Murphy GSD Rescue

$9,000 of $8,100 goal

Raised by 165 people in 35 months
Becky Switzer  NORMAN, OK
We are people who love all animals. Murphy was found and placed in a shelter then saved by a rescue. The rescue was full and with no place to go, the Graham family took her in. As you can see she is totally emaciated, feedings have to be small and frequent. She has had so much love from this family, a love she has probably never known before. We knew her road to full recovery would be long, and  everyone is committed to getting her healthy again. She is adorable.
She had a good day with the family on Sunday, but early this morning she fell and could not get up, she began to cough, and her gums were pale. She was taken to the vet, and I was informed her blood count was extremely low. We made the decision to transfer her to an emergency center with universal plasma and begin treatment.
All funds raised, every single penny, will go to her care in hopes she can get better. Medical help does not come without a cost, but she is worth our every effort. I have no idea what human would do this to any animal; she has suffered, and we can only hope to save her.
Murphy will be forever thankful for the love she has received; she needs help now from all of us to see her though this issue.
I will keep everyone updated.

Becky and Barry Switzer
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Update 17
Posted by Becky Switzer
31 months ago
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Hello everyone,
I need to let you know that Murphy is doing well but her adoptive family can no longer keep her. They are broken hearted but they had to face the reality that they just cannot do it. We need a good home for Murphy and everyone needs to realize she is a special needs dog and always will be. It will take someone VERY special to take her, but if you do, no one will ever love you more than she will. She is so loyal and so sweet. If you or if you know of anyone who might consider her please let me know.
No one sweeter that Murphy
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Update 16
Posted by Becky Switzer
32 months ago
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SO glad they could stay together! BFF's
Murphy and Molly
Murphy and Molly
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Update 15
Posted by Becky Switzer
32 months ago
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Suprise! It's an update on Miss Murphy. You will never believe this, but she has gone from 38 pounds to 86 pounds and is doing fairly well. A few issues here and there but with her particular food and enzymes and the best care ever from the "Graham fam" she is one happy dog.
Her best friend "Molly" the tri-paw, loves her more than you can imagine.
Here are two photos of Murphy today.
Thank you to all the wonderful Murphy Angels for your continued help in making sure she gets the enzymes and special food she needs.

Blessings,

Becky
A happy Murphy
Murphy at 86 pounds
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Update 14
Posted by Becky Switzer
33 months ago
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Who remembers the very first day we saw Murphy? It seemed so hopeless, how could she survive her desperate condition? Her eye’s looking at us with more love in them than you can imagine. She could not stand, and could barely hold her head up. Initially, any food she was given was not giving her any nourishment, it was in one end and out the other, poor girl, poor Grahams! Murphy had reached her end, after collapsing in the yard, seemingly lifeless, Kristi rushed her to the Vet, the Vet reported that her blood count had dropped to 6, SIX! A good blood count would be somewhere between 40-50. She needed a transfusion fast, actually faster than fast! Kristi had gone on to work; the vet did not have the blood necessary for Murphy so she would need to be transferred to an Emergency Care Hospital immediately. There was no time to wait, and none of us were close enough to get her there in time, enter "UBER"! It was the only way to get her to the ER quick enough. When I told the Vet we would send UBER, there was a pause on the phone, one of the caretakers at the Vet center would take her! How kind, and it may have saved her life.
Her days at Blue Pearl ER were up and down, the staff loved her, she was a girl fighting to live, all the while loving those who were helping her. I know, that sounds a bit dramatic, but ask anyone of them, she had them at “hello” lol.
Two weeks of fighting to survive, two weeks of a full-time staff watching, ready to assist and give her every hope possible for becoming stable.
We would visit, and she was always happy to see us, especially the Graham children, but she was very content to stay with her medical team, never wanting to be too far from them. (They had her back and her tail, lol).
About day ten we were told she was stabilizing, what a happy day! We were also informed that she has a condition, either hereditary or environmental, that causes her pancreas to cease production of vital enzymes, because of this she will need supplemental enzymes for the rest of her life. No meal without them and certainly no treats. Eating without them will make her gravely ill. Food would have to be of a particular quality as well, very high priced food.
You can see in all of the updates below showing just how costly her upkeep would be, but who would turn back now? There had to be a way to support her life going forward.
The costs are beyond this young family, and with very sad hearts they agreed to adopt her out to another who could care for her, they just wanted the best for Murphy. Several caretakers at the Emergency Hospital volunteered then Baybird, aka Lisa, one fantastic woman from Arkansas raised her hand and opened her heart, she would take Murphy and care for her.
Two weeks after being admitted to Blue Pearl ER Murphy was allowed to return to the Grahams home where she would stay until her next ER check up after which we would transfer her to Arkansas.
Murphy was so excited to be home with the Grahams; the children adore her, and Molly the three-legged shepherd mix was thrilled to have her new friend back. The photos were joyful. How could we take Murphy away from the loving home she had found? The answer, we couldn’t.
We made the decision that with our help, donations from very special friends, and those of you who we have met through GO FUND ME we could help offset her ongoing monthly medical costs. Baybird agreed, and Murphy is loving her "fur"ever family.
You have the biggest of hearts, and all of you are apart of this sweet girls life. You cannot be thanked enough for your initial and continued support of this precious soul. Surely, you will be Blessed too for helping her have a life.
We will continue to update you on Murphy. While she lives physically with the Grahams, I believe she lives within all of our hearts forever.
She would not be here without every single one of you.
Blessings,

Becky Switzer
Molly and Murphy today. Best friends.
Molly is the caretaker!
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Kristi Redding Graham
35 months ago
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I'm Kristi, Murphy's new Momma. I tear up every time I look at this page. I don't know how to thank you all for loving and helping our sweet Murphy. You truly are angels. I can't say it enough.

