Ventura Fire Victim - HELP Monkey !

The Thomas fire in Ventura, CA forced Ashly and Monkey to evacuate their home. During the 2nd mandated evacuation, Monkey was viciously attacked by 2 German Shepherds. She was injured so badly that she needed emergency surgery. She sustained injuries that required stitches in multiple areas and drainage tubes. With Ventura still being filled with toxic air, Ashly has been forced into temporary living, miles away from home. Your donation will help Monkey continue to receive the appropriate veterinary care that she desperately needs to survive, like hyperbaric chamber sessions that will help her wounds heal and allow oxygen to flow easier through her body.  Her throat injuries caused obstruction of her airways, on top of the smoke inhalation from the fires, and she is struggling every day.  She imminently faces continued blood tests, ultrasounds, and possible upcoming surgery when she is strong enough.  Ashly was given the option to put her to sleep on Tuesday night at the ER and Monkey made her realize she wasn’t ready to go!  This puppy is full of love and one hell of a fighter.  The vet has given her hope for recovery with proper care.  Unfortunately, through this, Ashly and her boyfriend have lost work due to the Thomas fire closing business and cancelling contracts.  Everyone is suffering to get through this difficult time.  A little help to save her best friend will be the best Christmas present her family could ever receive.  Thank you for your love and support. Update: For Ashly to receive the generous donations you all have given, I need to give more information to legitimize this cause. I'm Amy Kochanski in Phoenix, AZ. I've known Ashly Othic since we first met in 2000, when she was my manager at Buffalo Exchange and we've remained friends ever since. She is the closest thing that I'll ever have to a sister and Monkey means the world to me. None of the funds donated will flow through me or my bank account. Instead, I've assigned Ashly Othic as the sole beneficiary and once approved by GoFundMe, they will transfer funds directly to her bank account. Ashly is unable to pay any of Monkey's veterinary bills until she receives these funds. All of the funds raised will go directly to EVC in Los Angeles (where Monkey went for her initial trauma surgery), as well as Dr. Kate and the whole crew at Ohana Pet Hospital who are working so hard at keeping Monkey with us. Thank you all, from the very bottom of my heart!!
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Organizer and beneficiary

Amy Kochanski 
Ventura, CA
Ashly Othic 
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