Support for Thor

After a tragedy occurred last year, after staying in five different places, Thor and I rented a room in someone's house. It was here, that Thor was attacked twice by the German Sheppard the landlord owned.  

When the first attack occurred, she ripped his nail off. Thor needed to have the rest of it removed and cauterized which was supposed to be the end of it. Unexpectedly, the nail bed became infected which manifested into a bone infection in his foot. Almost needing to have part of it amputated, Thor beat the bone infection. The vet bills including x- rays, medications, vet visits, and a misdiagnosis, etc. added up to about $3,000 for that incident. The first attack was on April 8th. 

As I was looking for a new place to go, the dogs were kept separated. My landlord kept his dog in the basement and didn't walk her. She was always down there crying. It made me sick. I walked her as often as I could and tried my best to explain to him that she was being neglected. Naturally, due to this neglect worsening her already possessive and territorial traits she became extremely territorial over the basement.  The laundry room is located in the basement. The door leading into the basement needs to be pulled up hard in order to close. Due to my injuries sustained last year in May as an EMT, it hurts to pull up on the door but I always closed it perfectly, until the one day it didn't latch all the way. 

I watched my boy standing there in the basement and quickly rushed over to grab him and and push him away, but it was too late. She attacked him again for the second time which led to his rear legs splaying out causing a severe strain in his Iliopsoas and Sartorius muscles. 

I had asked the owner of the German Sheppard after both these injuries occurred if he would pay 50% of the damages. He refused. Then after the second attack occurred, I asked if he would pay 25% of just the back right leg. He refused.  When I mentioned I could take him to civil court, he illegally evicted us. Threatened to throw our stuff on the street and illegally changed the locks. Thor and I were able to find a new home within a couple weeks after being "evicted." 

Thor is my life. He is one of the only coping mechanisms I had left after losing Kyle. My injuries have robbed me of my ability to climb, hold a book up, hike long miles, roller blade, etc etc. All I've had is this dog. Watching him run around, wrestle, and play with his friends would light up my heart. Going on walks with him was calming for us.  Now Thor, per his orthopedists instruction, is to only walk twice a day for only 15 minutes. No friends. No dog parks. No trails. He's not even supposed to jump in and out of the car. He has become noticeably depressed during this time. I feel as if he believes I am doing this to him. I'm not taking him to the park or allowing him to run and he doesn't understand why. 

We are asking for help because I cannot afford these bills alone and this dog is my everything. Thor is scheduled to begin therapy on September 17th. Each visit costs around $140- $200 per session. It will include hydrotherapy, stretching, cold laser therapy, and anything else the rehabilitation specialists deem necessary for Thor's full recovery.  They are estimating this will go on twice a week for approximately 6-12 weeks. Donations would also help us with medications and follow ups with the orthopedist. We would really appreciate any donations to our cause. 

Let's get Thor running, playing, and smiling again! I will be so thankful to have him back to his normal self. Thank you :) 

If anyone has any questions about the events that transpired or the full treatment plan please don't hesitate to ask.


  • Lawrence Ehrlich  
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo


Melody Kline 
Annapolis, MD
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