Helping GAfSP Fostered Pet Krueger Surgery and Recovery

For: Krueger, Fostered Pet via Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet
Sugar Land, TX
Organizer: Linda Spurlin-Dominik, CEO Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet
Helping GAfSP Fostered Pet Krueger Surgery and Recovery (Krueger, Fostered Pet via Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet)
$1,319
of $8,000 goal
16% Complete
Raised by 16 donors

The Story

Krueger a beloved boxer, owned by an active duty service member deployed out of country, is being fostered in Sugar Land TX, via the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (GAfSP) “Pet Foster Home” (PFH) program until his owner returns to be reunited with Krueger (picture of Krueger before the accident). On Sunday (8 April 2018) while playing in the back yard of his foster home, was confronted by a neighbor’s 2 dogs, whereas when Krueger thinking the neighbor’s dogs wanted to play, put his left front paw through the chain link fence separating the animals. As Krueger place his paw through the chain link fence, the 2 dogs attacked Krueger’s paw (1 picture showing the injury to front paw only due to severity of the total injuries). 

Krueger was rushed to the Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists as soon as possible by his foster home “Guardian Angel” (Larry P). At first look it appeared that Krueger’s leg would need to be amputated, but due to Krueger’s age being just over 1 year old, the veterinarian said there was a procedure with a special type of cast that needed to be changed every other day until the skin grew over the injuries and if the process worked, his left leg would not have to be amputated.  Surgery was performed on 9 April 2018 to place Krueger’s left leg and paw via authorized by his owner. Krueger was able to return to his foster home 14 April 2018 with a large splint/bandage covering the left paw and leg. Due to the size of the bandage and replacing every other day is complicated, Krueger is taken back to the veterinarian every other day to have it changed and checked to see that the healing is happening as expected (3rd pic shown) with one exception where one of his toes will need to be amputated this coming Thursday (26 April 2018) . To date between costs incurred have totaled $8000+ and with the surgery this coming Thursday an additional estimated cost to be incurred is between $1,700 and $2,200.    This fundraiser is being coordinated via Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (GAfSP). Between the cost already incurred and the cost anticipated to be incurred on 26 April 2018 our goal to raise is set at $10,000. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (GAfSP) is an ALL volunteer 501c3 nonprofit public charity that supports our deploying out-of-country single & dual military service members and veterans facing unforeseen major “inpatient” medical issues and/or homelessness across the country via our “Pet Foster Home” program (https://guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org/programs/foster-home-program/). 

Those able and interested in helping our efforts covering Krueger’s veterinarian care costs may do so via this site or by “check/money” as follows:  

Payable to: Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet
Check/Money Order Memo Line: Helping Krueger
Mailed to: Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet, 9725 FM 1783, Gatesville, TX 76528-4739 

On behalf of Krueger, his deployed owner, Guardian Angel, and all of us at GAfSP, our sincere appreciation and thanks in advance to those able to contribute toward Krueger’s care.  We also ask everyone seeing this need will share with their families, friends, co-workers, other groups, any others who may wish to contribute to this need. Donations received over what we need to cover Krueger’s veterinarian care costs will be allocated to our MPA Fund. Once this fund raiser is completed we will post the full results via our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GuardianAngelsforSoldiersPet/) and our MeWe “Group” page (https://mewe.com/group/5ace90f4a5f4e57870e5913f)   

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 9, 2018

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Posted on May 9, 2018

9 May 2018 UPDATE:   Krueger's foot is healing better than expected, so at this point it does not appear that Krueger will have to have his toe amputated.  There is no more bone exposed.  The skin has grown over the area.  He will be scared but that is about it.  In addition, he does no longer have to have medicated bandages (cost of $175 - $200 for each bandage due to sedation) every 2-3 days.   His foot is still heavily bandaged.  This is more for protection as the area is still very tender.  

Moving forward he will have 1-2 more bandage changes.  The bandage changes occur now on weekly bases, that is unless this dog sticks his foot in water or something worse (which he has been known to do.) When the bandage comes off he will continue to be on a modified activity schedule for a few more weeks.  This will allow the skin and tissue to slowly expand.  We will also need to keep a close eye on the wound and make sure Krueger does nothing to tear it up. 

Sincere thanks to able to contribute in helping Krueger’s vet bills, Krueger’s “Guardian Angels” (foster family) awesome care, and Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists for their great care of Krueger during this difficult.   

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