Surgery for Ivan the Puppy

Ivan is an incredibly strong 6 month old chihuahua puppy that is in desperate need of your help! He was rescued from a hoarder’s house in Modesto, CA together with 7 other dogs. Unable to assess his medical needs at the shelter, he was thankfully given a new lease on life and taken in by Rescue the Underdog (an organization that rescues at-risk dogs in the SF Bay Area) and brought to stay in foster care together with another dog rescued from the same home.

He is apprehensive of people and unfortunately has a fractured left arm along with a dislocated elbow in the same arm making it impossible for him to put weight on his arm. He also has malalignment in his left back leg making it very challenging for him to walk with 3 serious injuries on one side of his body.

After a visit to a specialist doctor, we learned that these issues can be repaired with a costly surgery. Therefore, WE NEED YOUR HELP to raise the money as his medical care will cost approximately 10K.

Despite all of the challenges Ivan has faced in his short life, he doesn’t let that stop him from playing with his foster brothers and sister and learning to trust humans again! He is doing well in foster care and is looking forward to receiving this much needed surgery so he can regain the use of his left arm and left leg and finally start enjoying life the way every puppy deserves to. Please share.

Anything you can contribute to this cause will be much appreciated!

Note: For full disclosure the funds will be withdrawn from my account (under my name) attached to this gofundme account. I am an active member of the Rescue The Underdog (RTU) and will be giving all the funds collected to RTU. For any questions or verification of this campaign, please visit our website at
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 11 mos
  • Sue Bedi 
    • $25 
    • 12 mos
  • Lin Yang 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Harriet Zeiner 
    • $100 
    • 15 mos
  • Megha Chawla 
    • $50 
    • 15 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Susan David for Rescue the Underdog 
Vallejo, CA
Gabrielle Victa Chua 
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