Derek (not his original name) was dumped at the Downey Animal Shelter by the only family he had ever known on April 20th , eight years after he had been adopted from the same shelter as a puppy . When I agreed to be his foster mom, 4Life Animal Rescue pulled him from the shelter on April 30 after Derek had been there for 10 days. In that 10 days he became quite ill and required multiple vet visits after his rescue however, Derek would not eat and could not keep any medications down. After having him 5 days and watching him deteriorate and not eating except for one very small meal five days ago, I decided to take him to the Specialists at Southern California veterinary Specialty Hospital ER even though the rescue group’s funds were depleted. Derek could no longer wait for fundraising, his life depended on immediate care and I stepped forward to personally pay for it. I have created this fundraiser to cover his ER costs and any funds raised above the ER costs will be forwarded 4Life Animal Rescue for his past and continued costs of care. His care has cost over $1,000 prior to ER visit and he is estimated to be in the hospital for 2-4 days. It all depends on how well he responds to treatment. As of this writing, he is in an oxygen chamber with IV fluids and medication. If you are unable to donate toward his care right now, please say a little prayer for him and share his story. Anything and everything is so very much appreciated. You can follow his story on my Instagram account at 949r or check back here for updates. Thank you so much for caring enough to read his story.
Photos attached include the ER, the first estimate for his care, his shelter info page and the photo that was taken by a concerned Citizen the day he was brought back to the shelter . #DerekTheUnderdog