Help Hero Yorkie Walk Again

$26,160 of $22.1k goal

Raised by 927 people in 25 months
Ezio Hero Yorkie   San Leon, TX
Ezio saved our 3 year old grandson, Gavin from being attacked by the neighbors vicious dog while playing in our own back yard. He received multiple injuries including a broken neck, crushed trachea, torn muscles and ligaments in his neck. He has had two lifesaving surgeries this past weekend. He is now breathing on his own and is in stable but guarded condition. He is paralyzed on his left side. He needs additional surgeries to repair the damage done to his spinal cord and c2 vertebrae. Without this surgery, he may never walk or play again.
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Update 14
25 months ago
Thanks to the enormous generosity of so many we have exceeded our goal. We are tremendously grateful for the prayers, positive energy and messages as well as the new found friends we have gained. Ezio is healing amazingly well considering the significant trauma that he has endured. He truly is a miracle dog. Thanks to you!
As previously stated the funds will not only be used for Ezio's immediate care but his continued long term care. We would like to use a small portion of the money to pursue some legal action in regards to the aggressive dog, so this doesn't happen again.
We plan to continue to " paw it forward " by helping pets in need within our community. We are also working on some future projects to help animals in need. Please visit Ezio Hero Yorkie's Facebook page for more detailed updates. We will leave this GoFundMe campaign open for a couple more days so that everyone has a chance to see the updates. In the future please check the Facebook page for the latest Ezio News!
Thanks again and May God bless you.
https://m.facebook.com/ezioheroyorkie
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Update 13
25 months ago
Update!

Thank you all so very much for the wonderful outpouring of love, care and concern. You may have noticed that we have received amazing generosity by going over our goal on two occasions. As I stated before, it is my intention for Ezio to continue to be a hero by "pawing it forward". In addition to the donations caring for Ezio, they will also care for pets in need in our community. I will continue to post updates on Ezio's healing in addition to posting Ezio's Heroic contributions. I have had several people contact me in need and I hope I can help each in some way. If you are aware of a pet in need please message me here or on Facebook.
Thanks again
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Update 12
25 months ago
Just to reiterate. Ezio has had three surgical procedures to this point. He has suffered significant trauma and lost a lot of blood. He is lucky to even be alive. Healing is a process and doesn't happen overnight. He is under the care of more than one experienced vet who have advised that we take things one day at a time. He visits the vet several times per week depending on his needs for that week. He will have surgeries in the future but to rush into things can do more damage than good. In order to be anesthetized for surgery his trachea must be intebated. His trachea was crushed in the attack and is healing very nicely but to interrupt that healing to intebate for a surgery that can wait a few weeks would not be in his best interest.
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Update 11
25 months ago
Update!

After sleeping most of the day, Ezio awoke feeling rejuvenated. He is very happy and cuddly this evening. Every day brings him a little closer to his old self. He sat up for lots of hugs and kisses. He thoroughly enjoyed my reading everyone's messages to him in my funny doggie voice. Turning his head and cocking his ears to listen intently.
Because of each of you, this wonderful creature has been given a chance to affect the lives of so many. As his Mommy I can't thank you enough for saving his little life.
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Wanda Coker
23 months ago

Please do not have the other dog put down. Been enough tragedy. The other dog will surely face death .

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Barb Wilson
25 months ago

I'm glad to hear he's doing better - If you find it in your heart to help out my gofund, it would be appreciated. We're facing eviction and worse they don't allow dogs in family shelters so I was so fixated on the kids and this problem, that I didn't even think about what's going to happen to Layla my Chiweenie. I'm so tired. Seriously.

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Connie Pearce
25 months ago

You need to use some of the funds to persue legal actions against the family of the dog who hurt Ezio. They need to be held accountable. I have a dog and I realize further treatment will probably be needed as well. Praying for Ezio.

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Janice Rodel
25 months ago

Maybe she can help me and my kids with the rest of the money she received. We need food shelter and Uniforms.

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Jeff Phillips
25 months ago

Since you received all the monies you required for surgery; shouldn't you shut the donation page down and donate the extra to your local shelter?

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Tony Anthony Ira
25 months ago

What a hero ! I hope the little guy recovers soon ! I sure would love to help out and will once I get back on my feet .

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Katie Eichler
25 months ago

I wish you so much love and hope for Ezio. Dogs truly are blessings to families, and are protectors and guardians of those they love.

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Recchie Ann
25 months ago

Kristin Martin: Thank you for the update. I came relatively late to this site and all that was posted was the original post. Thanks for setting the record straight. I was hoping someone would respond!

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Vickie Hilbert
25 months ago

Joanne, your ignorance is showing. Read up please. Dr. I Lerh Brisbin of the University of Georgia concluded the following: "To the best of our knowledge, there are no published scientific studies that would allow any meaningful comparison to be made of the biting power of various breeds of dogs. There are, moreover, compelling technical reasons why such data describing biting power in terms of ‘pounds per square inch’ can never be collected in a meaningful way. All figures describing biting power in such terms can be traced to either unfounded rumor or, in some cases, to newspaper articles with no foundation in factual data."

