Help for Valentine's Surgery and Recovery

For: Valentine
Organizer: Lynne Moeller
$2,269
of $2,500 goal.
Raised by 62 donors
90% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Thanks to many caring people, Valentine was finally rescued after running scared for several days, probably weeks, and being hit by at least two cars. 

He was spotted on Sunday, Feb. 9th in Ladue, Missouri, during a heavy snowstorm, but unfortunately could not be caught. Four days later he was found and rescued in St. Charles, Missouri, 12 miles away, after witnesses first saw him hit by a car in the morning.  At 6:00 that night, a mile away from the previous location, he was hit by another car. With a severely fractured and dislocated leg, he finally gave up. An animal loving police officer stopped traffic and took him to Animal Control. Because of the severity of the injury, in most cases the dog would have been euthanized due to lack of funds. But word got out on social media that this was the same dog spotted on Sunday, and we were able, with the help and concern of many, to get him to a vet.  Doctors there gave us the option of amputating his leg or trying to repair it. We opted to save the leg be performing a femoral head and neck excision, which will require follow up visits and physical therapy. But with all the love surrounding him, he should heal well and enjoy a full and happy life.  

P.S. The officer who rescued him is interested in possibly adopting him! Paws crossed!

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Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 27, 2014

Posted on February 27, 2014

Donations:

Cash/Check  170.00
PayPal          305.00
WePay       1,739.42  .... amount actually received. Donations via WePay total 1,794.00 but a portion is taken out for credit card transaction fee

TOTAL       2,214.42

Posted on February 26, 2014

Posted on February 26, 2014

Valentine goes for his post op visit tomorrow at 2:30. I don't know how much more weight he's going to put on that leg since they cut off the fractured portion of the femur, making the leg shorter than the others. I'll find out. We're also PRAYING that he's heartworm negative. He still needs to be tested for that and also needs vaccinations and neuter. 

I want to thank everyone SO much for your donations, prayers and visits. To have so many friends, family and even strangers be so generous with their money, love, and time for ONE precious dog absolutely warms my heart! He is so worth it, though. He is the biggest LOVE BUG ever and thanks us with his eyes, his pawing at us when we stop petting him, and his head that he puts in our arm pits to get as close as possible. I wish everyone could meet him in person. You've never felt so much love in your life!

Again, I can never thank you all enough!  I'll let you know how his visit goes tomorrow :)

Posted on February 17, 2014

Posted on February 17, 2014

Valentine has a Facebook page! Follow his journey at https://www.facebook.com/ValentinesNewJourney

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