Campaign for Calvin

$17,485 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 420 people in 28 months
Calvin is a 4 year old male neutered pit bull mix that was brought to us by a Good Samaritan. He was found with very extensive wounds on his entire body, but most noteablly on his rear legs. He is requiring signicant wound care and also has a chronic achilles tendon laceration that is not reparable. This will require fusion of his right tibial tarsal joint (ankle joint) and if not successful, the amputation of his right rear leg. He is heartworm positive and will require heartworm treatment. He is the sweetest boy and just wants to be loved and held. He has proven to be fine with my petite female pit bull mix but has not been exposed to other male dogs or cats. I am confident, based on his demenor, that he will do well with other dogs, under supervision.
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My name is Corinne Manley and I am Calvin's temporary owner. We are raising funds to help heal his wounds and get him better. We need to pay for his veterinary costs associated with the extent of his injuries. With any money left over, we also want to help dogs like Calvin and who share similar story's. Dog fighting is a crime and people who paticipate should be punished. Calvinnis lucky that he survived and we want many other dogs to have similar success stories, until we can find a way to stop this tragedy.  Funds will be withdrawn and put into a savings account for Calvin until he is completely cared for. Any left over will be kept in Calvin's saving account for others who share his story.
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Hey everyone! Just wanted to give you all an update.

Calvin finally has his cast off and his X-rays look fantastic. However, we have been doing some physical therapy with him and he will not walk on his leg. This was a fear of mine from the beginning and I knew it was a possibility but it's still a little heart breaking. He will stand with a little weight on it, but not walk on it. He doesn't seem painful when you manipulate it at all and he would walk on it just fine with the cast/bandage on. It's a little discouraging but his surgeon wants to give him a few more weeks before we consider removing the plate all together (the bone itself was re-broken and graphted just in case this became an issue, so there will still be some support if the plate HAS to come off. Please keep him in your prayers and we are hoping for the best. Here is a photo of my morning and the Pitty Pride.
Calvin eyeballing his sisters bone... Gus having a mild love affair with the cat and everyone else just enjoying this lazybones Sunday.
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One more week and the cast comes off! He is beyond ready for that thing to be gone. I'm sure his sisters are equally excited fore the cast/weaponised club foot to be gone. In the mean time, look at this goof.
Fast asleep. What you don't see is his 3 sisters piled up one the dog beds because he took up the entire couch.
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Another photo
Calvin and Gussy. Boys club!
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Today is Calvin's 6 week post-op date and he is doing better than ever! He feels so great and has more energy every single day. He is really coming out of his shell. Most of his wounds are completely healed, emotionally and physicall. He never meets a stranger and I'm sure he thinks that everyone he encounters (people or dogs) only purpose is to meet and love on him. Which is basically what happens anyway! His mouth is healed up and looks fantastic! Cast comes off in 2 weeks! More to come!
Calvin and his shadow AKA sister and Bobbie Brown
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Koula Hanges
28 months ago
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I am so glad he is getting the help he needs. He looks like such a sweet little boy. I am so glad he was found and us. Ring helped. ❤

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Maggie Burlingham
25 months ago

Happy to see the whole tribe (cat included) relaxing and Calvin getting the support and help he needs. Thank you for your dedication.

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June Brown
27 months ago

You have done an awesome job. Calvin is so lucky to have you in his life. God bless you.

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Eduardo A. Morales
27 months ago

This is what happens when love, community and compassion come together for the cause of those four legged creatures that do not have a voice, I am glad WE made our voices heard and it helped to heal Calvin! YOU GO BOY!

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Charles Mueller
27 months ago

Thank you for the picture and the update. I'm so happy for Calvin's progress, and for the generous donors who made his surgery and recovery possible. May God bless you all!!

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Sherry Weidman
28 months ago

I have to say.....two adorable faces.

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David Rodriguez
28 months ago

I'm so happy for Calvin, you did a great job. Thank you for being one of the great ones that helps our furry friends.

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June Brown
28 months ago

You are an angel to take care of this phenomenal dog. I am so happy to hear that he is doing so well and that he is bonding with your cat. Keep up the good work and please let us know how Calvin is doing whenever you have the time.

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Jessica Carnes
28 months ago

Thank you for the updates on Calvin's progress. That's wonderful seeing him with his brothers, relaxed and in a better place.

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Pamela Long
28 months ago

I'm meant poor baby

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Pamela Long
28 months ago

Polyp baby. I hope everything goes well and he has a complete recovery....God Bless

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Mitzi Zimmerman Ruff
28 months ago

Sweet baby, praying for pain relief & quick healing

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Kay Blaschke Gutowsky
28 months ago

Praying for him.

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Janette Sexton
28 months ago

Hi, Calvin: So happy that the surgery went well. Hang in, there. Get better soon! Love Janette and Lucky Socks P.S. Lucky Socks wrote you, so expect her letter early next week.

