Please help Teresa get medical care

$11,226 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 296 people in 25 months
Teresa was the victim of someone who tried to cut her head off to eat her. The person missed and cut of part of her face. Fortunately, she escaped and was later darted and taken to a local animal rescue in Thailand. The rescue did a fabulous job saving her life, but knew they could not find her the loving home she deserved or provide the extensive medical care needed to impact her future health.

That's when Michelle Weirich and Karen Quigley stepped up and agreed to bring Teresa to the USA on Jan. 28th. Michelle and Karen are working together on behalf of Teresa. Michelle is securing her travel and the GoFundMe, and Karen will be fostering Teresa and overseeing her medical care.

After speaking with a top-rated board certified oral surgeon from NorthStar Vets in Robbinsville, NJ regarding Teresa's facial damage, we are setting up a First Stage Preliminary GoFundMe of $7,000 to cover her oral surgery and travel expense. The oral surgery will include looking at nerve exposure, removal of broken teeth, accessing her nasal passage, tongue trauma, palate opening to examine nasal functioning and any other potential medical concerns that will impact her future health.

We anticipate that Teresa will need a second surgery to reconstruct her nose/nasal area. We will not know for sure until she has her oral surgery. At that point, we will need to do a second GoFundMe. Since we have no idea what the reconstruction surgery will entail, we will cross that bridge when necessary.

The goal right now is to get Teresa here on Jan. 28th and to the oral surgeon. Teresa is already scheduled at NorthStar Vets on Feb. 1 at 8:45 am for an evaluation. At that point, we will have more detailed information to share with everyone.

We need to raise this money NOW so there is no delay in getting Teresa's oral surgery scheduled ASAP.

We greatly appreciate all the interest in helping Teresa. Please help us help Teresa. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
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Teresa making an appearance at a dog event !
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Look at my new repaired tongue. Thank you for making this possible!
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Teresa has adjusted to her life in the United States very well. She is living with her foster/adopter Karen and enjoys being a part of her family! She is gong to start making appearances so that we can start to raise money to send back to the wonderful rescue who saved her ! Teresa , Karen and I are very greatful to each and every one of you who generously made donations to Teresa and her medical care. Thank you so much!
Teresa enjoying being just a normal dog!!
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More surgery photos .
Repairing her very damaged tongue and removing her abcessed teeth.
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Sandy Fatseas
25 months ago
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Oh my goodness Teresa. This just breaks my heart. This made me tear up as I was reading your story. I am sending prayers for you and will continue to pray for you every night as you start this journey. God will be with you every step of the way during your surgery. Please God place your loving hands on this innocent sweet girl and heal her. Amen

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Gina Franco
24 months ago
2
2

Thank you Michelle for posting these updates... there are so many of us routing for this poor baby. I'm sending lots of prayers and hugs your way!!!! Please continue to keep us updated and god bless you for being Theresa's Voice.

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Becky Jamena
24 months ago
2
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What did the oral surgeon say about Teresa's treatment plan?

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Vera Lauren
24 months ago
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1

Just pledged $100.00 plus continuous prayers, and loving healing blessings. I posted on Facebook, and notified contacts. Will not rest until Teresa is healed. God bless all of you for saving these animals. As a life long animal advocate, I march with you. Every where we need strict laws to ensure the prosecution of such sick individuals. Thanks again.

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Jim N Mary McGaughy
24 months ago
1
1

It's just hurts to see Teresa's poor face and think that she may be in pain. I hope that there is some sort of facial reconstruction they can do for her. I know it will be costly but I will do my part to help to help you out with the cost just so Teresa doesn't feel the pain. I am so upset over what that heartless person did to her that I am signing every petition pertaining to those foreign countries that consume animals and sharing them with all my friends and family. It's important that we get the word out that this needs to stop. That what happened to Teresa should NEVER , EVER happen to another innocent animal. Let me know if you need more money for Teresa's facial surgery as I will help out.

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Lisa Tkachuk
24 months ago
1
1

I am so happy to see she is here!

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Sandra Meraz
24 months ago
1
1

She is so precious and I'm amazed how everyone pulled together for her. Does she have an adoption plan? I work for a large rescue and while we have horrendous stories, nothing could be worse than this. Bless you both for your care.

