URGENTsurgeryFORshelterPUP

$18,346 of $23.1k goal

Raised by 550 people in 2 months
Victoria S. Frazier  ESTERO, FL
11/14/16
WOW!  WHAT has happened?  HOW did this happen?  WHO would allow this girl to SUFFER like this.  WELL NO MORE!  Love Is Fur Ever Dog Rescue is going to give this girl the LIFE she has been waiting for.  This sweet girl is headig to our rescue tomorrow 11/14/16.  Our VET CREW at Pets First Wellness Center is awating her arrival.  We have NO IDEA WHAT she WENT THROUGH to end up NOT ONLY like this BUT AT THE SHELTER!  OUR HEARTS hurt so badly for her.  

SHE WILL need 3-4 difference surgies, along with possible skin grafts and MORE.  

PLEASE PLEASE HELP!  Our fundraiser amount needed to be rasied WILL CONTINUE to CHANGE day by day.

We OWE this to Abigail.  We owe her to help more dogs JUS T LIKE HER.  Abigail is LIVING PROOF of a dog who is so badly judged.  LIFE Rescue wants to continue to help dogs who have gone through the same thing!  Will you help us do that?

Article from The Dodo:
Abigail was too gentle for the life she was forced to live.

The 3-year-old pit bull mix was seized during a raid on a suspected fighting operation earlier this month. But she wasn't born to be a fighter. So her owner allegedly decided to use her as a bait dog, essentially a chew toy to work the other dogs into a frenzy.

The dog arrived at Miami-Dade Animal Services in Florida broken in more ways than one.

"She was anemic," Victoria Frazier, of Love is Fur Ever Dog Rescue, tells The Dodo. "She was infested with ticks. She smelled so bad."

But most hauntingly, she was barely recognizable.

"Her whole entire side of her face was missing," Frazier says. "Her skin tissue was hanging. Most of her ear was gone."

Indeed, it had been ripped right down to the ear drum.

When Frazier saw that face posted on Facebook earlier this month, she didn't hesitate.

Abigail had only spent a day at the shelter before Frazier and her husband brought the dog to Pets First Wellness Center in Estero, Florida.

The shelter's staff had given Abigail as much care as they could muster with limited resources. But it wasn't enough.

"They do what they can," Frazier says. "But the pain meds and antibiotics she was on for the injuries that she had were going to do nothing for her."

"Maybe another day or two and she probably would have passed from being septic," she says. "because her injuries were at least a week or two old."

Abigail is only on her eighth day of treatment. The clinic has been posting daily updates on her condition to Facebook, as has Frazier on her own page.

So far, her care has mostly involved bandage change after bandage change, costing around $200 to $300 per day. And Frazier's rescue organization has managed to raise enough funds to cover them for the next month.

But Abigail has also gotten another kind of treatment.

"We started it on day one with her little headbands," Frazier says.

Eventually, she bought Abigail a collection of hats to wear. While they cover the dog's gaping wound, the hats also seem to bring out her sweet smile.

And the idea of bonnet therapy seems to have caught on with people who are cheering for this dog.

"We actually have a couple of supporters who are hand-making some for her that are on their way," Frazier says.

"She's going to wear those probably for the rest of her life," she adds. "We kind of made a little thing out of it."

For now, Abigail is living at the clinic. Her first surgery is scheduled for Tuesday. But from there, she will go home with Frazier, who will be her foster mom until Abigail is strong enough for a long-term home.

In the meantime, every day, little by little, her caregivers are catching glimpses of the dog she was always supposed to be.

"She is a very happy girl," Frazier says.

Want to help Abigail on her road to recovery — or even send her a hat to wear?


