In 2007, Jedidiah was saved from an extreme hoarding situation in Tucson, Ariz. The Chihuahua was one of over 700 dogs who were saved from deplorable living conditions.
A woman who was donating items to the shelter which took part in the rescue effort, met Jedidiah one month after he was saved, and it was love at first sight.
I named him Jedidiah “favored by God” because that is what he was to me.
Jedidiah had his faults – he was missing his teeth, which were removed because of severe periodontal disease, he was fearful of people and disliked other dogs.
Despite his “faults,” his new guardian adored him.
Today, the same woman is fighting to save her now 11-year-old dog’s life, and she has a village of animal lovers who are standing by her side as she attempts to raise funds for a surgery needed to save the little dog’s life.
Last Wednesday, Jedidiah’s guardian learned that her dog needed emergency surgery to repair a hernia which, left untreated, will take his life.
Unfortunately, the $6,000 price tag is beyond her means, she does, however, feel that his life is worth saving.
On Jedidiah’s Facebook page, she addressed those who told her to let her dog go:
It’s not okay to tell me to kill my dog because he has a price tag on his life. I wouldn’t tell your family to kill you. I’d tell them to fight. ALL life is worth it.
Right now, in an effort to raise the funds before it is too late, his guardian has created an online auction and a Facebook page has been created in an effort to save the little dog’s life.
Jedidiah’s veterinary clinic is willing and able to take donations for his lifesaving surgery and anyone interested in lending a hand can call:
VCA West Los Angeles Hospital
1900 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Please reference: Dr. Cabrera for Jedidiah Dodd
Or via the following links:
VCA Hospital: www.VCAwlaspecialty.com
Follow the effort to save this little dog here.
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