Let's give it back to Lawrence

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Raised by 226 people in 25 months
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I'm asking for everyone's support at this time for a wonderful, generous man. His name is Lawerence and he donated his savings of $5000 to the people who didn't want to return Kimbo. As happy and grateful as I am
It saddens me to know these ppl took his hard earned money in trade of a dog that wasn't theirs .. PLEASE HELP MY FAMILY GIVE HIM BACK HIS SAVINGS
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WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL AND THAT IS AWESOME..

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED..

At this time as Lawrence has stated to the media any monies over the goal will directed to various animal welfare organizations .
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I set up this go fund me page for Lawrence as he is the reason beyond my dog being returned to my family. Lawerence donated $5000 to get him home and this was the least I could do .... I will be withdrawing the funds in my name and personally handing the funds to Lawerence .
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***WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL****

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED OR SHARED THIS GO FUND ME FOR LAWRENCE . MY FAMILY YES KIMBO INCLUDED ARE AND WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL FOR HIS GENEROSITY.
ANYTHING BEYOND THE $5000 LAWRENCE WILL DONATE IT TO A ANIMAL SERVICE OF HIS CHOICE. I WILL BE DELIVERING THIS TO LAWRENCE AT OUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE.

Thank you all again
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Helen Gourley
25 months ago
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Whatever we call it, Lawrence should get his money back. Like the dogs owner said, the dog is his son. And any decent person who has pets knows they become part of the family. Shame on the lowlife horrible people who only gave they dog back after being offered money. Ofcourse the dog wanted to go back to his family. I guess they didn't care about that either.

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Janine McLean
25 months ago
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This is not trying to raise a ransom for dognappers as mentioned below. It's raising funds to reimburse the kind man who bought the dog back so he could return it to the family who lost it in the first place. I hope his generosity and kindness take him far.

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Jenn Shortt
25 months ago

Everyone this is amazing And @jimconchie you have it wrong this was a good deed from a stranger who wanted to pay it forward and because of this the family and all who are apart of this family want to show Lawrence how great he is Thank you Lawrence

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Erin Scholz
25 months ago

so close to the goal! I hope you film Lawrence's reaction! This is such a great story after an initial terrible situation.

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Fiona Laviolette
25 months ago

Hi! I started a fundraiser as I was so moved by this story - I didn't pursue it after I realized you had started one - but I did receive 2 donations that come to $35 total. I would love to send this money to Lawrence - can you send me his email or would it make more sense for me to send to you? let me know what works best

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Paula Jarrett
25 months ago

I don't have a card, so when Lawrence decides which rescue group he's going to donate the extra $$ to, I'll do the same.

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KM Brown
25 months ago

So happy for your family and for you doing this for Lawrence. You are all wonderful people and I wish you the greatest happiness.

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Shona Dunsire
25 months ago

Thank you Michelle for heading this up. For those of us who know Lawrence, we already know him as a man with a big heart. It is nice to see others getting a positive vibe from his generosity.

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Michelle Huang
25 months ago

Michelle, I am so glad that you reached your goal! Lawrence is very deserving and this story demonstrates both the best and worst sides of human nature. Now that you've reached the target, I hope you shut the gofundme campaign down, as anything over the $5,000 is not in keeping with the original goal, which was to return the money to Lawrence (even though the extra is supposed to go toward animal welfare -- that is not what this campaign was created for). I wish you and your family all the best with Kimbo and I am so glad you got him back.

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Cheryl Vds
25 months ago

Hi Michelle - what great news !!! Is there any way we might let this campaign go on a wee bit longer to see if we might raise even more so Lawrence can take a partner/family member with him? Surely he deserves that and more. Also would you post a photo of you giving him this from all of us. So terrific. Thanks so much

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Olivia Zoë Santos
25 months ago

marg, his first name is Lawrence. read the article again. His last name is Dalle Vedove as articles tend to refer to a person by their last name. And it's lovely to see that you guys want to pay him back! it was such a crappy and frustrating situation and I'm glad your father has his partner back :) I really wish I was in a better place to donate but unfortunately I can barely feed myself so good luck and I hope Lawrence can go on his well deserved vacation!

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Marg Fleming Gilks
25 months ago

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/01/kimbo-reunited-with-his-family.html The man's name was Dalle Vedove.

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Jim Conchie
25 months ago

Let's call this what it is: raising a ransom for dognappers.. No thanks, I'd rather persue criminal charges, and failing that, public scorn.

