Ganesh on his journey to health

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Raised by 99 people in 28 months
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Hello everyone! 

We hope you all have enjoyed watching Ganesh’s journey to health and happiness! We posted an update a couple of days back but I guess it doesn’t show up so easily since we have also shared progress photos of the baby since then.

With that being said, we want to thank each and every one of you for your beautiful contributions since we started this fundraiser. We have received so much love, infinite well wishes, thank yous and just all around support. It has been amazing to see how many people have been touched by Ganesh’s story. Even more so, we are grateful for how much support and donations were offered by our circle of family and friends. We are truly blessed to have such compassionate individuals in our lives who get to play a roll in giving Ganesh the life he has always deserved. To those who are still trying to donate, we have reached beyond Ganesh’s necessity (now that we know the condition of his health) so it is no longer needed, but we do thank you for taking interest in being involved.

Apparently there is some sort of misunderstanding in reference to Ganesh and his rescue. Though we did originally begin working with Good Karma Pet Rescue, we decided within the first week to move forward with Ganesh’s rescue independently since we felt uncomfortable with the way Good Karma proceeded. It's nothing personal. It's just the choice we as the group who gave Ganesh his freedom collectively have made. 

In the couple of days of speaking with Good Karma, we were sent by the rescue group to a vet in Broward they work with for an examination. According to the vet, Good Karma is responsible for this bill. Since we chose to proceed independently, we reached out to the vet to pay for this check up out of Ganesh’s funds, but unfortunately GK put that account on lock so the receptionist could not disclose any information. She gave me a number for the founder of Good Karma so I could pay them directly for the visit but the number I called rang then went to what sounded like a fax line. We have been waiting for someone from GK to reach out so we can reimburse them for the vet examination they paid for. Oddly enough, no one has seemed interested in making contact with us other than passive aggressive animal advocates on social media questioning what the funds raised are being spent on.

It is actually heart breaking that anyone would exploit the life of any being for financial interest. It is also sad that any group of individuals would try and come between the good work we have done and continue to do every day for Ganesh. We appreciate everyone’s concern on the matter though and thank you all for your work in the world of animal rescue.

On to the more important issue, which is Ganesh’s progress, we have been moved by the experience of watching him transform more and more every day which passes. We have had some difficulties here and there as he is a dog who slowly is being socialized to new people, but overall he is very curious to learn more about the world. As you all know, Ganesh’s biggest hurdles now are to grow to a healthy weight, strengthen his immune system and fight off some minor infections he is currently on antibiotics for.

Since Ganesh has not known for a very long time when his next meal would come, he has displayed food aggression a couple of times. We want to share this information with you all so you understand why it is so important for us to incorporate a training program as part of his rehabilitation. He has bit both my mother and I on two separate occasions over food. He did not cause serious harm to either of us, but it is important that we transform this behavior as soon as possible so he can continue on with a life free of aggression and with humans who do not fear a potential bite. It is clear he has anxiety over food and fears starving. He is the biggest baby though who loves to cuddle and share love once he feels comfortable with his new friends.

In the time we rescued Ganesh, he has been to the vet for two full examinations including blood tests, fecal tests, snap tests, etc. He has been on separate antibiotics for an ear and intestinal infection, is taking probiotics once a day to encourage a healthy digestive tract, is currently on a de-worm treatment, Nexgard for flea/tick prevention and will be starting Heartgard for heart worm prevention very soon.

We will be taking him back to the wonderful Animal Welfare Society in Coconut Grove for a follow up this week where they will continue to track his progress. Dr. Misleydi Martin stressed the importance of waiting to neuter and vaccinate Ganesh until he is at a healthy weight and his immune system is very strong.

Attached below are photos of purchases we have made so far with your donations including, food, toys, treats, bed, crate, bowls, nail clip, current vet bill minus their generous 30% discount etc. In addition, the training programs we are looking at range around $700. His neuter surgery, vaccines, rabies tag and microchip will cost $245 before the discount the Animal Welfare Society is offering us. They know we have raised money to care for Ganesh but have been very generous in giving back in their own way. We have an idea now of how much Ganesh’s rehabilitation is going to cost in the end. As we said before, whatever funds left over will be carried on to other animals in need as they come along. We have already donated $200 to abandoned puppies found on an empty road in the Redlands who needed spay/neuter and vaccinations.