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Debbie Downing Von Feldt
34 months ago
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Thank you, Lord for showing mercy and grace to Murphy and making her stronger each day.

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Kim Cochran
35 months ago
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Praying for sweet Murphy!

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Dee Dee Sisson Bailey
35 months ago
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Murphy is in our prayers!! Thank you for doing this!!

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Misty S. Colridge
35 months ago
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Thank you for the updates. Stay strong Murphy! Sending you an abundance of love and well wishes!

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Tim Hollars
35 months ago
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Any of this fund money going to prosecute the people responsible for this?

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Dee Dee Sisson Bailey
27 months ago

Does Murphy have a Forever home yet??? What are her special needs?? What kind of family are you looking for?

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Dee Dee Sisson Bailey
29 months ago

Becky, have you found a home for Murphy?

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Edy Bauer
31 months ago

Hi Becky. We have texted Kristi that Muphy has a safe place with us if she wants. So very sad that her care is so expensive for them. She looks so good now! We originally rescued her because Kristie and her family were wanting to adopt her. I was under the impression that another rescue was initially going to take her before we cross posted her on line. We can post for a foster now. If Kristi wants to keep until then she can or we can take her at our shelter any time ( Edy volunteer. Pets& People )

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Jess Tounzen
32 months ago

Murphy looks like a completely different dog!!

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Glenda Radigonda
32 months ago

Murphy looks amazing and so is her wonderful family. This pic sure says it all. Thanks Becky!

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Debbie Downing Von Feldt
34 months ago

It blesses me to see how well she is doing!! A true Miracle.

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Gary Furuta
34 months ago

I am so glad that Murphy is enjoying the day.

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Debbie Downing Von Feldt
34 months ago

Thank you so much for posting this video of Murphy. She is beautiful and I just pray she will get stronger each and everyday. We love you, Murphy!!

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Debbie Downing Von Feldt
34 months ago

Thank you, Jesus for touching this sweet baby and giving her the strength to wag her tail. I know Lord, You are going to continue to strengthen her and give her doctors the wisdom and knowledge they need. Murphy, we love you so much and I am so grateful you have such a wonderful family that loves you with all their hearts. I wish I could give you a big kiss so I am sending it to you right now with a big hug.

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Hope Murphy is doing well. Please keep us updated on his status. If I could I would take care of that beautiful baby myself. But since that is not possible I will pray for him to have a happy and safe furever home with lots of love.

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Kristi Redding Graham
35 months ago
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I'm Kristi, Murphy's new Momma. I tear up every time I look at this page. I don't know how to thank you all for loving and helping our sweet Murphy. You truly are angels. I can't say it enough.

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Debbie Downing Von Feldt
34 months ago
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Thank you, Lord for showing mercy and grace to Murphy and making her stronger each day.

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Kim Cochran
35 months ago
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Praying for sweet Murphy!

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Dee Dee Sisson Bailey
35 months ago
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Murphy is in our prayers!! Thank you for doing this!!

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Misty S. Colridge
35 months ago
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Thank you for the updates. Stay strong Murphy! Sending you an abundance of love and well wishes!

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Tim Hollars
35 months ago
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Any of this fund money going to prosecute the people responsible for this?

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Dee Dee Sisson Bailey
27 months ago

Does Murphy have a Forever home yet??? What are her special needs?? What kind of family are you looking for?

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Dee Dee Sisson Bailey
29 months ago

Becky, have you found a home for Murphy?

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Edy Bauer
31 months ago

Hi Becky. We have texted Kristi that Muphy has a safe place with us if she wants. So very sad that her care is so expensive for them. She looks so good now! We originally rescued her because Kristie and her family were wanting to adopt her. I was under the impression that another rescue was initially going to take her before we cross posted her on line. We can post for a foster now. If Kristi wants to keep until then she can or we can take her at our shelter any time ( Edy volunteer. Pets& People )

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Jess Tounzen
32 months ago

Murphy looks like a completely different dog!!

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Glenda Radigonda
32 months ago

Murphy looks amazing and so is her wonderful family. This pic sure says it all. Thanks Becky!

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Debbie Downing Von Feldt
34 months ago

It blesses me to see how well she is doing!! A true Miracle.

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Gary Furuta
34 months ago

I am so glad that Murphy is enjoying the day.

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Debbie Downing Von Feldt
34 months ago

Thank you so much for posting this video of Murphy. She is beautiful and I just pray she will get stronger each and everyday. We love you, Murphy!!

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Debbie Downing Von Feldt
34 months ago

Thank you, Jesus for touching this sweet baby and giving her the strength to wag her tail. I know Lord, You are going to continue to strengthen her and give her doctors the wisdom and knowledge they need. Murphy, we love you so much and I am so grateful you have such a wonderful family that loves you with all their hearts. I wish I could give you a big kiss so I am sending it to you right now with a big hug.

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