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Virginia
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3 February 2015 - 7:45 pm
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I follow Hope for Paws out of L.A., on Facebook and they do a lot of great work in California. There was a little dog, already suffering from the effects of being a stray, found in a ditch after having been severely injured by a homeless man. This little guy isn't a tripawd from cancer or a deformity, or even from being hit by a car. He's a tripawd because he had his leg chopped off by what can only be described as a monster. I know that no one likes these stories, but this little guy needs as many prayers as he can get, and I know the tripawd universe is the greatest at sending prayers up:

https://www.fac.....38;theater

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  

      

Orrtanna Pa.
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3 February 2015 - 7:58 pm
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Oh this poor baby! How I wish I could scoop him up and hug him! 

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

Virginia




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3 February 2015 - 8:40 pm
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Despicable! Disgusting beyond words!

So glad this little guy has a chance now. What a precious little soul.

Thanks Elizabeth and please keep us updated as he continues to heal physically and emotionally.

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

Montana
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3 February 2015 - 10:38 pm
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This poor baby! It sounds like he was found by a wonderful group of angels to help him heal. Hard to believe there is that kind of evil.

Spirit Shooter was a Miniature Australian Shepherd who was diagnosed with a MCT and had a LF amp 1/28/13 at 13-1/2 years old. 

Shooter crossed the Bridge on 8/28/13, his 7 month ampuversary and two weeks from his 14th birthday.

http://shooter......ipawds.com

Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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4 February 2015 - 6:26 am
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Forgive me.. but I am praying really hard for Jordan...  and all of our Tripawd angels up there konw about this and they are all gathered together sending many strong, powerful healing vides to that little sweetheart.... 

 

and... 

I'm praying really extra hard that someone beats the living crap out of that man..... 

sorry.. that's the way I am.... 

Christine... with Franklin in her heart♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

Los Angeles, CA
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4 February 2015 - 9:25 am
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Sick to my stomach reading this ... I can't even look at the link... I will send all the prayers in the world to this little guy. If I could take him in, I would in a heartbeat.... so horrible. 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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4 February 2015 - 11:02 am
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Awful. Cant. Even. Fathom.

Eldad and his wife Audrey, founders of Hope for Paws, this rescue group, are amazing people. We had the honor of meeting them last year at the Blog Paws conference. I don't know how they are strong enough to do the work they do but thank DOG they are, because animals need them so much.

Prayers going out, lots of them.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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Virginia
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4 February 2015 - 5:22 pm
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No need to apologize Christine, you aren't the only one wishing for awful things to happen to that creep. 

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  

      

Oakland, CA
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5 February 2015 - 10:40 am
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Sending all our lucky 3x3 tripawd strength to this little pup. He reminds us a little of our Smokey sad

I follow Hope for Paws, they do such amazing work helping the neediest of dogs.

Good luck 'lil buddy!

Woohoo! Tripawds Rule!

Regulator of the Oaktown Pack, Sheriff of the Oaktown Pawsse, Founding member and President of the Tripawd Girldogs With 2 Names ROCK Club, and ... Tripawd Girldog Extraordinaire!

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Virginia
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6 February 2015 - 5:24 pm
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I would so take this little guy in a heartbeat! 

UPDATE on Jordan: 

https://www.fac.....38;theater

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  

      

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