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Raised by 136 people in 2 months
Created March 1, 2019
Please help support Sabreena Deen in her time of need. Sabreena was attacked by a  dog she found and took in while giving the owner a chance to find a way to bring him home. She has had 4 surgeries so far with yet another one coming up next week.  She will also need physical therapy to regain function back to her arm and hand. She has the love and support of family and friends but the medical bills are mounting and she is still in the thick of it and needs our help!

At the start of the new year, Sabreena found a lost and lonely dog on the street that was clearly a beloved pet. She took him in and worked diligently to locate his owner and through sheer ingenuity she found him! However, he was thousands of miles away in another country. The owner claimed he had left his Zeus with a trusted friend because Zeus did not have the correct vaccinations in order to travel by air and therefore not permitted on the airplane for the flight.  Zeus’ owner also claims that he did not know Zeus was missing as his friend neglected to inform him and didn’t find out his dog was missing until Sabreena contacted him. My sister, compassionate as ever, patiently and lovingly cared for Zeus while allowing his owner a chance to get Zeus vaccinated and relocated to him.

In truth, Sabreena fell in love with this dog who played and slept with her almost every day. She could never imagine that Zeus would ever hurt her. On Thursday, February 7th, our dad came home to find that Zeus had killed our 18-year old cat, Oreo. Even though Sabreena was shaken up by this, she still decided to take care of Zeus.

But tragedy struck on Saturday, February 9th, when Zeus got too close for comfort to one of Sabreena’s dogs and in an attempt to protect her own dogs, she herself was attacked by Zeus. He was wild and out of control. It was a struggle between life and death as Zeus wouldn’t let go of Sabreena’s arm. In order to save herself, she dragged 90lb. Zeus by the grip he had on her arm, through the house and outside to where our dad was screaming for help. Our dad saved her, only to have Zeus escape his grip and come after my sister again seconds later. Thank goodness our dad was there to get her free a second time and save her pups as well.

Sabreena has suffered severe wounds to her left arm which was basically shredded and injured so badly she was taken immediately into surgery in an attempt to save her hand. She also sustained a dog bite to her left leg when Zeus attacked her the second time. She has a long road before her with yet another surgery and physical therapy. To make a difficult situation even more challenging, the owner of Zues is out of the country and not able to be held responsible for the actions of his dog.

If you know my sister, you know she is filled with love and compassion for animals. Even after all of it, she was still heartbroken by the betrayal of the unimaginable attack and sadddened by the thought that Zeus had to be put down. 

If you do not know Sabreena, you should. She is a loyal friend and lovely young woman. She has overcome seemingly insurmountable odds in her life even before this event. She has compassion, love, sympathy, and patience for everyone and every animal.

Throughout this entire situation Sabreena has tried to only do good and to help a creature who couldn’t help himself. And in return she has only suffered for her kind actions. Help her to not be so burdened by the consequence of trying to protect the pups she loved from a crazed  dog. Anything you can give is helpful and appreciated! We do not yet know the extent of this financial burden but we know it will be exponentially more than she can handle on her own. Thank you.
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Hello everyone! We have great news to share!! Sabreena has applied and been approved for financial assistance from the hospital!!! We are happy to be able to reduce the amount needed! This new amount covers medical bills that are not covered by the hospital. Sabreena wanted to send out a heartfelt thank you to our family, friends and to the strangers who have reached out and helped her whether through donations, sharing her story or by sending kind words, thoughts and prayers. We are extremely grateful for your kindness and generosity during her time of need.
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Sabreena had her 5th surgery in March 5th. She was able to go home that day and is recovering well! She unfortunately needs at least one more surgery and will need on going physical therapy. A huge thanks to those of you that have donated and shared Sabreena’s story. We are humbled by you compassion and generosity.
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Created March 1, 2019
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