Save Magic

$14,105 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 273 people in 4 months
Created January 21, 2018
Elizabeth Harker
on behalf of Lakhota Paul Lester Harker Jr.
Thank you everyone for all of your help! We are no longer taking donation via GoFundMe because we exceeded our goal! If you wish to donate for any of Buddy's future expenses my father's paypal is listed on the bottom of this page. 

**Warning: Graphic Pictures**

We will be leaving out some details due to the fact we do not want the previous owners to find this poor fellow and try to claim him.

Started out a beautuful day on Saturday, January 20th 2018, while my father was vactioning in the southern USA from Iowa. He was driving himself and five other relatives to different scenic locations and as he pulled out into the street he seen a dog laying in the street along a curb looking up at him. He couldn't believe his eyes at the sadness.

There he was a little white ball of fur covered in blood. My father, being the animal lover he is acted quick and pulled over and immediately went over to him. He was conscience but obviously in shock. After further review of the situation you could see where he had been hit in the road and that someone had moved him and just left him there to die.

My father and relatives searched the area for the owners and did find the them with help from a neighbor that stopped by. They also called animal control. The owners denied ownership even though they called the dog by name once they got to the scene. After hearing what animal control had to say about paying for the cost of care or disposal they walked away like they did not know who the dog belonged to.

It was at that point they knew we had to do something and stepped in. They decided to call him Magic to give him a fresh start from the neglectful life he has lived up to this point. They took him to the only vet that was opened that day. After assesment the vet suggested putting him down. All his toes were broken on his right paw, large lacerations on his right paw, genitals, and a large hole in his abdomen. Numerous bruising on his body, air trapped in his chest cavity, and swollen bruised testicles. My dad had them bring Magic to him in an exam room and they had a good chat. His eyes were clear, his breathing was fine and he looked at him as if to say he wanted to live. My father told the doctor to save him if possible. The next day my dad visited him the hospital. Magic is currently on an IV drip for pain, antibiotics and fluids. Has a splint for his broken toes. He is eating, drinking and lifting his head. Surgery is not scheduled yet to suture him up and check for internal injuries due to his critical condition. He has not had to have a blood transfusion which is a good sign but he has a long recovery road ahead of him.

With his critical care at the hospital and surgeries the bill is currently estimated at $4,300.00. His after care will also be expensive and my father may have to fly back to pick him up if he cannot take him home on 1/28/2017 when he is scheduled to head back to Iowa.

Once my dad can get him home he plans to care for him as he does with his two Border Collies, MoMo and Billie, his horse Jobie and cat Thomas.

My dad has mesothelioma cancer and is fighting with all of his family behind him, supporting him and all of his decisions along the way, he knows hope more than most.  My dad is now asking for help to care for Magic because he is not giving up on Magic, just as no one has done to him. Thanks for your help and may God bless you.

**If you would prefer to use PayPal for direct donations you can send your donations to:  klowdwalker@gmail.com
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“Love works Magic. It is the final purpose of the world story, the Amen of The Universe”

Thank you for your generous donation to support Magic & his dad!
They, and you embody the magical power & hope that bonds us
to each other through love & compassion.

Your participation in the Flash Auction of Love for Magic is deeply appreciated by Magic & his loving dad Lakhota, & we truly hope you love your purchase!

You raised $5,000 dollars in one day which will cover the future surgery expenses with follow up. Total funds raised by all you wonderful people is $15,305.00. So far you have spent a little over $10,000.00 to save this little guy and believe me he is worth it. He has a great personality and loves everyone. I hope I don't have to give him up. I am in love with the little fella!

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Something absolutely amazing has happened within our campaign. In the beginning a woman by the name of Manda reached out to me about our Magic Man. She felt so passionate about his and my dad's story that she took to Instagram. Now, I've used Instagram for years, but I never did much beyond sharing pictures. I never knew that within Instagram, strong communities were built and families were born. The Doodle and Schnauzer community got a hold of our story and the rest is simply history. They took us in and under their wings and they have carried us so, so far. I can't even express my gratitude for what they've done. Yesterday they ran an flash auction for our Buddy and they have crushed our goal. Once I can properly thank each and every one of you I will! Now that we've exceeded our goal, a sense of relief has come over me. I now KNOW his next surgery won't strain my dad. All of the additional funds will go to the additional expenses that will be acquired after surgery, like the check ups and any bumps in the road. The extra funds will also help my dad afford the things he wants to for his Buddy. So even though our goal as been met, do know that any additional donations will be spent to improve the quality of life for this little Dood <3

Thank you and much love,
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Buddy's bandage change the other day. Off antibiotics, bandage change every 5 days now instead of 2 and he is starting to heal nicely! Still has to have the surgery to repair leg and paw when healed, thanks to everyone for everything. You are amazing!

Our Instagram family has put a ton of time and effort into putting together an auction for our Magic Man. Auction is tomorrow! Please go to @hootiethegoldendoodle on Instagram to find out more.
Bandage change and update!
Billie and Buddie
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We finally have the video of the news segment in Texas. It features my beautiful grandmother Patricia, otherwise knows as Maga, to all of her grandchildren. Not much more to update on our Buddy, as his recovery has been nothing short of miraculous. Thank you to everyone for your continued donations, fundraising (IG FAMILY!!!) and of course prayers.

Texas news segment.
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Raised by 273 people in 4 months
Created January 21, 2018
Elizabeth Harker
on behalf of Lakhota Paul Lester Harker Jr.
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