Mahalo's Fight

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Mahola, Nestah, and Soljah had a nasty encounter with a porcupine.  The female Mahola took it the worst and has required extensive surgeries to remove quills from her heart and lungs.  These dogs are the love of my dear friend Dennis's life they travel everywhere with him and are loved by the special needs clients Dennis works with.  Dennis is a youth worker at the Street Culture Project and runs a small Organic Farm outside Regina.  Dennis has had to take weeks off work to travel to Saskatoon to be with his baby girl.  The Vet Bills are nearing $8000 and climbing to save Mahola's life so I have started this campaign to offset some of the costs.
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Hello my friends
The quills just keep on coming both dogs making another return trip to the vet. One in Mahalos rib cage which broke off when Dennis was trying to remove it. Some days the dogs appear to be 100% on the mend and then some not so good days. Dennis tells me since Saskatoon's surgery he's been back to the vet 7 times with number 8 probably soon.
On the plus we received a call from national geographic potentially wanting to do a spot for one of there shows on this whole ordeal.
Go Fund Me the team has also been in contact as this has been an extremely connective campaign wanting to showcase some of our story as well.
Couldn't have done it without you my friends so thank you!
Mike
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Poor Nestah,
Back to the vet again! More quills removed from his neck and a nasty one stuck sideways in his foot. We hope this is the last of them as this poor guy is in some serious pain. He had been hobbling around on three paws for a few days so this is good news that they found the culprit.
Back home tonight but lots of bandages and medicine.
I swear dad if I see one of those prickly dudes again I'll walk away!
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Hello all,
Thank you again for all the kind emails of support for these three beautiful dogs. I have received a ton of emails asking how things are going so here is another status update. Mahalo is on the mend and although she is very tired of being in the house the vets have said no strenuous activity till the end of the month. Nestah still has quills in his neck tissue although they are softening up the worry is always that they will migrate to somewhere more critical. Dennis and kari continue to watch him closely. Soljah is fine and just wants to get back to business as usual.
Lots of people are still asking us to donate to the campaign and we truly appreciate your kindness. The out pouring of dog and animal supporters again is amazing. If you are really interested in supporting a worthy cause please head over to CCRezQs gofundme page https://www.gofundme.com/o5funk
and donate to this worthy cause. They are local to our community and work tirelessly to save dogs lives. Two of the girls that work with us at street culture are heavily involved with this rescue and they really need our support. You can visit there Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/ccrezqs/
These ladies are the real deal and have my upmost respect for all they do!
-Mike
On the road to recovery
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Aloha beautiful people, first of all with my WHOLE HEART I would just like to thank each and everyone of you for the love you have shown to me and my tribe... What an amazing thing that has happened here, who would have thought that a unfortunate encounter with a porcupine would have brought so many kind souls together from all around our planet.... I have started an Instagram acc. Pandanustree @ Pandanustree so people can see how truly loving and amazing not only my pup's are but the breed in general... You can also find us on Facebook under pandanustree as well.... From my pac to yours BLESS UP....
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Loralie Laderoute
36 months ago

Such a wonderful response to this campaign ♥ As for pulling it because you reached your goal, that would be a shame :( ....as I read the story the vet bills were $8000 and climbing. The goal of $10,000 was reached but the bills could very well be more! I understand that this fellow isn't back to work yet because he is staying home with his dogs til they can be left alone. People have the choice to donate if they want to or not. It shows what the goal is and how much has been raised. Don't let one negative response shut this campaign down. Vet bills could very well surpass $15,000. You just don't know. Any extra raised after the dogs are fully healed could always be donated to an animal shelter or charity that works with and for animals. This just warms my heart ♥

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Steve Webster
36 months ago

I saw this news story on the Internet. I was very shocked and very happy to see so many people who care about these dogs. I was a little more interested than normal because I too own a pitbull and I think they are tremendous pets. Smart, loyal, gentle. So I had to check out the GoFundMe page of this morning to see how much support these dogs have, and I was overwhelmed with the amount. Then I saw Sue's comments about ending the campaign. My first thought was who put you in charge of dictating when a campaign should be stopped. You don't know what the total that bills will be and expenses for this man. Quit being a busybody and mind your own business. Sue's comments were only topped by Joanies ignorant comments. This is no place and spreading your agenda about pitbull attacks. In my opinion your comments are totally out of line and out of context. Maybe it's your priorities that are screwed up and not everybody elses.