It is our priority to not only nurture Ganesh’s physical well being, but also that of his mental and emotional state. We are so happy to be caring for this pup and are pleased to continue keeping everyone updated each step of the way. Please continue following us on this journey! Thank you.
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Our landlord came by to visit us and told us about a house  a few blocks down where he had seen a dog(Ganesh) tied up.. We immidiately made our way to the address he gave us.

When we got there we saw him tied up, in starving conditions, no food, water or shelter in sight.

Initially we thought the house was abandoned... but after about 20 minutes a man came through the gate, we confronted him and his response was 
'that's my nephews dog, he left him here months ago and I'm not interested in taking care of him'

We were very irritated by his reaction, but for our safety we decided not to directly confront him and call animal control instead.

We made sure to ask "you wouldn't put him down right?" and animal control's response was that they wouldnt lie and tell us no, because there was a big chance he would be, given his condition.

At that moment we asked them to change the report... We decided that if there was any chance at all that he wouldn't be given a chance we preffered to take him home and care for him. Giving him a real chance at a loving home.
We walked him home, cleaned him and fed him.

Its been only a couple of hours since we've had him and the change in his  whole demeanor is incredible.. the anxious barking nervous  dog is now showing us nothing but love and curiosity.

We're spoiling him with all the love and care that we can, but we need your help for all his medical bills and all his expenses to bring this pup to health so he can live the long playful life he deserves. 

Keep Ganesh in your thoughts <3

All your support is beyond appreciated!

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Jeanne Carroll,

Thank you so much for your compassion and kindness! We certainly have experienced some negative nancies but over all, when I search Ganesh's story on google and Facebook, most people have such wonderful things to say. We are so grateful for that <3
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Sophi, I am terribly sorry you are as upset about Ganesh's rescue as you are. I would like to clarify that at no point in time did I or my roommates who rescued this baby "bash" Good Karma Pet Rescue. We simply stated that we chose not to proceed with them. We chose not to go into detail for the very reason being that we did NOT want to bash them and chose to remain civil. When a man showed up onto the property after we had been there for about 20 minutes feeding and allowing Ganesh to warm up to us, he said Ganesh was his nephews dog and "he don't live here no more, but he left the dog. You can have him if you want him." Before learning about rescue groups, we created a gofundme not knowing what it was going to take to bring him to good health. It was not until after we had already raised money for the dogs rehabilitation that we joined forces with Good Karma. They did in fact send us to a vet and to be honest, I have no idea was the bill was but it does not surprise me that it was so cheap because the vet did a half ass job of examining Ganesh. When GK began acting very cultish with not involving my roommates with the rescue, demanding $ and telling us that Ganesh would be GK property and though we would be his foster, THEY determined who would be adopting him at the end of the day. After personally rescuing this animal from the shit hole he was in, building a VERY strong bond of love, loyalty and understanding, it did not sit well that they were taking all say away from us when it came to his future. The money is a secondary thing that to me and my roommates who experienced first hand the peer pressure to work with them to begin with, being extremely shady with disclosing information in an order I still don't understand but that made me feel deceived and almost tricked into giving them legal right of the dog and not even disclosing information to us from his blood tests at the vet was EXTREMELY unsettling. I have a lot of respect for the people who devote their time and love to these animals in need. Rescue groups are a NECESSITY and a BLESSING. That being said, non profit organizations are not the only ones who have the ability or care to do this work. We are a group of friends who rescued an animal in need, have loved him, have nurtured him and yes, have raised funds for him by people who KNOW US on a personal level and know the money is going exactly where it needs to go. We do not appreciate the attacks on social media from people who think they are the only individuals ENTITLED to be of service to these animals, who think there is only one way for it to be done or criticize others for doing a good thing from the heart. He is gaining weight, is building his immunity to prepare for neuter and vaccines and is SAFE COMFORTABLE HAPPY AND LOVED. We are moving in a way that feels authentic for us and in a way that WE see fit best for Ganesh. Ganesh had an intestinal infection that the other vet that GK sent us to did not even notice. Good thing we took him somewhere else and were able to get him proper medical attention and medicine. The good karma vet also wanted to neuter and vaccinate him the week of his rescue. My vet has suggested that we wait so his body can handle anesthesia and harsh vaccines. We know what we are doing is the right thing. If you would have taken the time to read our latest bio and updates with photos of his expenses thus far and remove whatever hatred you have regurgitated from social media maybe you'll understand and have a little gratitude for the work we have done just as we do the same for the work you do too. The drama on social media you are reading is from the same individuals who had the audacity to say we were "opening a yoga studio" with his funds. Or the same rescue group who saw that Ganesh's story has over 600,000 views on Facebook, a couple thousand dollars raised and jumped on the opportunity for exposure and funds for their non-profit who is, rightfully so, always looking for money for the countless animals they have in need. That all would have been fine if they were transparent from the beginning but they weren't. There is a way to work together and respect all parties involved but there was no respect. Instead there was secrecy as well as deceit. When you build a bond with an animal, Im sure you can understand how unsettling that can feel when all you want is to see a rescue through in a way you see fit, in a way that is best for the animal and to have a say in the matter. We know Ganesh. WE know what kind of humans he requires. Not the group of women in a hidden cultish social media group who see his story from a computer screen. As I said before, it is pathetic that anyone would exploit any being. The people who have donated to Ganesh are individuals who trust in the work we are doing and have made a choice to donate to his cause and that of other animals. There will be money left and for those who wish to continue following this story in a positive light will get to see the impact of their contributions. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day :)
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Hello everyone, for the most recent update, please refer to our campaign description. Thank you so much.
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First trip to Petsmart with a refund for a collar that was rang twice on accident
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Michelle Hoogerwerf
28 months ago
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I don't care what you use the money for. You saved a poor animal's life and you deserve it. It cost money to feed a dog and provide toys, shampoo, leash, bed and so on and that adds up. I am so happy to see he is safe in your home. I would have done the same thing. Thank you! Makes me sick to my stomach to see abused animals. Eye for an eye I think for the cruel people who did this.

