SF Saves Tonka Bear!

(p)UPDATE - We received good news and bad news from the vet today. Although not unexpected, Tonka is HW+ and while it is a curable disease, the treatment is expensive. Fortunately, it isn't contagious. In good news, the vet described Tonka as an "Absolute Sweetie" and gave him the green light for travel! Soooo.... we just need to hit our goal and then we can purchase Tonka's airfare and get him on his way. Please share with your fellow animal lovin' friends.

#Teamworkmakesthedreamwork  We did it!!!!!  The legal battle is over and we're ready to bring Tonka Bear to safety in San Francisco! The last step is raising the necessary funds. Please consider donating towards these expenses: 

- airfare/cargo fee
- Interstate Health Travel Certificate
- 500 Series Airline Crate
- adoption fee
- boarding fees
- 1st veterinary appointment in SF + the cost of being neutered
- force free/positive training sessions

Tonka's Story: 

This summer, Tonka Bear was found by an ambulance driver whom had been called to the home of the family in possession of Tonka Bear. Noticing several healthy dogs running freely and one emaciated dog, chained to an old boat and curled up in a tight ball, the EMT feared the dog was dying and called an animal control officer (ACO).

At some point after the EMT left, but before the ACO arrived, the family removed Tonka Bear from the chain and dumped him. After serveral hours of searching, Tonka Bear was found wide-eyed and trembling under a bush at a distance from the home.

Tonka Bear was taken in by the Walker County Animal Shelter, where he has been nursed back to a healthy weight. In addition he has been given an opportunity to learn human kindness and love.

Things were moving in the right direction until Monday morning when his owner appeared in court asking for her dog back. Despite, admitting to knowing Tonka Bear wasn't being fed and not having been to check on him in months, the judge said she *could* have him back because technically he hadn't been in her care when he was being starved. Tonka Bear cried and hid from her when she called to him. His eyes pleaded to the ACO for help.
Seeing this, the judge gave Tonka Bear one lifeline... and San Franciscans came together to make sure he got it. Now let's finish what we started! 

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Help us rescue Tonka and send him to his new home in San Francisco.

  • Bree Brown 
    • $5 
    • 37 mos
  • Kelly Miller 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 37 mos
  • Dina DiBattista 
    • $75 
    • 37 mos
  • Jane Jordan 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
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Damon Pace 
Chattanooga, TN
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