My Shelby's Surgery Fund

I rescued Shelby from the SF SPCA two years ago. She became my Nacho's favorite girl. They were inseparable. I had to put Nacho down 3 months ago, he had liver cancer and was sufferering. I thought that was one of the hardest decisions of my life.

Now Shelby has injured her knee. Kneecap dislocation and possible ACL tear. She needs surgery and convalescence.  I live on a second floor unit that has 16 stairs, it is impossible for her to recuperate at home.

She needs surgery. The first two weeks after are critical, I will have to board her for that.

I need to start this fund immediately. I am currently staying in a safe space for her but that is only for the next two days. I need to know I can get her to surgery as soon as possible. She cannot go up and down my stairs in her current condition without considerable pain.

She is smart and curious but very skittish. She was in the shelter system all of her life, 3 1/2 years, until I rescued her. I have no idea about her previous history. Her last few days she has just been doped up to keep the pain under control. It is truly heartbreaking.

I don't have the resources to manage her immediate care needs and the circumstances are urgent.

Anything you can donate,  $5, $10, $20, $50, etc. Anything would be welcomed. All funds will be directed towards her care.

I cannot imagine the alternative option, please help if you can.


 See top
  • Marina Cramer 
    • $20 
    • 40 mos
  • Annie Wegener 
    • $100 
    • 40 mos
  • Marilyn Davis 
    • $25 
    • 40 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 41 mos
See all


Beth Sereni 
Sonoma, CA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more