GOLDEN RETRIEVER SET ON FIRE

$28,450 of $10k goal

Raised by 785 people in 15 months
Barbara Gale
for SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE
 LOS ANGELES, CA
When you think you've seen it all, you are always proven wrong.
The inhumanity of human's is unbearable at times.

A young (1-2 y/o) Golden was found as a stray and brought into the Lancaster Shelter with burns down his entire back. Our doctors believe that either lighter fluid or gasoline was poured down his entire back and he was purposely set on fire!!

He is being treated at AMC now for severe burns and we are hoping to stave off infection which is what we are most concerned about at this point. The nerves are actually "killed" by such deep burns so thankfully he is not really in pain since he was in the shelter for several days in this condition before we were able to secure his release.

We have named him Fergus - Irish for Powerful. And of course like all Golden's he is still loving and forgiving and just wanted to be held..

We are totally dependent upon you, our friends, for help with all of the vet bills. Any donations are always so very much appreciated so we can always be there when dogs like Fergus.

Bless you Barry Jacobs for waiting in line today for three hours and driving for another two and saving this baby....

(WE LATER FOUND OUT IT WAS NOT CAUSED BY FIRE, BUT WORSE, BY ACID BEING POURED ON HIM - DOWN THE LENGTH OF HIS BODY!!)
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Update 22
Posted by Barbara Gale
10 months ago
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Dear Friends and Donors;

I wanted to share these wonderful pictures of Ferfus having the time of his life with his family and brother.
He has grown up to be a happy, healthy, beautiful young man all thanks to you!!

Please enjoy!
Fergus and big brother Casper
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Update 21
Posted by Barbara Gale
14 months ago
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You're invited to join FERGUS, Volunteers & Supporters of Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue at

STRUT YOUR MUTT!

Can't attend? No worries, see details on how you can still support SCGRR at the event!

On October 10, Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue will be participating in Best Friends Animal Society's annual "Strut Your Mutt" event, and you and your dogs are invited to join us!

What: A leisurely fundraising dog walk, or a 5K run (new this year) with/without your dog, followed by a doggie-themed festival that includes pet contests, photos, doggie goodies, fun activities for you and your furry friend, food, refreshments and more.

What makes this the coolest event ever?

FERGUS IS GOING TO BE OFFICIALLY ADOPTED AT THE EVENT!

News media will be covering the famous Fergus going to his forever home. He became famous for a very infamous reason, as the dog that become the face of animal abuse by having acid poured all over his back. He not only survived this brutal act, but is the most loving, wonderful pup ever!

Where: Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037

When: Saturday, October 10, 2015

Check-in and onsite registration opens: 7:00 a.m.

5K starts: 9:00 a.m.

Walk starts: 9:00 a.m.

Festival ends at 1:00 p.m.

http://support.bestfriends.org/site/TR?team_id=3270&fr_id=1126&pg=team
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Update 20
Posted by Barbara Gale
14 months ago
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Fergus went to the vet today and it was decided that he did need to be operated on to remove the most severe burnt skin to promote healing.

We are setting up the operation for next week at which time he will also be neutered. He is doing do well in foster care.

He will soon be going to his new family and living the life every companion pal should be.

I am so grateful to everyone that cared so much and still does about what happens to this angel.

Getting to spend time with him has been an amazing experience. I have taken care of many dogs, particularly Golden's in my life, but I don't think anyone, even my own, come close to being as sweet and loving as he is.

When he leaves, it will really leave a hole...

He is a picture of his beautiful face
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Update 19
Posted by Barbara Gale
15 months ago
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Here is Fergus meeting/playing/annoying his new foster brothers after moments of meeting them.

He is very happy to be out of the doctors finally! He had been there for just about a month His healing will now be at least another six weeks...

He is such a good boy..
Fergus at foster home with his brothers
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Ed Datguy
15 months ago

I'm offering $10,000 reward to however finds the attacker and sets him on fire. You must prove that they did it and then set them on fire.

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Barbara Gale
15 months ago

Fergus will go into a foster home once he is well enough to leave the vets. After a few weeks he will be well enough to be adopted. Please watch our website for updates.

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Ted Seals
15 months ago
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Dogs are nothing but love when treated with kindness. This breaks my heart so. I really hope the person that did this is found and punished to the extreme.

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Pattie Brandt
15 months ago
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Since double the amount has been raised, can some of it go to help Bella - the other dog that was burned and is still at the shelter. I'm sure they would appreciate the $$.

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Janet Kriegl
15 months ago
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Over the past 35 years I have come to utterly despise the city of Lancaster. Nearly all of what you read or hear about the low-hanging fruit that comprise their residents is negative. ESPECIALLY when it comes to the treatment of animals. Truly the dregs of humankind who are unfit to mingle in civilized society, you'll find them in that desert wasteland. Avoid at all cost (unless to rescue pitiful creatures such as Fergus)!

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Beverly Bradshaw
15 months ago
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YAY SCGRR! Thank you Barry for getting him out. Love this rescue.

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Jamie Gaul
15 months ago
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I will take him as soon as he's avail. Whatever he needs!

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Lua Monse
15 months ago
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I'm so glad to hear that there's many people who support Fergus God bless all of your guys.

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Dawn Levesque
15 months ago
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Im going to be sick, Ive got tears rolling down my face. Why in the hell would anyone do this?

