Medical care for ShinBi

$5,400 of $5,400 goal

Raised by 26 people in 34 months
Merrol Flynn
for Southland Collie Rescue Inc
 TORRANCE, CA
In February 2014, ShinBi arrived in Los Angeles as Southland Collie Rescue's first dog from abroad. He had just been pulled from a South Korean animal shelter and he was skinny. He had been shaved because he had ticks. The dog we originally were bringing over was adopted by his foster family and that made ShinBi a very lucky dog because as we soon found out, he was not a good candidate for adoption, not by your average family in South Korea or the United States.

HOW SHINBI CAME TO THE U.S.




We used GoFundMe to get ShinBi here and the response from our donors was amazing. ShinBi was so skinny we weren't sure he survive the flight. His weight was our first priority when he arrived and you can see why in this video.

SHINBI ARRIVES AND THANKS HIS GOFUNDME DONORS



ShinBi has a long list of problems. He has heartworm, but would not have been cleared to come to United States ordinarily. Yet because he had just contracted it, his test came back a false negative. That's how luck ShinBi is.

Sue Baldwin, the long-time Orange County coordinator for Southland Collie Rescue, has taken ShinBi in. She's never cared for a dog so ill, one that began by needing potty breaks every hour because of his tremendous thirst. His thirst and frequent urination schedule was a sign of other health issues.

We found that ShinBi has diabetes and hepatitis. He has liver problems. We can't be sure of the cause and effect. Now we are focusing on his diabetes first with his heartworm problem being secondary.

In March, we calculated that the cost of his care from February until July would be $3,000, but we've already spent that amount of money on him (See our current medical costs), some of it coming straight from his foster mother's pocket. Sue Baldwin has been a complete angel.

Although he actually lost a few pounds at the one month mark in March, he is now gaining weight. He has gained 10 pounds since March. He currently weighs about 50 lbs.

The fur that was shaved off in South Korea is coming back as downy fluff. And he proudly wears pajamas and other clothing that people have sent to support him. His vet exclaimed to Sue, "He doesn't walk, he dances!" 

Because he is heartworm positive and must lead a quiet life for now, that's exactly what everyone says when they meet him. He prances as if he was a show dog in a former life. In a few more months, we hope he can make more public appearances and win more people over with his quiet bouncy ways.

Southland Collie Rescue has never had to deal with health issues like these and we've all been learning a lot. Please help us support ShinBi. He was lucky enough to make it to the U.S. and find a rescue that was willing to take a chance on him. With more money, we think he'll be lucky enough to beat diabetes and heartworm. Help us save this quiet dancing dog who has traveled so far and needs our help to go just a bit further.

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Update 9
Posted by Godzilla Girl
23 months ago
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ShinBi is scheduled for eye surgery this Monday, 11 May 2015, so we have a new campaign to cover his surgery: http://www.gofundme.com/ShinbiEyeSurgery
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Update 8
Posted by Godzilla Girl
27 months ago
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Just wanted to wish all of our supporters a Happy and Safe New Year's Eve. Also to remind you that next year, we'll want to change things up and do some more social fundraising--fundraising days at Ruby's Diner AND a garage sale. Yes...you got stuff you don't need? Please save it so we can have a great early spring garage sale.
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Update 7
Posted by Godzilla Girl
27 months ago
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ShinBi wants to wish all his many supporters and angels, Happy Holidays.

ShinBi has overcome heartworm and now his team is working on getting his diabetes under control.
Happy Holidays!
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Update 6
Posted by Godzilla Girl
33 months ago
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We had $1000 on Friday the 13th of June with only $50 to show for the whole week. Over the weekend, things went a bit crazy with a $300 donation. Now it's Monday and we've already had $350 donated this morning. We are at $1,6550 or 30 percent of our goal. AND a possible big Paypal contribution in the near future. Amazing!
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$5,400 of $5,400 goal

Raised by 26 people in 34 months
Created May 31, 2014
Funds raised will benefit:
Southland Collie Rescue Inc
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Brea, CA
EIN: 954422628
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NS
$1,500
Nanette Sanders
31 months ago

This is for all Collies who never thought they would be loved.

WG
$50
Whitney G
32 months ago

I thank god that there are kind, caring people such as yourselves, who will not stand for the inhumane treatment of innocent animals. Shin Bi is a beautiful dog and I am rooting for a full recovery for him.

DP
$1,000
Diane Palumbo
33 months ago

Be well!

J
$1,000
Jenny
33 months ago

Love to ShinBi!

VB
$25
Valerie Brehm
33 months ago

Thank you for saving ShinBi!

$50
Anonymous
33 months ago
TP
$50
Teresa Pelkie
33 months ago

Thanks to Sue and all of you!!

A
$50
Andrea
33 months ago

For this precious baby

CM
$25
Carolyn McCullough
33 months ago
$200
Anonymous
33 months ago
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