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Melanie Meravigliare
28 months ago
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5

Please clarify what the $5,000 is for because I don't see a estimate or proof bill is being paid, I heard you haven't and are using money to open a yoga studio. Might want to do the right thing because this would be fraud & donations will need to be refunded :)

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Kim Lewis Arquette Tomey
28 months ago
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Thank you for rescuing Ganesh. It feels odd to say "thank you" -- I know you didn't do it for me. But I am still grateful because I know I don't have to suffer the heart ache of knowing that he is unloved anymore. So, thank you for giving Ganesh the love and care he deserves. And also for being the kind of people who took action, instead of looking the other way. I tried to donate to your Go Fund Me drive but it appears you've reached your goal and are turning away donations. Congratulations! God bless you and sweet Ganesh.

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Jeanne Carroll
28 months ago
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I am so very sorry you have had to deal with such a negative group. Animal rescue can be tough to begin with, but once the crazies get going, it is incredible just how difficult they can make things. Not to mention just how many off-the-wall people there are who are involved in animal rescue. I've dealt with it first-hand. I find your posts to be candid and refreshingly honest, and I have nothing but admiration for your work with Ganesh. Peace be with you.

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Mary Lehner
28 months ago
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Can we please see the vet bill and vets name

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Jeanne Carroll
28 months ago
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Thank you for letting me know about the update on Ganesh. God bless you all for doing the right thing.

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Alex Londono
24 months ago
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People should be grateful that this couple took this poor dog in their care. Even if the vet bills were paid by the charity; dog food, toys, shampoo, bed and so on cost money. The money is spent on the dog regardless how. I don't think many of you who judge this couple would do the same for an animal in need. A dog is a life commitment which clearly these people have taken the moment they rescued this poor dog. All I can say is thank you to this couple for their kindness and for offering a forever home to this poor dog.

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Silvia Dominguez Vanni
28 months ago
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Save Ganesh

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Annette Guzman Marie Soto
25 months ago
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I know it's been a few months and I'm just seeing this on face book. These people did a great job for this animal, however; I'm just a regular person as well and have reassured 5 dogs and 2 cats but have never asked for money from anyone. There are other sources out there that can help doesn't have to be this one. I do this and my husband's ok with it he lives these animals and we've kept everyone and paid for everyone, they are expensive but if you choose to do so without any help I can't agree what you did is ok. I just rescued a mommy with 5 kittens and will find great homes and get mom fixed as soon as she's done nursing. Good luck, and bless you for helping this great dog he's beautiful..