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Dee Cox
25 months ago

Y'all have so much support! Ignore the bs!!!!!!!

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Susan Critelli
25 months ago

Julie Lucas, there is a tiny red link under the update that says "show all" so you can go back and see the other updates. There was a lengthy one earlier today with more details about his procedures.

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Katherine Elkahly
25 months ago

Hi Shannon! Can you please post on the 'old' Facebook page that there is a new Facebook page? I see lots of people still posting on the old page, looking for updates on Ezio. I'd hate for Ezio to lose some of his supporters due to confusion. Thanks so much! Kisses and hugs to Ezio from NYC! :)

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Robert Skibinski
25 months ago

I have a small, 15 lb. dog that thinks he's a rottweiller. He is aggressive with strangers and has even bitten me. I thought it was from being super spoiled!!! I've never laid a hand on him and treated him like he was the center of the earth. It turns out that his breed is known for being a little schizo. That's why I would never get a pitbull or equivalent of. it's not that I don't like them, I've met many sweet, loving pits and rotty's, it's just that if they get upset or crazy and snap they can inflict real damage. There's no controlling a dog that size. So as long as I have children in my house there will be no powerful pups.

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Robert Skibinski
25 months ago

I'm actually crying for ezio but thank God the child wasn't hurt. Was the other dog put down? You can petition the courts to do so. Especially if he was trained to be aggressive. Unfortunately the attack dog next door is past the point of retraining it sounds like but you legally have a few options. You can euthanize him, pull all of his teeth or send him out to be an attack dog at professional facilities. I know most ppl believe that a dog doesn't become aggressive unless abused but that simply isn't true. Some dogs become extremely submissive from abuse. Some dogs are aggressive by nature even with their own families and aren't properly trained. My sister was bitten by a friend's dog when she was small (on her face) but the dog had never been mean before that. Some just don't like children. These are animals and animals are instinctual, hell, humans are the worst!! And just like humans dogs can snap without provocation. I truly hope that this attack wasn't a product of long term abuse but either way something legally must be done. Good luck with everything, I'm praying for your family.

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Kristin Martin
25 months ago

Recchie Ann - Ezio's Update #5 explains that they were increasing their financial goal to help with Ezio's long term health care as well as to sponsor other fur babies that needed the help!

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Recchie Ann
25 months ago

I'm a little confused, here. I thought I was contributing to Ezio's healthcare/surgery fund. If he needs the money for his healthcare and surgery, how is he now able to fund other dogs' care? I didn't read this part anywhere in the story posted. While certainly a worthwhile effort, I contributed to his much-needed surgery, not a fund to treat other dogs. I contribute to helping dogs in need whenever and wherever I can. Just be more forthcoming the next time, okay?

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Felicia Devito-Piccone
25 months ago

Please keep Us updated on Ezios progress?

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Julie Lucas
25 months ago

When does Ezio get surgery? I sent money also. Didn't he go to the vet today?

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Constance A. Stinson
25 months ago

All dogs can bite and yes, it is very important as to how they are trained from puppyhood. Their social skills with humans depends on how well the owner has integrated them with loving, friendly people and other animals from puppyhood and on. Dogs have an instinct to protect their family but some ignorant people feel the need to make them mean for this purpose so they torture, beat, isolate, starve, chain and abuse them in all manner of evil. I pray that you make a full recovery Ezio, you are a super-dog!!!!

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Cyndi Douglas
25 months ago

Poor poor baby. Yorkies are such brave little soldiers. And as far as not being able to do anything about a vicious dog? Trust me, in our neighborhood that dog would be taken care of properly.

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$26,160 of $22.1k goal

Raised by 927 people in 25 months
Created July 15, 2014
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Leslie Corbell
25 months ago

Can't afford much, but you can't pass up on a "hero". Hope he gets well soon.

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Wanda Coker
23 months ago

Please do not have the other dog put down. Been enough tragedy. The other dog will surely face death .

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Barb Wilson
25 months ago

I'm glad to hear he's doing better - If you find it in your heart to help out my gofund, it would be appreciated. We're facing eviction and worse they don't allow dogs in family shelters so I was so fixated on the kids and this problem, that I didn't even think about what's going to happen to Layla my Chiweenie. I'm so tired. Seriously.

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Connie Pearce
25 months ago

You need to use some of the funds to persue legal actions against the family of the dog who hurt Ezio. They need to be held accountable. I have a dog and I realize further treatment will probably be needed as well. Praying for Ezio.

+ Read More
Janice Rodel
25 months ago

Maybe she can help me and my kids with the rest of the money she received. We need food shelter and Uniforms.