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Jerry Larsen
28 months ago

We have two dogs, one came to us from the Galveston SPCA and he is a Pekingese and a Lhasa came up to our house with fleas, matted hair,rotten teeth and heart worms. A $1000 later she is one of the family. Before we could bring her in our house we had the groomer come by and clean her up and she was so proud, she was grinning. They both like sleeping in the bed with us when it is storming.

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Mitzi Zimmerman Ruff
28 months ago

Calvin is a lucky dog to have found you! he deserves every kindness...♥

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June Brown
28 months ago

I am so happy to see how much money has been donated. What will happen to the excess? Hopefully it will go into a fund for other unfortunate animals who need care. Thank you for being so kind to help Calvin. Has he been adopted?

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Nena Spens Miller
28 months ago

Not enough evidence to charge anyone? What the hell do they need for God's sake. Someone can burn in hell for allowing this. Thank you for helping him, he just need to know people can love him and he didn't do anything wrong.

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Donna Gathright
28 months ago

Wow! Last night when I donated it was under 4,000 now, look at the awesome donations for Calvin. Praise God for all the dog lovers. We love you Calvin !

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Diane Harris
28 months ago

The scumbags who hurt Calvin will answer for it by Almighty God, just wait n see!!!!!

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Robert Scott
27 months ago
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$50
Ryan Scott
27 months ago
$10
Emily Maitz
27 months ago

I wish I could donate more. I'm glad Calvin is getting treatment and is in loving hands. ❤

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$20
Desirae Davis
28 months ago
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Nicole Taylor
28 months ago
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Allyson Bergman
28 months ago
$25
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28 months ago
$15
Dawn Tourkin
28 months ago
Koula Hanges
28 months ago
1
1

I am so glad he is getting the help he needs. He looks like such a sweet little boy. I am so glad he was found and us. Ring helped. ❤

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Maggie Burlingham
25 months ago

Happy to see the whole tribe (cat included) relaxing and Calvin getting the support and help he needs. Thank you for your dedication.

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June Brown
27 months ago

You have done an awesome job. Calvin is so lucky to have you in his life. God bless you.

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Eduardo A. Morales
27 months ago

This is what happens when love, community and compassion come together for the cause of those four legged creatures that do not have a voice, I am glad WE made our voices heard and it helped to heal Calvin! YOU GO BOY!

+ Read More
Charles Mueller
27 months ago

Thank you for the picture and the update. I'm so happy for Calvin's progress, and for the generous donors who made his surgery and recovery possible. May God bless you all!!

+ Read More
Sherry Weidman
28 months ago

I have to say.....two adorable faces.

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David Rodriguez
28 months ago

I'm so happy for Calvin, you did a great job. Thank you for being one of the great ones that helps our furry friends.

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June Brown
28 months ago

You are an angel to take care of this phenomenal dog. I am so happy to hear that he is doing so well and that he is bonding with your cat. Keep up the good work and please let us know how Calvin is doing whenever you have the time.

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Jessica Carnes
28 months ago

Thank you for the updates on Calvin's progress. That's wonderful seeing him with his brothers, relaxed and in a better place.

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Pamela Long
28 months ago

I'm meant poor baby

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Pamela Long
28 months ago

Polyp baby. I hope everything goes well and he has a complete recovery....God Bless

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Mitzi Zimmerman Ruff
28 months ago

Sweet baby, praying for pain relief & quick healing

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Kay Blaschke Gutowsky
28 months ago

Praying for him.

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Janette Sexton
28 months ago

Hi, Calvin: So happy that the surgery went well. Hang in, there. Get better soon! Love Janette and Lucky Socks P.S. Lucky Socks wrote you, so expect her letter early next week.

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Jerry Larsen
28 months ago

We have two dogs, one came to us from the Galveston SPCA and he is a Pekingese and a Lhasa came up to our house with fleas, matted hair,rotten teeth and heart worms. A $1000 later she is one of the family. Before we could bring her in our house we had the groomer come by and clean her up and she was so proud, she was grinning. They both like sleeping in the bed with us when it is storming.

+ Read More
Mitzi Zimmerman Ruff
28 months ago

Calvin is a lucky dog to have found you! he deserves every kindness...♥

+ Read More
June Brown
28 months ago

I am so happy to see how much money has been donated. What will happen to the excess? Hopefully it will go into a fund for other unfortunate animals who need care. Thank you for being so kind to help Calvin. Has he been adopted?

+ Read More
Nena Spens Miller
28 months ago

Not enough evidence to charge anyone? What the hell do they need for God's sake. Someone can burn in hell for allowing this. Thank you for helping him, he just need to know people can love him and he didn't do anything wrong.

+ Read More
Donna Gathright
28 months ago

Wow! Last night when I donated it was under 4,000 now, look at the awesome donations for Calvin. Praise God for all the dog lovers. We love you Calvin !

+ Read More
Diane Harris
28 months ago

The scumbags who hurt Calvin will answer for it by Almighty God, just wait n see!!!!!

+ Read More
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