Let's give it back to Lawrence
$6,204 of $5,000 goal
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
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 .
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
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.
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.
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
so close to the goal! I hope you film Lawrence's reaction! This is such a great story after an initial terrible situation.
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
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.
So happy for your family and for you doing this for Lawrence. You are all wonderful people and I wish you the greatest happiness.
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.
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.
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
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!
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/01/kimbo-reunited-with-his-family.html The man's name was Dalle Vedove.
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.