Spartacus needs your help!

For: Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary
New Jersey
Organizer: Jim Dascoli
Spartacus needs your help! (Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary)
$3,145
of $5,100 goal.
Raised by 46 donors
61% Complete

The Story

Spartacus needs your help! Spartacus deserves help!

Living in a basement or in an unkempt yard with little or no food or water for days at a time, and never any heat or air conditioning is no way for a dog to live. That was the life that Spartacushad become accustomed to. Sadly, this gentle and sweet boy with dirty and matted fur was also underweight, unsure how to greet people and often hungry not only for food and water, but for love and attention. 

Spartacus was adopted by his 'owner' at age 1 and spent almost five years living in these horrible conditions. His 'owner' was rarely home and often gone for days or weeks at a time.  They failed to even give him basic veterinary care, which eventually could have been fatal without someone intervening.  Spartacus spent his days tied up either in a basement under construction, often left on the cold basement floor, or in a backyard that that was not fit for a pet or even safe enough for kids to play.  

Luckily for Spartacus, a caring neighbor, who is also a veterinary technician, became his guardian angel.   His angel made sure to come over every day with food and water.  She brought him to a vet to make sure that he was up-to-date on all his vaccinations and receive a full medical check-up.  She spent as much time with Spartacus as possible and showed him what love really is.  Spartacus' new friend and angel became his voice and advocate. When the local authorities refused to doing anything to help Spartacus, she reached out to Sedona Shepherd Sanctuaryfor help. 

Spartacus is safe.  Spartacus is now in the Sedona program.

When Sedona Shepherd found out about Spartacus, we were aware that he had life threatening medical issues that would only be fixed by bringing him into our program.  A follow-up consultation with our surgical veterinary specialists at Crown Vet found that he hasa rectal hernia, which is a painful condition that affects a dog’s ability to urinate and defecate and may be life-threatening if the bladder or intestine is involved. Spartacus is in pain. He also hasCryptorchid, which is a condition that one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum. The testes develop near the kidneys within the abdomen and normally descend into the scrotum by two months of age. In certain dogs it may occur later, but rarely after six months of age. Spartacus is 5 years old and has been living with this condition all his life. He also has  In addition to these conditions, Spartacus also needs to be neutered.

Spartacus is a joy to meet and would be suitable for just about any household but will need surgery before he can move on to the next step of his journey. The surgery will cost Sedona approximately $3,100, which is money that Sedona needs your help in raising. As a non-profit dog rescue whose mission is to rescue adult and senior German Shepherds, as well as special situation cases, Sedona is often faced with extra medical expenses.

Spartacus will be recuperating from surgery with his foster family and will be available for adoption once he has recovered. He deserves a loving family who will provide him with a warm bed and roof over his head. He loves everyone he meets and will quickly make new friends when the time is right. We know you want this for him too. Please help us make this happen for Spartacus. 

You can help Spartacus by making a donation today to help us cover the surgery expenses. 

All donations over $100 will receive a free book, Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring stories About German Shepherd Dogs, which includes the story about how Sedona was rescued, the dog behind the name "Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary". 



Who we are:
Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary is a German Shepherd rescue dedicated to rescuing and finding homes for adult and senior German Shepherds in New Jersey and surrounding areas. Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary is an all volunteer organization. For many senior German Shepherds in need of rescue we are their last line of hope. Whenever shelters are full and need space, it is the large breed and senior dogs that are most at risk of being euthanized. Our mission is to not let that happen. Your donation will help save a dog.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 17, 2018

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Posted on January 17, 2018

Update: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Spartacus was scheduled to have his stitches removed today but after visiting the vet it was decided that he needs to wait another 6 days. Spartacus is eating and pooping much better now which is good news. He is enjoying car rides wit his foster mom. Stay tuned for updates! 

Thank you to everyone who has supported Spartacus and Sedona. We still have a way to go to meet our goal so please continue to share his story. Every penny helps! 

Posted on January 11, 2018

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Posted on January 11, 2018

Update: January 11, 2018

Spartacus is recuperating in his foster home.  He is getting plenty of short walks, medical care, and nice warm dog beds to lay down on.  The hernia surgery left him with stitches that need to stay in for another week.  Although he isn’t a fan of wearing the cone all day, it is a necessity to make sure the incision heals properly. For more detailed day-to-day updates and information on how to add Spartacus to your family, visit our website.

Please help us continue to give Spartacus the necessary care he needs to finally have a chance to live a happy life with a family that will love him and always care for him. Every donation counts and goes directly to covering the costs of his medical expenses. Sedona Shepherd Sanctuary is a non-profit organization so all donations tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Woof!

Posted on January 10, 2018

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Posted on January 10, 2018

Update: January 10, 2018


Good news! Last night Spartacus was able to transport from the hospital to his foster home. We are so happy that he can finally begin the recuperation process in the comfort of a home with a loving family. He has received excellent care thanks to the doctors and staff at Crown Vetyet we all know that being in a home is more comfortable and he will receive lots of extra TLC! 

Spartacus had to stay at the vet for additional nights due to complications so naturally this has increased the expenses for Sedona. Since it is the new year and we are starting it off with such high medical expenses it is putting us in a difficult situation. We want to be able to continue our mission of saving adult and senior German Shepherds. Please consider donating to Sedona to help offset the high expenses. You can donate here or visit our website to make a secure donation. All of us at Sedona thank you and Spartacus sends you big, wet sloppy dog kisses. 

Stay tuned for updates and pictures of Spartacus at his foster home.

Woof!


Update: January 9, 2018

Spartacus was set to go home on Monday but because he had some fluid from his private parts and the drainage area, the doctors, including all of us at Sedona felt it was better for him to stay overnight once again. It is such a relief knowing the hospital has staff present 24 hours.  We all want what is best for him. 

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