A lovely spring evening.. Michael was sleeping home, his family had gone out for the night and they left him behind, taking care of the house.
A loving dog, his family used to joke that if one day burglars entered the home Michael would make friends with them. Little did they know…
Around midnight, intruders climbed the fence and entered the home where Michael was sleeping. He woke up and must have approached the strangers wagging his tail…
He didn´t see it coming… Michael stood no chance against the brutal attack… armed with a steel bar they hit him repeatedly, leaving him half dead with six broken ribs and a badly broken leg.
Upon return to the home the family was grateful that Michael had stopped a burglary but they decided against surgery so they fixed the broken leg it with a bandage and let it be…
That happened two months ago.
For two months Michael´s leg burned him alive with pain. His life became so miserable that finally his owners decided to do something… and what they did was to take Michael to a local clinic to have him euthanised. Michael is two years old.
Luckily for him, upon hearing the story the vets refused to kill him and gave us a call.
There are only two options for Michael, the first is to amputate the leg, which would be a disaster for a dog of his weight and size and the second is to operate, try to align the broken bone as best as we can and fix the fracture with an ultra-resistant titanium blockage plate.
Our rescue is known around the world for the pursuit of excellence… So we are going to stay true to our principles, we are going to operate Michael´s leg, we will fix it, and if everything goes well, Michael will run again one day..
Michael is scheduled to be operated on Saturday morning. We only have 48 hours to raise the funds for his surgery.
Michael was attacked and betrayed by his own family… Let´s combine our efforts and let´s give him his life back! PLEASE, DONATE, Help us save Michael!!
UPDATE: Michael has been operated… here is a brief video of his surgery..
Sunday, 20 September…
THE PROMISE WE SHARE
I’m at an airport somewhere.. Heading home.
Woke up this morning in a beautiful room surrounded by kids toys. Next to me, laying at the base of a fairy tale castle sleeps an impressive dog. A dog as big as he is kind. A dog that gave it all to his family only to be abandoned and forgotten.
Months ago I made a promise to him. You will never suffer again. You will be loved and cherished and will rejoin the destiny that they stole from you.
And that’s me, and that’s US, fulfilling a promise.
Amazing right? This is what the combined efforts of good people can achieve… HELP US CONTINUE RESCUE.. PLEASE DONATE TO OUR RESCUE FUND…
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