Homeless Pit Bull needs a wheel chair
Maya has her own wheels and is getting stronger and stronger everyday. She gets x-rays on her spine Tuesday morning and the Dr. is going to look at the cyst on her butt to evaluate it for removal. Never a dull moment for Miss Maya, she is a busy girl. We still need to raise some funds for all these extras and plans are in the works for our next fund raiser! (Hopefully it won't involve baking, LOL) We welcome spare change, ideas and donations of any kind. Pit Stop Rescue has never charged a dime in adoption fees for our dogs. The only thing we ask is that you "pay it forward" in some way involving an animal. Wether it's your neighbors dog that needs neutering and he can't afford it, or you want to sponser another dog here at Pit Stop, whatever. We rescue just to rescue and make sure that dogs life turns out great. Food, medical, vaccines and spay/neuter has always come out of our pockets. We are hoping this is going to be a wonderful way to take some of the financial burden off our shoulders and allow us to help more dogs.
Maya is a 6 month old Pit Bull that used up her time at the shelter and the rescue group. She was born with a spinal abnormality that prevents her from walking. She drags herself around and is otherwise healthy, learning to be potty trained and loves people, dogs and cats. She is both sweet and above all brave. I have taken her into my home to prevent her from being euthinized just because she is deemed unadoptable. I know there is someone out there who will want her and love her like I do. If she never finds that home she will always stay here with me.
What Maya needs as badly as a home is her mobility, freedom and independence. She longs to run and play with the other dogs and for now can only watch. We would like to raise $500 to get her x-rays and a chair especially made for her and adjustable for her to grow with. Please help us get her in a chair before the end of summer. Anything you can spare will get us closer to our goal, Thank you for caring and supporting Maya and for donating (even $1) makes a difference.
Maya thanks you as do I! If she could she would wag her tail and give you a big pittie kiss!
Most of the diagnostics are cost prohibitive. The MRI, which can only be done at MSU, will be between $1500 and $1800! We sure didn't raise that kind of money at the bake sale, LOL! That may only tell us "where" the problem lies and may not tell us why or if it can even be fixed. Lots of the tests are just to rule out causes and after all of those, and we still don't know the how or the why....we will be out of funds and still not have helped Maya at all.
Enough of the bad news and on to some goo! We have started very specific physical therapy exercises in hopes of continuing Mayas progress. They are for balance, strength and a wider range of motion. I am excited about this and encouraged in the thought that
whatever has caused Mayas paralysis can be dealt with, without invasive and risky surgical procedures. Nothing is written in stone yet and Pit Stop will continue to mull over all our options and will definitely consider what is in Mayas best interest. To begin Mayas treatment plan the BPAH requires a $3000 deposit. :( We welcome your thoughts and ideas or even your personal experiences/stories.
As soon as Maya doggy life vest is in, we will begin her water therapy as well! I'm hoping she is going to enjoy this more than me!
Thanks for supporting Maya and keeping her in your thoughts and prayers.
Peace, Love and Rescue!
Also her cyst on her butt seems to be shrinking in size. A slight difference, but still a step in the right direction. It's difficult to keep her from sitting on it but now that I know the effort is paying off, I will try even harder to keep her from plopping down on it and letting her scooch across the floor on it.
Her appetite is steadily increasing and so is her energy and stamina. Thanks to everyone who's on Mayas side, be it donations, prayers or sharing on Facebook, we really appreciate all of you. Keep sending the good vibes, it's working wonders!
My husband and I have been looking for a sweet pup to adopt and I fell in love with Maya once I saw her story. We would love to adopt her
I am a vet in Louisville KY . I was wondering if she was still needing a home? I would love to adopt her
HI, How is Maya doing, i would like to help in some way. My husband and I would possibly be interested in adopting her or at least helping out with her. Did you get an estimate for the surgery yet? I have some fundraising ides too. Thanks.
I will take her.