Ford County Animal Rescue

$22,289 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 698 people in 29 months
On 4/22/16 Bear, a chocolate lab mix, was found hanging by his leash and choker collar off a bridge with tape around his mouth. This poor dog needs immediate help and we are raising money for medical expenses! Any amount helps! If there are any extra funds after paying off all of Bears needs they will be used for other homeless animals in need. My name is Angie I work at the Gibson vet clinic I will be putting these fund into an account only used for homeless animals in Ford county that need help that I will personally be using this money for and I will be taking care of all of Bears and future Ford County pets in needs bills.
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"A New Dog"
Bear is doing amazing. He is a completely different dog since leaving the U of I, he has emotion now, he gets excited, he plays, he even does tricks for treats! His new mom could not be happier with her decision to take him Bear and give him a great life and by this picture you can tell he is extremely happy as well! Again thank you to everyone who follow his story and donated to help save his life it is greatly appreciated!
The bond he has with his new mom could never be replaced!
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I just wanted to Thank everyone one more time for all the support you have given Bear. I am beyond happy to say that he is in his new home and doing AMAZING!! I can not believe the change in his personality just in the last 2 weeks and I can't wait to see his improments from here on out. Again Thank You to everyone who not only donated but to everyone who followed him and kept him in their thoughts and prayers.
HEADING HOME!!!!!
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Finally got to visit Bear today!! He has come such a long way and REALLY enjoys anyone willing to give him a belly rub!
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Progress is being made!!! Bear had surgery yesterday to debride he previous leg wound all went well except that they were not able to close the hole, that will have to be done early next week. Last night when they took him out he actually went for a short walk instead if going out and siting down for a break, hes getting stronger!!!!
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Lisa Gillespie
29 months ago

Thank you everybody for your continued support..the day my husband found him we prayed so hard that he will get takin care of.. The responses to bear's care is amazing, so many careing people.. We all want to see the owner held responsible and I hope he gets everything thru the court he deserves.. Again thank you so much!

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Kim Schaffer
29 months ago

I am more than willing to adopt this beautiful baby.

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Mike Moreland
29 months ago

We would be more than willing to give bear a forever home . He would have brothers and sisters to play and just be with. We have the home , the love , and the means to make sure he is taken care for and loved the rest of his life .. Just lets us know , our offer stands .. With gods help bear will recover!

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Kimberly Kladiva Yearry
29 months ago

Another Kim checking on Bear. I also would be happy and willing to adopt this boy. I am near to Paxton. Please contact me if Bear needs a good home.

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Cara Bliss Shover
29 months ago

They need to keep the bullet and go back to POS OWNERS HOUSE with a search warrant and look for a gun that used the same type of bullett. If found they need to throw the damn book at them and MANDITORY JAIL TIME PERIOD!!!

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Alisa Hamilton Ricketts
29 months ago
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It is just heartbreaking to read how awful Bear was treated, or should I say tortured. I just hope that those who are in a position of authority to do something about this WILL DO SOMETHING! And not just sit back and do nothing. "In order for evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing."

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Linda Gooden
29 months ago
9
9

Shot!!! Maybe, just maybe that's the proof they need to get a conviction!

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Nikki Lynn Metz
29 months ago
9
9

This poor, poor gorgeous boy. He will recover and overcome what these cruel and despicable human beings did to him. Stay strong Bear!

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Lynn Crandall
29 months ago
8
8

Can the owners be held responsible for vet bills? There's no excuse for such cruelty.

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Terri Allee
29 months ago
7
7

I am unable to donate right now as I have 4 rescue dogs of my own that push my budget to the limit. I did want to leave a short note of support and thank those who helped Bear. God Bless you. I also just want to add that I have written a note to the County Attorney in hopes it does some good.