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Linette Martin- Langmack
36 months ago

Helping others, who help others is how we can reach out and SHOW, not just mouth the words but actually show that we care about those in need. If every FB member was to donate $5.00 to $10.00 we could provide for all the financial needs of these 3 dogs! It's not alot of money put on a few people, its a few dollars SHARED by many, many people! Please help those who help others. Give today!

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Kimberly Marie
35 months ago
6
6

I'd really like to donate to your cause it's a shame people like Sue think they can throw their weight around anywhere they please. I hope you did not close it because of people like her. I am an intelligent individual who cab clearly see the goal has been surpassed, but it is my right to donate past that point if i so choose. I hope your puppies are healing well and you have all you need!

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Casey Stone
36 months ago
5
5

Judi, I had a Jack Russell cross get hit across the side of his body a few years ago. I had no idea at the time but found out very soon that the quills will migrate inside the dog's body. My dog had surgery that day to remove 13 quills that were inside threatening to puncture his heart and lungs. The vet warned me that there could be more and sure enough, I had to take him back 4 more times for surgery over the next couple of months. He'd be fine for a while and then suddenly look unhappy. I'd search and sure enough would feel them under his skin. I was so relieved when all the quills were finally removed and so thankful for my vet! All the best to these 3 dogs and their owner.

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Jacky Zalopski
36 months ago
5
5

Nicely done everybody!!!

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Amy Villasenor
36 months ago
4
4

I feel good about donating, whatever the intent, things happen for a reason, and I have faith that my donation will go to good hands. I love dogs, especially the type that you have. Take care and please send updated pictures of them. Especially that one that took it the worse on the face. My heart just breaks for him.

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Korena Amelia Jaramillo-Rodriguez
35 months ago
2
2

This is so amazing!! I will send prayers!! Hopefully some can pray for my puppy too!! It is amazing how much support you are getting!

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Pandanus Tree
35 months ago
2
2

Aloha beautiful people, first of all with my WHOLE HEART I would just like to thank each and everyone of you for the love you have shown to me and my tribe... What an amazing thing that has happened here, who would have thought that a unfortunate encounter with a porcupine would have brought so many kind souls together from all around our planet.... I have started an Instagram acc. Pandanustree @ Pandanustree so people can see how truly loving and amazing not only my pup's are but the breed in general... You can also find us on Facebook under pandanustree as well.... From my pac to yours BLESS UP....

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Patricia Henderson
35 months ago
2
2

I feel so bad for these poor puppies. I'm definitely a city person and never eveb realized a porcupine could do this much damage or that the quills would continue to migrate. I had a pit bull for 17 years before she passed. She was the sweetest, most lovable dog you could imagine. People formed a different opinion after meeting her. While there are a few negative comments here most people that are animal lovers respect the fact that the owner of the dogs is doing everything he can for them to makr sure they live a long, healthy, happy life filled with love. What more can anyone ask for.

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Lesley Turnbull
35 months ago
2
2

I am so glad to read that you were able to raise the money you needed to take care of your babies. They are all lovely looking dogs and the photos made me absolutely ill. To imagine what agony they were in -- those poor , poor, dear pups. I am so glad that they are home now and doing fine. Stay with them as long as they need you at home...If you are able.

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Brynne Koontz Mixon
35 months ago
2
2

Oh those poor babies. I saw this story on weather.com just now and was quite compelled to see how they were doing. I tried to donate but donations are closed. I am so happy that your dogs are doing better and I hope you reconsider opening donations back up again. Good luck to you and your precious animals.

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Craig Macfarlane
35 months ago
1
1

No doubt this setback has amounted to a profound, life experience for you Mike. Am absolutely overjoyed to learn of your pack's progress. As I run my two, yellow labs (Zabba and Kya) daily in the woods, I sometimes worry about them. As an eventuality, I hope you might broadcast some insights concerning your dogs' recoveries, so we followers may better prepare ourselves, and learn from your experience. Praise the Lord, and one day at a time. I hope all your pack are "out of the woods", sooner before later. You are in my prayers.

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Lisa Jayne
35 months ago
1
1

Dogs are precious. I hope that your beautiful ones all make a full recovery.

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Linda Winkler
35 months ago
1
1

I agree with Loralie. The campaign to save these dogs should continue. The vet bills could go even higher. I have a dog and I know from the past that vet bills can be way more than what we expect. Keep the campaign open.

