Help and healing for Jimmy & Chata

Jimmy works as a mechanic and lives in an RV with his best friend Chata, a beautiful 4 year old Pit mix. On the night of Dec 4th while outside his RV, Jimmy was ambushed by a man demanding he move his RV. As Jimmy responded, the man first hit Jimmy in the head, then shot at him, hitting him in the hand as he raised it to protect himself. This is when Chata came running out of the RV, and the man also shot Chata in the face twice before fleeing the scene. Jimmy is convinced had Chata not come out when she did, the man would have kept firing at him. Chata saved Jimmy’s life, and now we want to help save Chata’s life.
 
The bullets entered Chata’s mouth and exited through the jaw and the neck, leaving bullet fragments in the jaw. The bullet fragments need to be removed and her jaw needs to be repaired and the wounds closed so that Chata may both eat and drink. With surgery, Chata has an excellent chance at a full recovery. Without surgery, the vets recommend Chata be euthanized. We can not let that happen to such a hero. We need to help Chata recover, and Jimmy as well.

 
PALS is all about helping pets and the people who love them – please help us help Jimmy and Chata. The current medical bills and estimates for surgery are over $5,000. We all need to come together for this beautiful girl and give as generously as we can to secure her surgery and any additional medical costs, and hopefully give Jimmy a little cushion to recover as well.


We believe in our amazing PALS Community! Please make this happen. We will post updates often but we need initial funding to move forward.

Donations

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  • Carolina Gabriel 
    • $20 
    • 33 mos
  • Darrell Balatayo 
    • $5 
    • 34 mos
  • Mei Yang 
    • $100 
    • 34 mos
  • Christal Davis  
    • $20 
    • 34 mos
  • B Ernst 
    • $20 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer

Jessica Lefebvre 
Organizer
Oakland, CA
People Animals Love Support East Bay 
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