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Liz Sanchez
29 months ago
7
7

I have seen some awful sights since I got my computer and I have read many a heartbreaking story too .. but what these Sub Humans did to this handsome lovable cuddly boy is deplorable .. If they were fed up with him why the hell didn't they take him to a shelter instead of doing what they did to him .... :(

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Brenda Schroader Edge
29 months ago
6
6

oh how could any one that even claims to be human do such a horrible thing to this poor dog i am begining to hate people like this so bad just wish so much that they would all have to pay dearly for what they do i wish i could just take all the poor dogs that are not loved and take care of them and give them all the love that all dogs deserve

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Erika Johnson-Lamoureaux
29 months ago
6
6

Lisa Gillespie, thank you and your husband for saving him. Do the authorities have any idea who did this to him? I'm not a vindictive person but I hope whoever did this suffers terribly.

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Kelsie Jeene
29 months ago
6
6

Poor baby. Lots of prayers for this sweet dog.

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Angela Loveless
29 months ago
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5

I hope that the owners (and I'm sure they do) see all that everyone is doing to care for Bear. It's a testament to the community coming together to take care of something that two others thought were worth discsrding. I'm sure it won't resonate with them, since they're obviously horrible people, but maybe on some small level they can feel like the pieces of shit that they are.

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Holly Dunn
29 months ago
5
5

I wish I had the money to donate!! He is in my many thoughts and prayers. You go Kim Schaffer!! Adopt❤️

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Butch Baldin
29 months ago
4
4

I had sent in a small donation for Bear but could not ,in the frame of mind i had then,do a comment (it would probably not have been allowed).Honestly the heartbreak and FURY would almost want a man to track down this scum of the universe!!!!The only comment i can think of is------whoever you are; wherever you are you have to be the MOST HATED PERSON IN OUR TIME!!!!! Bastard.

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Kimberly Diane Shipley
29 months ago
4
4

has anyone offered to adopt him? my family and I would absolutely love to take him in. our (almost) 2 year old dog would be so excited to have a brother. this fur baby deserves all the love in the world.

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Heather Smotherman Hall
29 months ago
4
4

We would also provide this sweet guy a home.

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Connie Cooper
29 months ago
4
4

I wish they would name the despicable humans (?) who did this to such a beautiful boy, it literally breaks my heart and makes me physically sick! I would love to have this pup and love him for the rest of his life, unconditional love for Bear.

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$20
Anonymous
24 months ago
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$25
Aileen Baron
25 months ago

i hope the police capture the piece of garbage who did this to Bear. Please keep us posted with his progress. If you no longer need the money for Bear's care, please use toward other animals who need who need your help. Thanks for being there when he needed you all. My Lily says HOWL!!!!!

NT
$80
nada takla
25 months ago

the son of the bitch being known , I hope that he will be prosecuted and be handed a very stiff , unforgettable fine: the wallet is where it hurts the most!!!!!

$50
Anonymous
25 months ago
$20
Anonymous
25 months ago
NS
$100
Nancy Severinsen
26 months ago

How is Bear doing today? My heart goes out to all whose efforts are helping this big fella - thank you for your compassion.

$10
Anonymous
27 months ago
MM
$25
Mike Molina
27 months ago

It's so disheartening to hear stories like this one. It's hard to imagine how people can be so cruel to such loving and caring animals. I hope justice is served accordingly.

Lisa Gillespie
29 months ago

Thank you everybody for your continued support..the day my husband found him we prayed so hard that he will get takin care of.. The responses to bear's care is amazing, so many careing people.. We all want to see the owner held responsible and I hope he gets everything thru the court he deserves.. Again thank you so much!

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Kim Schaffer
29 months ago

I am more than willing to adopt this beautiful baby.

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Mike Moreland
29 months ago

We would be more than willing to give bear a forever home . He would have brothers and sisters to play and just be with. We have the home , the love , and the means to make sure he is taken care for and loved the rest of his life .. Just lets us know , our offer stands .. With gods help bear will recover!

