when dealing with their Neighbor's Pets.

+ Read More
Robert Hudson
19 months ago
1
1

+check this out http://oregondoglife.com/2016/07/02/vet-therapy-dog-shot-by-neighbor-for-scaring-turkeys/

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Debra Dobbins
19 months ago
1
1

He looks so much better. I cannot wait to see him on Sunday! I love him so much and he is a great friend!!!

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Jason Bailey
11 months ago

Any updates on this guy? What is his prognosis? I'm heartbroken for you and your family. We are a family of dog lovers.

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Irina Teodorescu
19 months ago

What a beautiful family you have, Sonny !! I am so happy your recovery goes well!!!!

+ Read More
Warren Hansen
19 months ago

Dear family of Sunny the Sheppard...Please Please checkout a company called Stemtech...I've been a T-8 paraplegic since Sept 1999 at age 39 and am now 54 I started taking there natural supplement called SE3 short for StemEnhance on Jan,10, 2013 and in one week my severe chronic pain has been nearly cured and in the weeks and months to follow my wrists,elbows and shoulders that have been getting worse and worse from the yrs of pushing my wheelchair have completely healed along with many more things that I would be happy to tell you about if you are interested but my main reason I'm messaging you is because they also make this for our four legged family members... A little more then a year ago my ex wifes 13yr old daughters pomeranian had his hip severely fractured from a much larger dog and the Vet said it would cost 3 to 4 thousand for a surgery that they said was no guarantee...She could not afford that kind of money so I bought them a bottle of what I call doggie stemtech and before the bottle was used up her daughters dog was running around like a pup again...there are a lot of Vet clinics and hospitals around the country that know of this company and also purchase and prescribe this for there customers...I know it may sound to good to be true but I'm glad in this case that I did not listen to that often true adage ..In short what it does is to get the bodies bone marrow to produce in large numbers adult stem cells that flood the blood stream going to the ares of the body that is signaling were it needs repair and if your body is in no need of repair the extra stem cells go to replacing the millions of cells that are dying in our bodies daily ..As kids we healed quickly because we had an abundance of adult stem cells from our bone marrow but as we age is slows down and you have more cells dying daily then is getting replaced and this natural supplement helps to level the playing field ...Please investigate for yourself and try at least one bottle for Sunny..I think you will be very happy you did..Even after a little over 13yrs of being paralyzed after trying this I had some feeling come back and can now tell when my bladder is full and can feel a little heat on my feet and shins from the space heater and as I mentioned my wrists,elbow and shoulders healed and a 3rd degree burn on my stomach fom a cassarole dish healed in half the time doctors predicted and the same went for my first skin breakdown on my bottom from all things sitting on a cornut..After that my doctor from Harborview in Seattle wanted to know what or how I was able to heal so quickly and I told them about stemtech and she looked it up and found no reason why I should not continue taking it ..I told them they should recommend this to there patients but they cannot because it is not FDA approved because it is all natural and not a drug..

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