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Todd Sumrall
35 months ago
1
1

My heart went out to the dogs. I have a red nose myself. Very loving dog. I am curious as to whether or not the porcupine lived. Looks like the dogs didn't stop till they were finished:)

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Susana Ribeiro
35 months ago
1
1

pls people help to share my story search for "frufru surgery" i need help for my dog

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Cindy A Shipp
35 months ago
1
1

My heart just sunk when i saw these poor babies.. needless to say when i came and saw the overwhelming response to help it brightened my day. One thing that truly bothers me is how at such a devastating time all over the world with so much violence, hatred, cruelty when finally there is something showing that there truly is still love and compassion around you end up with someone that hasta put a damper on things. I honestly don't see what business it is of yours Sue as to if this is closed down or not. People see how much has been raised. If they choose to continue to donate that is their choice NOT YOURS. This isn't even about a breed, its about a living, breathing furbaby that needs help.. this is about a man that loves his furbabies and is doing the right thing by them. If you don't like Pitties.. thats your problem, if you don't want to donate, thats your choice. This isn't about you.. so butt out

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Sue Kaakee
36 months ago
1
1

As of 8:30 am Eastern Time you have surpassed your goal by $1200.00 dont you think that its time to close your fundraising efforts? This story has now reached enough people to pay off your vet bills. Please do the right thing.

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Lynn Crocker
35 months ago

just curious: hows the critter????

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36 months ago
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Amy Nettleton
36 months ago
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Feel better soon pups!!

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36 months ago
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36 months ago
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$5
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36 months ago
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JC
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Jon Cornwall
36 months ago
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Get well soon, pups!! :-)

$50
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36 months ago
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Dre Andrews
36 months ago
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From my mom, Maisie

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Vincent Mao
36 months ago
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Poor doggies. Wishing you all a speedy recovery. I see you've blew past your goal, but here's some funds for treats.

Loralie Laderoute
36 months ago

Such a wonderful response to this campaign ♥ As for pulling it because you reached your goal, that would be a shame :( ....as I read the story the vet bills were $8000 and climbing. The goal of $10,000 was reached but the bills could very well be more! I understand that this fellow isn't back to work yet because he is staying home with his dogs til they can be left alone. People have the choice to donate if they want to or not. It shows what the goal is and how much has been raised. Don't let one negative response shut this campaign down. Vet bills could very well surpass $15,000. You just don't know. Any extra raised after the dogs are fully healed could always be donated to an animal shelter or charity that works with and for animals. This just warms my heart ♥

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Steve Webster
36 months ago

I saw this news story on the Internet. I was very shocked and very happy to see so many people who care about these dogs. I was a little more interested than normal because I too own a pitbull and I think they are tremendous pets. Smart, loyal, gentle. So I had to check out the GoFundMe page of this morning to see how much support these dogs have, and I was overwhelmed with the amount. Then I saw Sue's comments about ending the campaign. My first thought was who put you in charge of dictating when a campaign should be stopped. You don't know what the total that bills will be and expenses for this man. Quit being a busybody and mind your own business. Sue's comments were only topped by Joanies ignorant comments. This is no place and spreading your agenda about pitbull attacks. In my opinion your comments are totally out of line and out of context. Maybe it's your priorities that are screwed up and not everybody elses.

+ Read More
Linette Martin- Langmack
36 months ago

Helping others, who help others is how we can reach out and SHOW, not just mouth the words but actually show that we care about those in need. If every FB member was to donate $5.00 to $10.00 we could provide for all the financial needs of these 3 dogs! It's not alot of money put on a few people, its a few dollars SHARED by many, many people! Please help those who help others. Give today!

+ Read More
Kimberly Marie
35 months ago
6
6

I'd really like to donate to your cause it's a shame people like Sue think they can throw their weight around anywhere they please. I hope you did not close it because of people like her. I am an intelligent individual who cab clearly see the goal has been surpassed, but it is my right to donate past that point if i so choose. I hope your puppies are healing well and you have all you need!

+ Read More
Casey Stone
36 months ago
5
5

Judi, I had a Jack Russell cross get hit across the side of his body a few years ago. I had no idea at the time but found out very soon that the quills will migrate inside the dog's body. My dog had surgery that day to remove 13 quills that were inside threatening to puncture his heart and lungs. The vet warned me that there could be more and sure enough, I had to take him back 4 more times for surgery over the next couple of months. He'd be fine for a while and then suddenly look unhappy. I'd search and sure enough would feel them under his skin. I was so relieved when all the quills were finally removed and so thankful for my vet! All the best to these 3 dogs and their owner.

+ Read More
Jacky Zalopski
36 months ago
5
5

Nicely done everybody!!!