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Lucia Bartoli
28 months ago
1
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You do need to post a vet bill or similar proof of some of the money you spent. Even if it's $2000 for the vet, that's okay -- the rest could legitimately account for food, time, toys, bedding, etc. Do post some kind of bill and then I'll share and donate. THANKS

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Mary Lehner
28 months ago
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Hi can we have the vet facility name or a video update please I don't see any ? A starving dog doesn't heal in 12 days and can die quickly if not feed correctly this is a delicate line ? Can we please call the facility you took him too at least

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Susan Busbey
26 months ago

Thank you for saving Ganesh!

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Tiffany Rohling
26 months ago

Wow. You and your roommates are angels. Thank you for saving this baby!

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Sophi Garfinkle
28 months ago

Be honest. You chose to proceed on your own because you started a gofundme and started receiving money and continuing with good karma would have meant releasing the funds to them which is comical really as working with a rescue as you were before the rescue even takes place means that THEY PAY FOR MEDICAL AND FOOD AND SUPPLIES, meaning you fid not need to set up this gofundme for any reason. Stop trying to confuse people by writing big paragraphs and don't say you can't release the vet bills because Dr. Simon did it all and they won't give it to you. The bill is less than $200, that is why you won't release more information and that is why you are lying and stealing this money. Refund it all, delete this, and love the dog. Otherwise you're no better than the selfish ass who ties him up in the first place. ALSO, stop bashing a rescue that saves thousands and lives every year BEFORE they end up in a shelter environment and KEEPS them away from kennels by placing all in foster homes. You were just supposed to foster and nurse this poor dog, not profit off it and bash a good rescue. GROW UP.

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Amanda Brady
28 months ago

I heard a rescue group would take over the animal and help take care of him but you won't surrender the dog you kind of funny my house burned down and we set up a GoFundMe account and we only get $175... u are supposed to be helping a starving animal and instead ur not??? Hmm seems kinda fishy to me... wish people like me who really need the money could get it instead of liars

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Juliana Venturini Coimbra
28 months ago

Are you a nonprofit? I dont see any pictures of the vet bill. What is the name of the vet and phone number so we call in donations? Are you keeping this dog?

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Maria Clark
28 months ago

Such a heartbreaking story but the love you shared shows that humanity still exists. Thank you from Shreveport, Louisiana

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Laura B Capello
28 months ago

TY JESUS

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Carolyn Dutkiewicz Labus
28 months ago

Please let us know how this sweet boy is doing. Thank you for saving him, God bless you all.

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MH
$25
Michalina Hospod
28 months ago
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Thank you for saving him

JG
$100
John Gerace
28 months ago
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3

Please keep loving this sweet baby

$40
Anonymous
28 months ago
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2
$20
Jeanette Pilak
28 months ago
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bless you

$20
Anonymous
28 months ago
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Michelle Hoogerwerf
28 months ago
6
6

I don't care what you use the money for. You saved a poor animal's life and you deserve it. It cost money to feed a dog and provide toys, shampoo, leash, bed and so on and that adds up. I am so happy to see he is safe in your home. I would have done the same thing. Thank you! Makes me sick to my stomach to see abused animals. Eye for an eye I think for the cruel people who did this.

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Melanie Meravigliare
28 months ago
5
5

Please clarify what the $5,000 is for because I don't see a estimate or proof bill is being paid, I heard you haven't and are using money to open a yoga studio. Might want to do the right thing because this would be fraud & donations will need to be refunded :)

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Kim Lewis Arquette Tomey
28 months ago
4
4

Thank you for rescuing Ganesh. It feels odd to say "thank you" -- I know you didn't do it for me. But I am still grateful because I know I don't have to suffer the heart ache of knowing that he is unloved anymore. So, thank you for giving Ganesh the love and care he deserves. And also for being the kind of people who took action, instead of looking the other way. I tried to donate to your Go Fund Me drive but it appears you've reached your goal and are turning away donations. Congratulations! God bless you and sweet Ganesh.

