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K9 Opal - Search & Rescue dog

$15,980 of $15,000 goal

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Created February 22, 2018
Opal is a 4-year old yellow lab, volunteering with Mountain Wave Search & Rescue and Lincoln County Search & Rescue.  She is certified in area scent with Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States (SARDUS).  Yesterday while  hiking with her people, Opal fell 20-30 feet and sustained multiple fractures in her wrist and lacerations from hitting rocks.  Horrible for any dog to endure, devastating for a high drive Search and Rescue dog.


In addition to the hospitalization and stabilization that Opal has already endured, she will require surgery to repair the damage done to her leg, most likely in the form of a rod and pins.  The surgery alone is expected to run a minimum of $5,000.  She will also need follow up appointments, prescriptions and rehab.  Recovery time is expected to take 6 - 12 months.  


Opal and her owner/handler Barb have been involved in Search and Rescue since 2014.  Barb has always been a huge supporter of her teammates.  She is always there to lift someone up, assist with training or run as support for another K9 team.  Please help us get Opal on the road to recovery.  She was truly made for this job and it shows in her energy and happiness out in the field.  She deserves a chance to heal and make a  difference in the lives of others.



Barb does have insurance for Opal, however it does not cover all costs 100% and does not cover prescriptions, or rehab at all.  Updates to Opal's recovery will be posted.  If you're not able to help Opal at this time, please share this with your friends.  It is so greatly appreciated.

Search and Rescue
"So others may live"
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From Barb & Opal
02/28/2018

She’s wasn’t too happy until she met the vet... then she turned into a big flirt. Surgery next Wednesday and if there is no surprises we are looking closer to a 6 month recovery with field possible again in 9 months!

Opal at vet for surgery consult
Oh Opal
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Barbara Turley-Linder
16 hours ago

Opal had a pretty good day today resting and a little time outside. I am still so overwhelmed with all the generous support and I wish there was a way to show how much we appreciate each and every donation. All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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Barbara Turley-Linder
1 day ago

Opal had a tough afternoon but I keep telling her how much love and support she has to make it through this! I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for each and every donation. Words can not express my gratefulness. I will keep everyone posted on her progress over the next few months. Thank you everyone from the bottom of our hearts. ❤️

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$15,980 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 412 people in 12 months
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Created February 22, 2018
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