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Kimberly Kladiva Yearry
29 months ago

Another Kim checking on Bear. I also would be happy and willing to adopt this boy. I am near to Paxton. Please contact me if Bear needs a good home.

+ Read More
Cara Bliss Shover
29 months ago

They need to keep the bullet and go back to POS OWNERS HOUSE with a search warrant and look for a gun that used the same type of bullett. If found they need to throw the damn book at them and MANDITORY JAIL TIME PERIOD!!!

+ Read More
Alisa Hamilton Ricketts
29 months ago
9
9

It is just heartbreaking to read how awful Bear was treated, or should I say tortured. I just hope that those who are in a position of authority to do something about this WILL DO SOMETHING! And not just sit back and do nothing. "In order for evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing."

+ Read More
Linda Gooden
29 months ago
9
9

Shot!!! Maybe, just maybe that's the proof they need to get a conviction!

+ Read More
Nikki Lynn Metz
29 months ago
9
9

This poor, poor gorgeous boy. He will recover and overcome what these cruel and despicable human beings did to him. Stay strong Bear!

+ Read More
Lynn Crandall
29 months ago
8
8

Can the owners be held responsible for vet bills? There's no excuse for such cruelty.

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Terri Allee
29 months ago
7
7

I am unable to donate right now as I have 4 rescue dogs of my own that push my budget to the limit. I did want to leave a short note of support and thank those who helped Bear. God Bless you. I also just want to add that I have written a note to the County Attorney in hopes it does some good.

+ Read More
Liz Sanchez
29 months ago
7
7

I have seen some awful sights since I got my computer and I have read many a heartbreaking story too .. but what these Sub Humans did to this handsome lovable cuddly boy is deplorable .. If they were fed up with him why the hell didn't they take him to a shelter instead of doing what they did to him .... :(

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Brenda Schroader Edge
29 months ago
6
6

oh how could any one that even claims to be human do such a horrible thing to this poor dog i am begining to hate people like this so bad just wish so much that they would all have to pay dearly for what they do i wish i could just take all the poor dogs that are not loved and take care of them and give them all the love that all dogs deserve

+ Read More
Erika Johnson-Lamoureaux
29 months ago
6
6

Lisa Gillespie, thank you and your husband for saving him. Do the authorities have any idea who did this to him? I'm not a vindictive person but I hope whoever did this suffers terribly.

+ Read More
Kelsie Jeene
29 months ago
6
6

Poor baby. Lots of prayers for this sweet dog.

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Angela Loveless
29 months ago
5
5

I hope that the owners (and I'm sure they do) see all that everyone is doing to care for Bear. It's a testament to the community coming together to take care of something that two others thought were worth discsrding. I'm sure it won't resonate with them, since they're obviously horrible people, but maybe on some small level they can feel like the pieces of shit that they are.

+ Read More
Holly Dunn
29 months ago
5
5

I wish I had the money to donate!! He is in my many thoughts and prayers. You go Kim Schaffer!! Adopt❤️

+ Read More
Butch Baldin
29 months ago
4
4

I had sent in a small donation for Bear but could not ,in the frame of mind i had then,do a comment (it would probably not have been allowed).Honestly the heartbreak and FURY would almost want a man to track down this scum of the universe!!!!The only comment i can think of is------whoever you are; wherever you are you have to be the MOST HATED PERSON IN OUR TIME!!!!! Bastard.

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Kimberly Diane Shipley
29 months ago
4
4

has anyone offered to adopt him? my family and I would absolutely love to take him in. our (almost) 2 year old dog would be so excited to have a brother. this fur baby deserves all the love in the world.

+ Read More
Heather Smotherman Hall
29 months ago
4
4

We would also provide this sweet guy a home.

+ Read More
Connie Cooper
29 months ago
4
4

I wish they would name the despicable humans (?) who did this to such a beautiful boy, it literally breaks my heart and makes me physically sick! I would love to have this pup and love him for the rest of his life, unconditional love for Bear.

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