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Jeanne Carroll
28 months ago
3
3

I am so very sorry you have had to deal with such a negative group. Animal rescue can be tough to begin with, but once the crazies get going, it is incredible just how difficult they can make things. Not to mention just how many off-the-wall people there are who are involved in animal rescue. I've dealt with it first-hand. I find your posts to be candid and refreshingly honest, and I have nothing but admiration for your work with Ganesh. Peace be with you.

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Mary Lehner
28 months ago
3
3

Can we please see the vet bill and vets name

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Jeanne Carroll
28 months ago
3
3

Thank you for letting me know about the update on Ganesh. God bless you all for doing the right thing.

+ Read More
Alex Londono
24 months ago
2
2

People should be grateful that this couple took this poor dog in their care. Even if the vet bills were paid by the charity; dog food, toys, shampoo, bed and so on cost money. The money is spent on the dog regardless how. I don't think many of you who judge this couple would do the same for an animal in need. A dog is a life commitment which clearly these people have taken the moment they rescued this poor dog. All I can say is thank you to this couple for their kindness and for offering a forever home to this poor dog.

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Silvia Dominguez Vanni
28 months ago
2
2

Save Ganesh

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Annette Guzman Marie Soto
25 months ago
1
1

I know it's been a few months and I'm just seeing this on face book. These people did a great job for this animal, however; I'm just a regular person as well and have reassured 5 dogs and 2 cats but have never asked for money from anyone. There are other sources out there that can help doesn't have to be this one. I do this and my husband's ok with it he lives these animals and we've kept everyone and paid for everyone, they are expensive but if you choose to do so without any help I can't agree what you did is ok. I just rescued a mommy with 5 kittens and will find great homes and get mom fixed as soon as she's done nursing. Good luck, and bless you for helping this great dog he's beautiful..

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Lucia Bartoli
28 months ago
1
1

You do need to post a vet bill or similar proof of some of the money you spent. Even if it's $2000 for the vet, that's okay -- the rest could legitimately account for food, time, toys, bedding, etc. Do post some kind of bill and then I'll share and donate. THANKS

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Mary Lehner
28 months ago
1
1

Hi can we have the vet facility name or a video update please I don't see any ? A starving dog doesn't heal in 12 days and can die quickly if not feed correctly this is a delicate line ? Can we please call the facility you took him too at least

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Susan Busbey
26 months ago

Thank you for saving Ganesh!

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Tiffany Rohling
26 months ago

Wow. You and your roommates are angels. Thank you for saving this baby!

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Sophi Garfinkle
28 months ago

Be honest. You chose to proceed on your own because you started a gofundme and started receiving money and continuing with good karma would have meant releasing the funds to them which is comical really as working with a rescue as you were before the rescue even takes place means that THEY PAY FOR MEDICAL AND FOOD AND SUPPLIES, meaning you fid not need to set up this gofundme for any reason. Stop trying to confuse people by writing big paragraphs and don't say you can't release the vet bills because Dr. Simon did it all and they won't give it to you. The bill is less than $200, that is why you won't release more information and that is why you are lying and stealing this money. Refund it all, delete this, and love the dog. Otherwise you're no better than the selfish ass who ties him up in the first place. ALSO, stop bashing a rescue that saves thousands and lives every year BEFORE they end up in a shelter environment and KEEPS them away from kennels by placing all in foster homes. You were just supposed to foster and nurse this poor dog, not profit off it and bash a good rescue. GROW UP.

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Amanda Brady
28 months ago

I heard a rescue group would take over the animal and help take care of him but you won't surrender the dog you kind of funny my house burned down and we set up a GoFundMe account and we only get $175... u are supposed to be helping a starving animal and instead ur not??? Hmm seems kinda fishy to me... wish people like me who really need the money could get it instead of liars

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Juliana Venturini Coimbra
28 months ago

Are you a nonprofit? I dont see any pictures of the vet bill. What is the name of the vet and phone number so we call in donations? Are you keeping this dog?

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Maria Clark
28 months ago

Such a heartbreaking story but the love you shared shows that humanity still exists. Thank you from Shreveport, Louisiana

+ Read More
Laura B Capello
28 months ago

TY JESUS

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Carolyn Dutkiewicz Labus
28 months ago

Please let us know how this sweet boy is doing. Thank you for saving him, God bless you all.

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