Surgeries for Veteran’s Service Dog

Tobiah is a 1 1/2 year old Goldendoodle that is a licensed service dog for US Navy Corpsman Veteran Justin Spears. Tobiah is used as a mobility assistance dog and when Justin’s knee went out, Tobiah sustained injuries while performing his job. Tobiah had four fractures to his femur. Surgery was performed but two weeks later the rod bent causing a re fracture and additional hardware. A few days later Tobiah came under a major infection in the wound , needing a 3rd surgery. Due to the prolonged infection the bones blood flow stopped causing the bone to receed requiring a 4 the surgery to recover vascular function. His surgeries have caused Justin to incur over $9,000 in debt. We are hoping to raise the money to cover Tobiah’s surgery and to cover any unexpected expenses including, vet visits, medicines, x rays and rehabilitation. Please consider donating to help this veteran, his family and his wonderful dog Tobiah.  

  • Marghi Kilmer
    • $40 
    • 54 mos
  • Sabrina Bruns Schmitt
    • $50 
    • 59 mos
  • Brad Kamm
    • $50 
    • 60 mos
  • Anna Tabutsadze
    • $20 
    • 60 mos
  • Karen Smith
    • $75 
    • 60 mos
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Justin Spears
Redding, CA

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