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Update 18
Posted by Victoria S. Frazier
4 days ago
Our sweet girl is doing AMAZING. Her infection on her little belly is getting better day by day. Her skin graft healed beautifully. She will be heading in tomorrow for her spay! Thank you so much for your on going love and support. Follow Abigail's story and watch her journey on her Facebook page "Bonnets For Abigail"
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Update 17
Posted by Victoria S. Frazier
21 days ago
PUPdate:
Today Abigail went in because of the lump we found on her abdomen area this morning. While she was being examined we found 2 more lumps. ALL are connected to her mammary chains. Which is NOT GOOD NEWS. We did several apparitions and found some unusual cells under the scope. These are being sent out to the pathologist. Now we wait for results. PLEASE continue to keep Abigail in your PRAYERS.
We wish we didn't have this kind of news to share, as you all know she has been through enough. Although this could be possible cancer or just a simple infection she is HAPPY and in no pain.
If you would like to contribute to her care please visit her link at www.gofundme.com/urgentsupportneeded
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Update 16
Posted by Victoria S. Frazier
1 month ago
Good morning everyone. Abigail is doing AMAZING thanks to you ALL!! Tomorrow is another BIG DAY for her as she heads in for yet another surgery. We are praying it will. E her last but it all depends in the graft takes and heals. There are some areas of concern of infected and thats why we need to move forward with surgery first thing tomorrow morning. Please continue to keep her in your thoughts and donating to her on going care. Thank you all and we wish you the best happy holidays.
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Update 15
Posted by Victoria S. Frazier
1 month ago
Day 32 of Abigail's Journey. Good morning everyone. Abigail had a somewhat of a rough night. She had much more swelling than she has had in the last few days. We applied a pressure bandaged and it seemed to help a little. After removing it this am we decided to leave her wrap on for a small amount of pressure. She is happy and loves life. Lots of rest for this girl today.
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Jen Dahl
2 months ago
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2

Will she put up for adoption after her recovery or has she been adopted already?

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Denise Hutchinson-Kennedy
2 months ago
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2

From our hearts at life rescue thank you to all who have supported this fund so far. Please keep sharing

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Alejandra Vaca
3 days ago
1
1

Where do I send her a hat? Much love and hope she gets better soon!

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Codi Leigh Hudnall
3 days ago
1
1

I would love to make a headband for the little puppets! :) where can I send it and how many inches around is her head?

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Debora Lewis
2 months ago
1
1

I have just called the vet and donated. Praying that she will be ok now the she is getting treatment and love.....bless her heart and the rescue place and everyone who will be caring for her.

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Jen Dahl
2 months ago

We have not seen an update today. How is she doing today?

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Amy Kolb
2 months ago

Woohoo!!! Almost there money-wise!! Let us all know if there's anything else Abigail needs! She deserves all the best we decent human beings can offer her!

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Laura Braun Glivic
2 months ago

What happened here - need a little more info before donating- how did she get to shelter , etc

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Danielle Dmac
1 day ago

I would love to send a hat! Where can I send one to? Thank you for saving this beautiful pup!!!!

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Pam Massey
4 days ago

Thank you so much fo the update on our sweet girl! May only love and happiness follow her from now on!

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Barbara Walters
1 month ago

Thank you for the update. I am hopeful that she will eventually have the life she deserves.

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Carmita Paredes
1 month ago

Dear Victoria, Thank you for the update and thank you for giving her love. I'm praying for her to get healed and well soon so she can enjoy life to the fullest. Give her kissed from me. Please continue to update us. I really love this sweet girl. I' praying for her really hard and sharing her story so more people can help. May god always protect beautiful Abigail and bless you.

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Carmita Paredes
1 month ago

I love this girl, she has such a beautiful face, and besides what she went through she is so sweet. I'm praying for her to be healed completely, so she can enjoy life to the fullness, thank you Victoria for giving her a home and your love.

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Marlee Cea
1 month ago

Sending lots of love and snuggles to feel better soon!!!

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Claude V Marie
1 month ago

https://vimeo.com/193472818

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Laura Cardinale Murphy
1 month ago

Sending Positive thoughts and energy her way. Please do your best to take care of this sweet girl. Lots of love being sent from MD

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Amy Kolb
1 month ago

Being in a home, even if just for a few days, will probably do wonders for her!! So glad she was able to leave the hospital for a bit! Hoping she's in her forever home by Christmas!

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Jen Dahl
1 month ago

When will she be put up for adoption?