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Mike Littler
15 months ago
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What a precious soul Fergus is. I hope that the evil perpetrator who did this is prosecuted to the utmost. Thanks for all that you do to protect these beautiful furry friends of ours.

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Karen Stanley
15 months ago
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Is there a way to get updates about Fergus and his progress? Maybe I'm missing something but I don't see a link to the vet's website or FB page. Thanks!

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George Rusk
15 months ago
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I lose faith in people when they do things like this. High hopes for a forever home and much love for Fergus♥️

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Kim Lambert-Odom
15 months ago
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How fantastic to see people donating like this! This boy definitely deserves to know nothing but love after what he has been through. I pray he finds the best, loving home ever and is spoiled rotten! Sending tons of love to you Fergus!

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Anahita Kar
15 months ago
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Please hunt down & arrest these psychopaths! This is outrageous that anyone could get his kicks by torturing any animal - let alone this beautiful loving creature. A sad day for "in"humanity

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Karo Karapetyan
15 months ago
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Let's raise some $ to offer as a reward for catching these monsters before they hurt more dogs. Here is the link, please contribute whatever you can: http://www.justicefordogs.myevent.com/

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Lua Monse
15 months ago
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God bless all of your guys?

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Lua Monse
15 months ago
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I fell so bad for Fergus I hope he gets better soon let's donate what ever what we can.

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Roxanne Smith-Henryson
15 months ago
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How can I get the info on adoption for Fergus? I have an 8 yr old golden who would love to be his buddy...

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Una Malan
15 months ago
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I am so heartbroken by this. The poor, poor sweetheart. Thank you for saving him and giving him a new, happy life.

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Joni Lynn
15 months ago
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Who do we contact about adopting him? I do not see your website.

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Raised by 785 people in 15 months
Created August 16, 2015
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Ed Datguy
15 months ago

I'm offering $10,000 reward to however finds the attacker and sets him on fire. You must prove that they did it and then set them on fire.

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Barbara Gale
15 months ago

Fergus will go into a foster home once he is well enough to leave the vets. After a few weeks he will be well enough to be adopted. Please watch our website for updates.

+ Read More
Ted Seals
15 months ago
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Dogs are nothing but love when treated with kindness. This breaks my heart so. I really hope the person that did this is found and punished to the extreme.

+ Read More
Pattie Brandt
15 months ago
6
6

Since double the amount has been raised, can some of it go to help Bella - the other dog that was burned and is still at the shelter. I'm sure they would appreciate the $$.

+ Read More
Janet Kriegl
15 months ago
6
6

Over the past 35 years I have come to utterly despise the city of Lancaster. Nearly all of what you read or hear about the low-hanging fruit that comprise their residents is negative. ESPECIALLY when it comes to the treatment of animals. Truly the dregs of humankind who are unfit to mingle in civilized society, you'll find them in that desert wasteland. Avoid at all cost (unless to rescue pitiful creatures such as Fergus)!

+ Read More
Beverly Bradshaw
15 months ago
6
6

YAY SCGRR! Thank you Barry for getting him out. Love this rescue.

+ Read More
Jamie Gaul
15 months ago
5
5

I will take him as soon as he's avail. Whatever he needs!

+ Read More
Lua Monse
15 months ago
5
5

I'm so glad to hear that there's many people who support Fergus God bless all of your guys.

+ Read More
Dawn Levesque
15 months ago
5
5

Im going to be sick, Ive got tears rolling down my face. Why in the hell would anyone do this?

+ Read More
Mike Littler
15 months ago
5
5

What a precious soul Fergus is. I hope that the evil perpetrator who did this is prosecuted to the utmost. Thanks for all that you do to protect these beautiful furry friends of ours.

+ Read More
Karen Stanley
15 months ago
5
5

Is there a way to get updates about Fergus and his progress? Maybe I'm missing something but I don't see a link to the vet's website or FB page. Thanks!

+ Read More
George Rusk
15 months ago
5
5

I lose faith in people when they do things like this. High hopes for a forever home and much love for Fergus♥️

+ Read More
Kim Lambert-Odom
15 months ago
5
5

How fantastic to see people donating like this! This boy definitely deserves to know nothing but love after what he has been through. I pray he finds the best, loving home ever and is spoiled rotten! Sending tons of love to you Fergus!

+ Read More
Anahita Kar
15 months ago
4
4

Please hunt down & arrest these psychopaths! This is outrageous that anyone could get his kicks by torturing any animal - let alone this beautiful loving creature. A sad day for "in"humanity

+ Read More
Karo Karapetyan
15 months ago
3
3

Let's raise some $ to offer as a reward for catching these monsters before they hurt more dogs. Here is the link, please contribute whatever you can: http://www.justicefordogs.myevent.com/

+ Read More
Lua Monse
15 months ago
3
3

God bless all of your guys?

+ Read More
Lua Monse
15 months ago
3
3

I fell so bad for Fergus I hope he gets better soon let's donate what ever what we can.

+ Read More
Roxanne Smith-Henryson
15 months ago
3
3

How can I get the info on adoption for Fergus? I have an 8 yr old golden who would love to be his buddy...

+ Read More
Una Malan
15 months ago
3
3

I am so heartbroken by this. The poor, poor sweetheart. Thank you for saving him and giving him a new, happy life.

+ Read More
Joni Lynn
15 months ago
2
2

Who do we contact about adopting him? I do not see your website.

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