Can you please help us help Bear?

$7,650 of $14k goal

Raised by 244 people in 34 months
Sal Santana  BILLERICA, MA
Our little Chihuahua Bear was attacked 2/1/14 by a large German Shepard. Bear is only 12 pounds. Bear was on a leash and the Shepard's owner was not holding her dog's leash. This happened in the blink of an eye. We can not locate the owner's. Our little guy sustained massive injuries and is fighting for his life at Massachusetts Veterinary Hospital in Woburn. He has had abdominal surgery and numerous procedures. His doctor's say he needs a lot more time and TLC in the hospital in order to get better. He may also need another exploratory abdominal surgery and a Cat Scan. We have run out of money to keep going. The doctor's think he has a fighting chance to survive but just needs more time under their care. He is the sweetest little dog and loves life. Can you please help us so we can get our boy home and healthy? Bear loves the summer time and loves basking in the sun. We want him to come home so he can have a wonderful summer and over come this horrid attack. He was SO SO excited to go out for a walk (he hadn't been on a walk for a while since we just had our first baby a few months ago). It was a sunny mild day so we thought it was a great idea to take the dogs and baby out. Within a minute or two of our walk Bear was attacked. We do not want anything bad to happen to the Shepard. We want the owner's to be more responsible so this does not happen again. Our heart's are broken seeing Bear go through this. Can you please help? Even a few dollars will help.
+ Read More
Update 15
Posted by Sal Santana
33 months ago
Thank you everyone who supported Bear! He is at home getting better everyday. You all made this possible with all your well wishes prayers and donations. We are very grateful to each and every one of you.

With much love,
Elaine, Sal and, Bear
+ Read More
Update 14
Posted by Sal Santana
33 months ago
Thank you so much for continuing to pray for and support Bear!! He seems to be slowly feeling a little better each day (:
+ Read More
Update 13
Posted by Sal Santana
33 months ago
Bear has been able to eat and keep down some food (-: let's hope it continues!
+ Read More
Update 12
Posted by Sal Santana
33 months ago
Thank you so much for the continued support and prayers. Bear is still fighting. Prayers that our little guy can pull through
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Help spread the word!
 533 total shares
Cathy Carpenter
31 months ago

How is Bear?

+ Read More
Cathy Carpenter
32 months ago

It's been a while since the last update. How is little Bear doing now?

+ Read More
Ann Bechakian
33 months ago

How is Bear doing?

+ Read More
Maryanne Ciciotte
33 months ago

Hi Cj- not really a great comment on this forum......pet owners make coverage decisions for personal reasons..........

+ Read More
Cj Gallagher
33 months ago

Hi hope Bear has a full recovery! When things like this happens it should be a wake up call for all pet owners to consider getting pet insurance. I have had a couple things happen over the years and the insurance took care of it. It took a lot of worry off of my mind.

+ Read More
Ed MacIntosh
33 months ago

Our prayers are with you and your family.

+ Read More
Lucy Courcy
33 months ago

Bear, Teddy is praying for a full recovery for you and maybe one day we can meet....I am a very gentle little guy and I know I would just love you cuz I'm a little lap boy and not a fighter! Shame on the owners of the Shepard for not coming forward. Please get well soon little Bear

+ Read More
Alysia Puopolo
33 months ago

Get well soon Bear!

+ Read More
Charlene Nielsen
34 months ago

Bear now has his own Facebook page where you can see more recent updates and some new pictures. His page name is Bear, The Little Dog In Big Trouble. Type into the search bar at the top of your Facebook page and it will come right up.

+ Read More
Cathy Carpenter
34 months ago

How is Bear? No news for 3 days. Is he getting better?

+ Read More
Bridget McGrath
34 months ago

The other dogs owner should be helping you with cost of saving your dog.

+ Read More
Kerry Zwicker-Flynn
34 months ago

Gizmo is sending his best wishes! Hope bear its doing better!

+ Read More
Charlene Nielsen
34 months ago

You hang tough little Bear! Lots of folks out here are behind you and pulling for you!

+ Read More
Tracey Goetz
34 months ago

Look in to the Zeus pet memorial fund. They have a web site or the Animal hospital in Nashua May be able to help you contact them.

+ Read More
Elaine Santana
34 months ago

Thank you Ann!