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$54
Anonymous
25 months ago
TJ
$25
Trish Jarvie
25 months ago

Michelle, I am so happy that you have Kimbo back with your family! Lawrence is truly an amazing man! This story is an inspiration to others. This quote (Carol Ryrie Brink) says it very well: The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.” I truly hope this campaign keeps growing for the benefit of an animal charity!

JG
$5
Jacqueline Gilmour
25 months ago

I'm so thrilled Kimbo is home with his rightful owners! And amazed at the kindness of Lawrence in giving up a trip of a lifetime to help a stranger! This isn't much, but with the help of a lot of us, I think you'll see Australia after all Lawrence!! Good things do happen to good people sometimes.

PK
$10
Paula Kelly
25 months ago

Thank you Lawrence. Wow what a wonderful man you are.....

$50
Patricia Sands
25 months ago

Bravo, Lawrence!

$10
Michelle Pritchard
25 months ago

You are truly a selfless man, god bless you for your kindness!

CL
$20
Chris Lloyd-Smith
25 months ago

Great story, and good for you Lawrence. Enjoy Australia - Chris (and Layla)

Helen Gourley
25 months ago
2
2

Whatever we call it, Lawrence should get his money back. Like the dogs owner said, the dog is his son. And any decent person who has pets knows they become part of the family. Shame on the lowlife horrible people who only gave they dog back after being offered money. Ofcourse the dog wanted to go back to his family. I guess they didn't care about that either.

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Janine McLean
25 months ago
2
2

This is not trying to raise a ransom for dognappers as mentioned below. It's raising funds to reimburse the kind man who bought the dog back so he could return it to the family who lost it in the first place. I hope his generosity and kindness take him far.

+ Read More
Jenn Shortt
25 months ago

Everyone this is amazing And @jimconchie you have it wrong this was a good deed from a stranger who wanted to pay it forward and because of this the family and all who are apart of this family want to show Lawrence how great he is Thank you Lawrence

+ Read More
Erin Scholz
25 months ago

so close to the goal! I hope you film Lawrence's reaction! This is such a great story after an initial terrible situation.

+ Read More
Fiona Laviolette
25 months ago

Hi! I started a fundraiser as I was so moved by this story - I didn't pursue it after I realized you had started one - but I did receive 2 donations that come to $35 total. I would love to send this money to Lawrence - can you send me his email or would it make more sense for me to send to you? let me know what works best

+ Read More
Paula Jarrett
25 months ago

I don't have a card, so when Lawrence decides which rescue group he's going to donate the extra $$ to, I'll do the same.

+ Read More
KM Brown
25 months ago

So happy for your family and for you doing this for Lawrence. You are all wonderful people and I wish you the greatest happiness.

+ Read More
Shona Dunsire
25 months ago

Thank you Michelle for heading this up. For those of us who know Lawrence, we already know him as a man with a big heart. It is nice to see others getting a positive vibe from his generosity.

+ Read More
Michelle Huang
25 months ago

Michelle, I am so glad that you reached your goal! Lawrence is very deserving and this story demonstrates both the best and worst sides of human nature. Now that you've reached the target, I hope you shut the gofundme campaign down, as anything over the $5,000 is not in keeping with the original goal, which was to return the money to Lawrence (even though the extra is supposed to go toward animal welfare -- that is not what this campaign was created for). I wish you and your family all the best with Kimbo and I am so glad you got him back.

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Cheryl Vds
25 months ago

Hi Michelle - what great news !!! Is there any way we might let this campaign go on a wee bit longer to see if we might raise even more so Lawrence can take a partner/family member with him? Surely he deserves that and more. Also would you post a photo of you giving him this from all of us. So terrific. Thanks so much

+ Read More
Olivia Zoë Santos
25 months ago

marg, his first name is Lawrence. read the article again. His last name is Dalle Vedove as articles tend to refer to a person by their last name. And it's lovely to see that you guys want to pay him back! it was such a crappy and frustrating situation and I'm glad your father has his partner back :) I really wish I was in a better place to donate but unfortunately I can barely feed myself so good luck and I hope Lawrence can go on his well deserved vacation!

+ Read More
Marg Fleming Gilks
25 months ago

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/01/kimbo-reunited-with-his-family.html The man's name was Dalle Vedove.

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Jim Conchie
25 months ago

Let's call this what it is: raising a ransom for dognappers.. No thanks, I'd rather persue criminal charges, and failing that, public scorn.

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