Aaron's Plea

$1,430 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 10 months
Aaron is a nine year old male Doberman. He was found starving and dying in a ditch in Tuscaloosa, AL by two very kind and caring women. They got him to a vet and that night he went into seizures simply from the malnourished condition he was in. Two weeks later he was taken in by a Doberman Rescue group in Enterprise, AL. He was heartworm positive, severely malnourished and terrified of the world around him. Obviously he had been neglected and very abused for a long time. Since no foster home was available for him, the rescue group boarded him at their vets clinic. We had been watching Aaron's plight on the rescue Facebook page and decided to take him in July of last year. They allowed us to adopt him and care for his needs. Upon arrival at our home we discovered that Aaron had all the trappings of a dog who had spent his entire life outside and in socialized. He did not know what a dog bed was, but would lay in a corner in the next room. He would not take a treat from your hand; he would not drink from a water owl inside; he would not eat if you were watching. It took time, patience, coaxing and a lot of love to get Aaron out of his shell. Our other Dobermans were very accepting of him, which made things a little easier. But he was terrified of men, and would slink away and hide from my husband. We finished Aaron's heartworm treatment, and as of the first of the year he was clear of heart worms. Aaron has had difficulty in supporting his rear, and our vet showed us large knots on the inside of his knees. These were damaged cruciate ligaments that had been untreated for years and had bern very painful for him. But with better health and diet and lots of love and patience Aaron began to blossom. Until last weekend. We noticed he was unable to put weight on his right rear leg and he was in excruciating pain. A trip to his vet on Monday revealed a totally ruptured right anterior cruciate ligament. He could bear no weight whatsoever on this leg. The only answer is surgery. The cost of which is close to $4000. Our other two rescue Dobermans are both affected with dialated Cardiomyopathy and we are treating both of them. So we are asking for any help available for Aaron. The cost of the surgery up front is quite a lot to take on at one time. Aaron is such a great and sweet dog. In spite of all of the neglect and abuse he has suffered, he has nothing but love to offer. Please help us help Aaron. Any leftover funds will be donated back to Sweet Home Doberman Rescue.
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An update on Aaron. Aaron is now five weeks postoperative. He had a minor setback at three weeks, extreme pain and unable to bear weight, but the surgery remained intact. Aaron is now going to Fetch a Canine Rehab and receiving laser therapy and hydrotherapy in the water treadmill. This therapy is doing him a world of good. He is feeling better, is more active and happy. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who helped us help Aaron.
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We are just beyond happy and so pleased that so many people have shown care and concern about our Aaron. His plea had raised 56% of his goal. Aaron had his surgery yesterday morning and all went well. His vet allowed him to come home with us last night even though he was still very groggy from the morphine. We supported his rear with a sling and he is walking oh so carefully. Through all of this trauma and pain he did not lose his appetite and ate a wonderful dinner. With the help of his pain meds he slept well through the night. So today and for the next few weeks, I will be close to his side helping him walk, comforting him, and looking after his needs. Aaron is indeed one strong dog. He is sure to show you how recovery is done. We thank all of you, Aaron's donors and his followers, for supporting him and following his progress. We will post pictures and updates, and please share so Aaron's Plea can reach his final goal. Thank you all so very much!!!!
Aaron arriving home from his surgery.
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Aaron's Plea has reached 56% of its goal. Thanks to Tom, Julie and Barbara.
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Huge thanks to all who donated so far. Aaron is resting with the help of his pain meds, and his surgery is scheduled for Monday morning.
This is a shot of Aaron riding the ferry to his island home.
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Karen Rodzinak
9 months ago

Penny I meant to donate once but accidentally did it twice - could u pls remove one - thanks in advance

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$1,430 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 10 months
Created April 26, 2017
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$115
Anonymous
9 months ago
$50
Emma Coutant
9 months ago

I have a red 5 yr old Dobie and it tears me up anytime I see something like this. they are such loving souls and only ask for love in return.. Aaron had a lot of loving years left. Enjoy him.

$200
Tom Lilly
9 months ago
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On behalf of Nikki Lilly. Aaron will always be part of our hearts.

$50
Anonymous
9 months ago
$50
Anonymous
9 months ago
KM
$50
Karen Martino
9 months ago

HI penny I only meant to post 1 donation of 50 Could you help ? Sorry for the extra work

Karen Rodzinak
9 months ago

Penny I meant to donate once but accidentally did it twice - could u pls remove one - thanks in advance

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