+ Read More
Amy Villasenor
36 months ago
4
4

I feel good about donating, whatever the intent, things happen for a reason, and I have faith that my donation will go to good hands. I love dogs, especially the type that you have. Take care and please send updated pictures of them. Especially that one that took it the worse on the face. My heart just breaks for him.

+ Read More
Korena Amelia Jaramillo-Rodriguez
35 months ago
2
2

This is so amazing!! I will send prayers!! Hopefully some can pray for my puppy too!! It is amazing how much support you are getting!

+ Read More
Pandanus Tree
35 months ago
2
2

Aloha beautiful people, first of all with my WHOLE HEART I would just like to thank each and everyone of you for the love you have shown to me and my tribe... What an amazing thing that has happened here, who would have thought that a unfortunate encounter with a porcupine would have brought so many kind souls together from all around our planet.... I have started an Instagram acc. Pandanustree @ Pandanustree so people can see how truly loving and amazing not only my pup's are but the breed in general... You can also find us on Facebook under pandanustree as well.... From my pac to yours BLESS UP....

+ Read More
Patricia Henderson
35 months ago
2
2

I feel so bad for these poor puppies. I'm definitely a city person and never eveb realized a porcupine could do this much damage or that the quills would continue to migrate. I had a pit bull for 17 years before she passed. She was the sweetest, most lovable dog you could imagine. People formed a different opinion after meeting her. While there are a few negative comments here most people that are animal lovers respect the fact that the owner of the dogs is doing everything he can for them to makr sure they live a long, healthy, happy life filled with love. What more can anyone ask for.

+ Read More
Lesley Turnbull
35 months ago
2
2

I am so glad to read that you were able to raise the money you needed to take care of your babies. They are all lovely looking dogs and the photos made me absolutely ill. To imagine what agony they were in -- those poor , poor, dear pups. I am so glad that they are home now and doing fine. Stay with them as long as they need you at home...If you are able.

+ Read More
Brynne Koontz Mixon
35 months ago
2
2

Oh those poor babies. I saw this story on weather.com just now and was quite compelled to see how they were doing. I tried to donate but donations are closed. I am so happy that your dogs are doing better and I hope you reconsider opening donations back up again. Good luck to you and your precious animals.

+ Read More
Craig Macfarlane
35 months ago
1
1

No doubt this setback has amounted to a profound, life experience for you Mike. Am absolutely overjoyed to learn of your pack's progress. As I run my two, yellow labs (Zabba and Kya) daily in the woods, I sometimes worry about them. As an eventuality, I hope you might broadcast some insights concerning your dogs' recoveries, so we followers may better prepare ourselves, and learn from your experience. Praise the Lord, and one day at a time. I hope all your pack are "out of the woods", sooner before later. You are in my prayers.

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Lisa Jayne
35 months ago
1
1

Dogs are precious. I hope that your beautiful ones all make a full recovery.

+ Read More
Linda Winkler
35 months ago
1
1

I agree with Loralie. The campaign to save these dogs should continue. The vet bills could go even higher. I have a dog and I know from the past that vet bills can be way more than what we expect. Keep the campaign open.

+ Read More
Todd Sumrall
35 months ago
1
1

My heart went out to the dogs. I have a red nose myself. Very loving dog. I am curious as to whether or not the porcupine lived. Looks like the dogs didn't stop till they were finished:)

+ Read More
Susana Ribeiro
35 months ago
1
1

pls people help to share my story search for "frufru surgery" i need help for my dog

+ Read More
Cindy A Shipp
35 months ago
1
1

My heart just sunk when i saw these poor babies.. needless to say when i came and saw the overwhelming response to help it brightened my day. One thing that truly bothers me is how at such a devastating time all over the world with so much violence, hatred, cruelty when finally there is something showing that there truly is still love and compassion around you end up with someone that hasta put a damper on things. I honestly don't see what business it is of yours Sue as to if this is closed down or not. People see how much has been raised. If they choose to continue to donate that is their choice NOT YOURS. This isn't even about a breed, its about a living, breathing furbaby that needs help.. this is about a man that loves his furbabies and is doing the right thing by them. If you don't like Pitties.. thats your problem, if you don't want to donate, thats your choice. This isn't about you.. so butt out

+ Read More
Sue Kaakee
36 months ago
1
1

As of 8:30 am Eastern Time you have surpassed your goal by $1200.00 dont you think that its time to close your fundraising efforts? This story has now reached enough people to pay off your vet bills. Please do the right thing.

+ Read More
Lynn Crocker
35 months ago

just curious: hows the critter????

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