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Gloria Sterling
25 months ago
1
1

Oh my God . I pray that you get the support for Teresa and the surgeries are successful.

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Sherry Willis
25 months ago
1
1

My heart is breaking for you I pray to God for him to put his hand on you and help you through this horrible ordeal I will keep praying for you sweetie

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Marylou Cunningham
23 months ago

I work for a company that manufactures product to help repair challenging wounds, defects. I brought your article to work. The FDA was contacted and we have their approval to donate product to help with Teresa's recovery. Your vet would have to investigate to see if the product would benefit her. The company is LifeCell in Branchburg, NJ and the product is Strattice.

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Mary Kovalick
13 months ago

Die whoever did this. All animals suffer so much in those country's. Its very sad, & wrong.

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$20
Anonymous
21 months ago
$50
Lisa Tkachuk
21 months ago

I am so happy to see how well she is doing!

SM
$15
Susan Mcelroy
23 months ago

May all go well for you and Teresa. From Susan in Wexford, ireland

$30
Anonymous
23 months ago
$15
Anonymous
23 months ago
TS
$25
Timothy Spence
24 months ago
1
1

Thanks for caring enough about Teresa to do all that you have done for her.

LC
$25
LaRue Carrigan
24 months ago
2
2

thank God for wonderful people like you

KF
$25
Kathy Feister
24 months ago
2
2

God Bless You!

BM
$100
Bonnie Miller
24 months ago
2
2

Get well sweet Teresa! You are beautiful and loved!

Sandy Fatseas
25 months ago
3
3

Oh my goodness Teresa. This just breaks my heart. This made me tear up as I was reading your story. I am sending prayers for you and will continue to pray for you every night as you start this journey. God will be with you every step of the way during your surgery. Please God place your loving hands on this innocent sweet girl and heal her. Amen

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Gina Franco
24 months ago
2
2

Thank you Michelle for posting these updates... there are so many of us routing for this poor baby. I'm sending lots of prayers and hugs your way!!!! Please continue to keep us updated and god bless you for being Theresa's Voice.

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Becky Jamena
24 months ago
2
2

What did the oral surgeon say about Teresa's treatment plan?

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Vera Lauren
24 months ago
1
1

Just pledged $100.00 plus continuous prayers, and loving healing blessings. I posted on Facebook, and notified contacts. Will not rest until Teresa is healed. God bless all of you for saving these animals. As a life long animal advocate, I march with you. Every where we need strict laws to ensure the prosecution of such sick individuals. Thanks again.

+ Read More
Jim N Mary McGaughy
24 months ago
1
1

It's just hurts to see Teresa's poor face and think that she may be in pain. I hope that there is some sort of facial reconstruction they can do for her. I know it will be costly but I will do my part to help to help you out with the cost just so Teresa doesn't feel the pain. I am so upset over what that heartless person did to her that I am signing every petition pertaining to those foreign countries that consume animals and sharing them with all my friends and family. It's important that we get the word out that this needs to stop. That what happened to Teresa should NEVER , EVER happen to another innocent animal. Let me know if you need more money for Teresa's facial surgery as I will help out.

+ Read More
Lisa Tkachuk
24 months ago
1
1

I am so happy to see she is here!

+ Read More
Sandra Meraz
24 months ago
1
1

She is so precious and I'm amazed how everyone pulled together for her. Does she have an adoption plan? I work for a large rescue and while we have horrendous stories, nothing could be worse than this. Bless you both for your care.

+ Read More
Gloria Sterling
25 months ago
1
1

Oh my God . I pray that you get the support for Teresa and the surgeries are successful.

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Sherry Willis
25 months ago
1
1

My heart is breaking for you I pray to God for him to put his hand on you and help you through this horrible ordeal I will keep praying for you sweetie

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Marylou Cunningham
23 months ago

I work for a company that manufactures product to help repair challenging wounds, defects. I brought your article to work. The FDA was contacted and we have their approval to donate product to help with Teresa's recovery. Your vet would have to investigate to see if the product would benefit her. The company is LifeCell in Branchburg, NJ and the product is Strattice.

+ Read More
Mary Kovalick
13 months ago

Die whoever did this. All animals suffer so much in those country's. Its very sad, & wrong.

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