Lucky the Dog

This is Lucky.  I am in the US Marines and I found him in the Republic of Georgia, just south of Russia.  When I found him, a car had run him over and his front right leg was snapped.  He was in very bad shape, and the injury was a few weeks old so he was dragging his broken leg on the ground with his bones exposed.  Even though he was only two years old, he was a stray, so nobody would take care of him.  I felt so bad for him that I managed to catch him and then took him to the veterinarian, where they did an initial diagnosis.  He was in very bad shape, and they said that if he had been left out there for another week he would have died from gangrene.  Lucky required a lot of work and eventually had to have his leg amputated.  Over the course of eight months he and I have become very good companions.  As he healed, I prepared all of his requirements to come back with us to the United States to live with my family and I.  Unfortunately, the recent fiascos with the airlines regarding animals have caused all pet travel aboard United to be suspended. Due to our military travel, we have no option but to fly United Airlines.   Our only options are to either take him to a shelter (where we have been told that he will probably not get adopted because nobody wants a three legged dog and will be put down) or to use a pet relocation service.  The pet relocation service is incredibly expensive (far more than I can afford at $4500) so we decided to give GoFundMe a try to see if we could raise the money to get Lucky home to the US and start his new life.  I would be incredibly grateful for any donations, and anything helps! Thanks!


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William Norris 
Bonita Springs, FL
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