+ Read More
Elaine Santana
34 months ago

Carolyn, Tia is missing her Bear Bear big time. She is confused to where he is and seems down

+ Read More
Elaine Santana
34 months ago

Karen Valente, I will check into it today ASAP and certainly set it up if possible. Thanks!

+ Read More
Karen Valente
34 months ago

Can you please set this up with a PayPal option for payments??

+ Read More
Ann Bechakian
34 months ago

Praying for Bear, he's lucky to have such a nice family best wishes!!

+ Read More
Carolyn Sheridan-Capodilupo
34 months ago

I am glad thet Bear is holding on. How is Tia doing without him?

+ Read More

$7,650 of $14k goal

Raised by 244 people in 34 months
Created February 07, 2014
MC
$5
Maria Clower
34 months ago

Hope poor baby get better soon

BD
$5
Benjamin DeMarco
33 months ago
SL
$5
sara levering
34 months ago

Get better Bear!!!

EW
$5
Eva Williams
34 months ago

Prayers your puppy gets better!

BA
$5
Boris Akim
33 months ago

So sorry about your dog...hope he gets better :)

MD
$5
Michaela Davidson
34 months ago

So sorry this has happened. Hang in there Bear!

JD
$5
Jirral Kate Darmoise
34 months ago

We had a Great Pyrenees called Bear who sadly passed away a year ago....lots of love and hugs to little Bear from Oxford in England xxx

JM
$5
Jack McNamara
33 months ago

Saw you on the news. This happened to my dog — wouldn't wish it on anyone.

TH
$5
Teresa Hart
34 months ago

Poor litle dog i'm just glad your Baby wasn't attacked best wishes!!!

$5
Anonymous
34 months ago
Cathy Carpenter
31 months ago

How is Bear?

+ Read More
Cathy Carpenter
32 months ago

It's been a while since the last update. How is little Bear doing now?

+ Read More
Ann Bechakian
33 months ago

How is Bear doing?

+ Read More
Maryanne Ciciotte
33 months ago

Hi Cj- not really a great comment on this forum......pet owners make coverage decisions for personal reasons..........

+ Read More
Cj Gallagher
33 months ago

Hi hope Bear has a full recovery! When things like this happens it should be a wake up call for all pet owners to consider getting pet insurance. I have had a couple things happen over the years and the insurance took care of it. It took a lot of worry off of my mind.

+ Read More
Ed MacIntosh
33 months ago

Our prayers are with you and your family.

+ Read More
Lucy Courcy
33 months ago

Bear, Teddy is praying for a full recovery for you and maybe one day we can meet....I am a very gentle little guy and I know I would just love you cuz I'm a little lap boy and not a fighter! Shame on the owners of the Shepard for not coming forward. Please get well soon little Bear

+ Read More
Alysia Puopolo
33 months ago

Get well soon Bear!

+ Read More
Charlene Nielsen
34 months ago

Bear now has his own Facebook page where you can see more recent updates and some new pictures. His page name is Bear, The Little Dog In Big Trouble. Type into the search bar at the top of your Facebook page and it will come right up.

+ Read More
Cathy Carpenter
34 months ago

How is Bear? No news for 3 days. Is he getting better?

+ Read More
Bridget McGrath
34 months ago

The other dogs owner should be helping you with cost of saving your dog.

+ Read More
Kerry Zwicker-Flynn
34 months ago

Gizmo is sending his best wishes! Hope bear its doing better!

+ Read More
Charlene Nielsen
34 months ago

You hang tough little Bear! Lots of folks out here are behind you and pulling for you!

+ Read More
Tracey Goetz
34 months ago

Look in to the Zeus pet memorial fund. They have a web site or the Animal hospital in Nashua May be able to help you contact them.

+ Read More
Elaine Santana
34 months ago

Thank you Ann!

+ Read More
Elaine Santana
34 months ago

Carolyn, Tia is missing her Bear Bear big time. She is confused to where he is and seems down

+ Read More
Elaine Santana
34 months ago

Karen Valente, I will check into it today ASAP and certainly set it up if possible. Thanks!

+ Read More
Karen Valente
34 months ago

Can you please set this up with a PayPal option for payments??

+ Read More
Ann Bechakian
34 months ago

Praying for Bear, he's lucky to have such a nice family best wishes!!

+ Read More
Carolyn Sheridan-Capodilupo
34 months ago

I am glad thet Bear is holding on. How is Tia doing without him?

+ Read More
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now
 Share on Facebook