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Elizabeth Campbell
1 month ago

That has to be one happy pup!

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Amy Kolb
1 month ago

Oh, it's looking good! Keep up all the wonderful work everyone!!! Many, many happy thanksgiving's to come, Abigail!!

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$18,346 of $23.1k goal

Raised by 550 people in 2 months
Created November 13, 2016
Victoria S. Frazier  
$5
Vanessa Lynn
2 hours ago

God bless <3

KH
$100
Kevin Hopper
14 hours ago
$10
Anonymous
1 day ago
AP
$20
Angela Paldino
1 day ago

God bless you

GG
$10
Gabriella George
1 day ago
$30
Anonymous
1 day ago
AC
$16
Allison Cook
1 day ago

I love my animals so much and when I see things like this it just breaks my heart. I am so glad to hear that she is getting better and I hope she finds an amazing forever home with a family that will love her!

MH
$50
Melanie Hargett
2 days ago
EK
$10
Emily Kim
2 days ago
GF
$25
Gail Fread
2 days ago
Jen Dahl
2 months ago
2
2

Will she put up for adoption after her recovery or has she been adopted already?

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Denise Hutchinson-Kennedy
2 months ago
2
2

From our hearts at life rescue thank you to all who have supported this fund so far. Please keep sharing

+ Read More
Alejandra Vaca
3 days ago
1
1

Where do I send her a hat? Much love and hope she gets better soon!

+ Read More
Codi Leigh Hudnall
3 days ago
1
1

I would love to make a headband for the little puppets! :) where can I send it and how many inches around is her head?

+ Read More
Debora Lewis
2 months ago
1
1

I have just called the vet and donated. Praying that she will be ok now the she is getting treatment and love.....bless her heart and the rescue place and everyone who will be caring for her.

+ Read More
Jen Dahl
2 months ago

We have not seen an update today. How is she doing today?

+ Read More
Amy Kolb
2 months ago

Woohoo!!! Almost there money-wise!! Let us all know if there's anything else Abigail needs! She deserves all the best we decent human beings can offer her!

+ Read More
Laura Braun Glivic
2 months ago

What happened here - need a little more info before donating- how did she get to shelter , etc

+ Read More
Danielle Dmac
1 day ago

I would love to send a hat! Where can I send one to? Thank you for saving this beautiful pup!!!!

+ Read More
Pam Massey
4 days ago

Thank you so much fo the update on our sweet girl! May only love and happiness follow her from now on!

+ Read More
Barbara Walters
1 month ago

Thank you for the update. I am hopeful that she will eventually have the life she deserves.

+ Read More
Carmita Paredes
1 month ago

Dear Victoria, Thank you for the update and thank you for giving her love. I'm praying for her to get healed and well soon so she can enjoy life to the fullest. Give her kissed from me. Please continue to update us. I really love this sweet girl. I' praying for her really hard and sharing her story so more people can help. May god always protect beautiful Abigail and bless you.

+ Read More
Carmita Paredes
1 month ago

I love this girl, she has such a beautiful face, and besides what she went through she is so sweet. I'm praying for her to be healed completely, so she can enjoy life to the fullness, thank you Victoria for giving her a home and your love.

+ Read More
Marlee Cea
1 month ago

Sending lots of love and snuggles to feel better soon!!!

+ Read More
Claude V Marie
1 month ago

https://vimeo.com/193472818

+ Read More
Laura Cardinale Murphy
1 month ago

Sending Positive thoughts and energy her way. Please do your best to take care of this sweet girl. Lots of love being sent from MD

+ Read More
Amy Kolb
1 month ago

Being in a home, even if just for a few days, will probably do wonders for her!! So glad she was able to leave the hospital for a bit! Hoping she's in her forever home by Christmas!

+ Read More
Jen Dahl
1 month ago

When will she be put up for adoption?

+ Read More
Elizabeth Campbell
1 month ago

That has to be one happy pup!

+ Read More
Amy Kolb
1 month ago

Oh, it's looking good! Keep up all the wonderful work everyone!!! Many, many happy thanksgiving's to come, Abigail!!

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