Help Save Rhino

$2,870 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 92 people in 36 months
Ivory Pyatt-Dowling  PHILADELPHIA, PA
Man shot and killed in Frankford

On Saturday, January 16, 2016 , my brother Nakia Pyatt was shot and killed in an apparent home invasion. However he had a dog who he loved named Rhino. Rhino was shot while trying to protect my brother. Rhino is a boxer mixed with a pitbull. He's 7 months and from the moment we saw him we knew that my brother would have wanted us to care for his dog. I took Rhino to the emergency Vet (VSEC). The bullets are in an area where it is soft tissue therefore removal is only if its detrimental. He will need to be isolated for the next two weeks to heel and to see if the bullets will cause any tissue damage or infection. Therefore I created this go fund me to help with the cost of Rhino's current and future veterinary bills due to his injury.
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Update 4
Posted by Ivory Pyatt-Dowling
36 months ago
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Hi everyone, Rhino went to his follow up appointment today. He was a little scared because I think the cameras reminded him of the gun that was pointed at him. However he was cleared to be a normal pup. The bullets will remain in him until he shows that they are bothering him. He was jumping, playing, and wagging his tail. The Vet said that he looks nice and healthy. Therefore all the money raised will pay all of his current vet bills. The rest will go towards training/therapy since he is definitely still traumatized. Thank you to all those who donated and helped Rhino. We all truly appreciate it. They did not find his shooter but hopefully with prayer he will be brought to justice.
Rhino loves playing in the snow
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Update 3
Posted by Ivory Pyatt-Dowling
36 months ago
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Thank you to all those who have donated so far! Please keep sharing and donating. Every donation counts as we reach the goal toward getting help for Rhino!
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Update 2
Posted by Ivory Pyatt-Dowling
36 months ago
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Look who is feeling like the wonder dog
Look who is out and about
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Update 1
Posted by Ivory Pyatt-Dowling
36 months ago
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Rhino is doing good. The bullets are still in him but as of now he's ok. He will have to be seen in two weeks to recheck his injuries. He's truly a trooper. The staff over at Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (Vesc) took excellent care of him. I would highly recommend them to everyone.
Rhino the miracle dog
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Raised by 92 people in 36 months
Created January 18, 2016
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$25
Arielle Evans
35 months ago
MC
$20
Michele Cottingham
36 months ago
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Bridget Edmonds
36 months ago

I love you Nokia and going to miss you much

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$58
Brian McCarthy
36 months ago
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Melissa Schwartz
36 months ago
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gena smith
36 months ago

We send our prayers to you and your family.

CS
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Claire Sutton
36 months ago

Best of luck Rhino, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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36 months ago
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