Stanley’s Emergency Surgery
Stanley, the elderly, badly abused, utterly alone, forgotten street dog - has given us hope.
Stanley, the now beloved senior rescue - helps us all to believe in second chances.
In March of this year, a filthy, emaciated dog, clearly in desperate need of medical attention, was limping terribly in the middle of Pico Blvd in rush hour traffic. He was spotted by Jonathan Slavin who stopped and got out of his car. Stanley’s ingrained terror of people made him desperately defensive, appearing to most as aggression. Nonetheless, Jonathan literally scooped up the tragically stumbling, snapping, too weak to hurt anyone, beaten up dog.
Immediately, a handful of us, so touched by Stanley, began to work hard to create a new life for him. We made a promise to Stanley: we promised that for the last years of his life, we would give him a lifetime’s worth of gentleness, patience, inexhaustible hands-on care… and most of all, love.
Whatever the abuse Stanley endured was, it was severe. Nonetheless, this beautiful, gentle souled creature has forgiven the years of crushing damage and pain heaped upon him by human beings. Stanley now plays, cuddles, and thrives in his new forever home, with his new forever mom Piper Moretti.
This week, due to previously unseen, residual internal damage, Stanley suddenly collapsed.
His mom rushed him to the vet. She was given the option of immediate surgery - or immediate euthanasia, due to the certain painful death from the critical internal damage. The cost of the surgery was enormous - but the prognosis was good. The choice was clear. The promise was kept.
Stanley did amazingly well, and is now expected to have a full recovery. He will return HOME, where he will continue to heal, and bring love, as he also will to his many friends in the Facebook and Social Media Communities who have fallen in love with him. We are reaching out to these communities who have supported him thus far.
Stanley needs immediate help covering his medical costs.
Please donate. Any amount helps.
Stanley has proven that even the smallest amount of caring really does matter. And please, do share this post. Share Stanley’s story of hope.
- Traci Miller
- krista yu
- Melinda Bateman
- David Bateman
- Jakki Fox
Organizer and beneficiary
Los Angeles, CA