Make Marlo Mobile! (And other medical expenses)

For: CARES Animal Shelter
Clarksdale, MS
Organizer: CARES Clarksdale
Make Marlo Mobile! (And other medical expenses) (CARES Animal Shelter)
$4,322
of $7,000 goal
61% Complete
Raised by 95 donors

The Story

Meet Marlo! She is an 11 week old puppy that’s full of life and personality - except for the fact... that she can‘t walk. Marlo came to CARES in Clarksdale, Mississippi, as a stray unable to use her front legs. To get around, she lowers her head and pushes  her body around face first. After X-rays revealed that both of her front legs have complicated fractures in the shoulders, we need to raise money for a wheel cart to to pay for the surgery that will give her the ability to walk again one day. 

Marlo‘s adorable personality makes her adoptable, but her disability holds her back. By donating to this critical cause, we can join together to make her the happy, vivacious puppy she longs to be! 

She so wants to be a normal pup, and with the use of a wheel cart, artificial prosthesis, and medical intervention, she can one day run again. Marlo is currently in foster care and is doing well. She loves to fetch, lie in the sunshine, and play with toys -  just like any other puppy. ☀️🐾🐶

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 20, 2018

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Posted on May 20, 2018

MARLO #PUPDATE! One week of rehabilitation down. 💙


Marlo is determined to walk again. She’s an awesome little PUPPY that just wants to play. Unfortunately, due to her situation and for her legs to heal correctly, crate rest is a necessity right now. She’s been fostered for over a week, and we’ve learned a lot about her during this time. She can walk on her back legs for bathroom breaks using a sling to hold up her front. She is smart and barks to go outside or if she needs something. She eats well while lying down or sitting in a lap. She is an expert birdwatcher from a porch but is dying to run around the yard. It’s hard to keep her contained, but her spirit remains unbroken. Her potential adopter needs to be prepared that caring for a special-needs Dog is no small task. 


Tomorrow, we are opening Marlo up for adoption through our website. www.caresclarksdale.com. Her home must have the time and resources necessary to see her through this recovery. No small children right now due to her fragile state. We’ll consider all applications but are looking for the very perfect fit, which we do believe is out there. We appreciate your support as we continue to get Marlo moving!


Posted on May 12, 2018

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Posted on May 12, 2018

We have been on pins and needles .. and literally Marlo is also!  If you see the pics above, you will know what we are talking about. It was a difficult surgery as her breaks were older than first thought and scar tissue was blocking the locations the surgeon needed to repair. The double leg surgery was intense and proved more difficult than initial x-rays revealed. 


Sweet, brave Marlo is now resting as comfortably as possible for her healing to begin. Her success depends on several weeks of strict kennel rest, monitored potty breaks,  and physical therapy for the future. Her recovery regimen is full of meds, ice packs and low key lap love.  We know you are all sending lots of love her way and she is going to need it. Marlo’s complete mobility still isn’t guaranteed. X-rays 4 weeks from now will tell how her healing is progressing. Strict kenneling of a puppy this active is going to be challenging to both Marlo and us, but we know that this is her one shot at walking again. With your love and support, we feel hopeful for Marlo’s future despite the uncertainty. Thank you for giving her this chance.💙

Please help us continue supporting Marlo and other strays like her. Any amount can change a life. 



Posted on May 11, 2018

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Posted on May 11, 2018

Pictured above is Marlo with CARES alum, Shark, whose humans fostered Marlo and drove her to surgery this morning. Thank you!

Today was a long day. Marlo made it through surgery fine, but unfortunately, there were complications. Once inside, the surgeon found more scar tissue than anticipated - proving Marlo’s legs had broken at least 3 weeks ago and had begun mending on their own.  

Operating on a puppy this small is challenging anyway, but the placement of her injuries combined with how long she’s had them made the procedure even more tedious. We received short updates from the clinic staff and are meeting with the surgeon tomorrow for a full report. We will update you all as soon as we have more concrete information. Here’s what we know:

  • There is hope that Marlo will walk again but no guarantees. Only time will tell. 🙏🏻
  • She will be on strict kennel rest for 4-6 weeks combined with rehab and therapy. 
  • She’s awake and recovering well. Tomorrow, she returns to Clarksdale.
  • The doctors believe she will have more mobility than she‘s had, increasing her quality of life. She just may walk a little differently. 🙃
  • There is still talk of a wheel cart. 

We are antsy to get Marlo back in our care and  begin the next phase. We are hopeful + prayerful that her little limbs can mend together properly and that Marlo can soon run free!  

Consider donating if you can. As a nonprofit animal shelter, we are depending on you to help us make ends meet. We are beyond humbled + grateful for the love and support shown to Marlo thus far. 💙

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