+ Read More
Jeff Phillips
25 months ago

Since you received all the monies you required for surgery; shouldn't you shut the donation page down and donate the extra to your local shelter?

+ Read More
Tony Anthony Ira
25 months ago

What a hero ! I hope the little guy recovers soon ! I sure would love to help out and will once I get back on my feet .

+ Read More
Katie Eichler
25 months ago

I wish you so much love and hope for Ezio. Dogs truly are blessings to families, and are protectors and guardians of those they love.

+ Read More
Recchie Ann
25 months ago

Kristin Martin: Thank you for the update. I came relatively late to this site and all that was posted was the original post. Thanks for setting the record straight. I was hoping someone would respond!

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Vickie Hilbert
25 months ago

Joanne, your ignorance is showing. Read up please. Dr. I Lerh Brisbin of the University of Georgia concluded the following: "To the best of our knowledge, there are no published scientific studies that would allow any meaningful comparison to be made of the biting power of various breeds of dogs. There are, moreover, compelling technical reasons why such data describing biting power in terms of ‘pounds per square inch’ can never be collected in a meaningful way. All figures describing biting power in such terms can be traced to either unfounded rumor or, in some cases, to newspaper articles with no foundation in factual data."

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Dee Cox
25 months ago

Y'all have so much support! Ignore the bs!!!!!!!

+ Read More
Susan Critelli
25 months ago

Julie Lucas, there is a tiny red link under the update that says "show all" so you can go back and see the other updates. There was a lengthy one earlier today with more details about his procedures.

+ Read More
Katherine Elkahly
25 months ago

Hi Shannon! Can you please post on the 'old' Facebook page that there is a new Facebook page? I see lots of people still posting on the old page, looking for updates on Ezio. I'd hate for Ezio to lose some of his supporters due to confusion. Thanks so much! Kisses and hugs to Ezio from NYC! :)

+ Read More
Robert Skibinski
25 months ago

I have a small, 15 lb. dog that thinks he's a rottweiller. He is aggressive with strangers and has even bitten me. I thought it was from being super spoiled!!! I've never laid a hand on him and treated him like he was the center of the earth. It turns out that his breed is known for being a little schizo. That's why I would never get a pitbull or equivalent of. it's not that I don't like them, I've met many sweet, loving pits and rotty's, it's just that if they get upset or crazy and snap they can inflict real damage. There's no controlling a dog that size. So as long as I have children in my house there will be no powerful pups.

+ Read More
Robert Skibinski
25 months ago

I'm actually crying for ezio but thank God the child wasn't hurt. Was the other dog put down? You can petition the courts to do so. Especially if he was trained to be aggressive. Unfortunately the attack dog next door is past the point of retraining it sounds like but you legally have a few options. You can euthanize him, pull all of his teeth or send him out to be an attack dog at professional facilities. I know most ppl believe that a dog doesn't become aggressive unless abused but that simply isn't true. Some dogs become extremely submissive from abuse. Some dogs are aggressive by nature even with their own families and aren't properly trained. My sister was bitten by a friend's dog when she was small (on her face) but the dog had never been mean before that. Some just don't like children. These are animals and animals are instinctual, hell, humans are the worst!! And just like humans dogs can snap without provocation. I truly hope that this attack wasn't a product of long term abuse but either way something legally must be done. Good luck with everything, I'm praying for your family.

+ Read More
Kristin Martin
25 months ago

Recchie Ann - Ezio's Update #5 explains that they were increasing their financial goal to help with Ezio's long term health care as well as to sponsor other fur babies that needed the help!

+ Read More
Recchie Ann
25 months ago

I'm a little confused, here. I thought I was contributing to Ezio's healthcare/surgery fund. If he needs the money for his healthcare and surgery, how is he now able to fund other dogs' care? I didn't read this part anywhere in the story posted. While certainly a worthwhile effort, I contributed to his much-needed surgery, not a fund to treat other dogs. I contribute to helping dogs in need whenever and wherever I can. Just be more forthcoming the next time, okay?

+ Read More
Felicia Devito-Piccone
25 months ago

Please keep Us updated on Ezios progress?

+ Read More
Julie Lucas
25 months ago

When does Ezio get surgery? I sent money also. Didn't he go to the vet today?

+ Read More
Constance A. Stinson
25 months ago

All dogs can bite and yes, it is very important as to how they are trained from puppyhood. Their social skills with humans depends on how well the owner has integrated them with loving, friendly people and other animals from puppyhood and on. Dogs have an instinct to protect their family but some ignorant people feel the need to make them mean for this purpose so they torture, beat, isolate, starve, chain and abuse them in all manner of evil. I pray that you make a full recovery Ezio, you are a super-dog!!!!

+ Read More
Cyndi Douglas
25 months ago

Poor poor baby. Yorkies are such brave little soldiers. And as far as not being able to do anything about a vicious dog? Trust me, in our neighborhood that dog would be taken care of properly.

+ Read More
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