Help Lova Heal
$740 raised
57% of $1.3k goal
11 contributors
41 Weeks running
Lova’s leg in April 2016 was shot w/ a BB gun & fractured w/ a blunt object. Lova still experiences pain & discomfort until this day. As sad & tragic as this is, it is now necessary to amputate her leg in order to free her of pain for good. Will you help?

The sad story of senior girl LOVA began back in April 2016 when her homeless owner, Jose reached out for help as she had been in severe pain for several weeks. Someone shot Lova with a BB gun and fractured her leg with a blunt object. Fortunately with the help of donations from many kind hearted and giving people, Lova had surgery on that leg and had her other medical needs met. Her homeless owner relinquished her to keep her safe from harms way and so she could have a better life…. a very selfless act all because he loved his Lova so much. 

My good friend Erin Heart was the person to pick her up from her owner on that rainy day and rush her to my veterinarian. Erin visited Lova daily to check on her, give her treats and lots of TLC. When Lova was finally ready to be released after surgery, Erin offered to foster Lova until she fully recovered. Little did Erin know at that time that she would fall in love with Lova, and vice versa. Erin has given Lova the best forever home where she loves life as the alpha in the pack. Lova also still gets to see her former owner, Jose. 

Periodically over time after the surgery, Lova would still experience pain and discomfort until this day. Normally antibiotics and pain medicine would help, but for over a month now, poor Lovie is still in pain and lifting that leg again. We’re seeing that same concerned look of worry and pain on her face with lots of panting as we did back when she first came to us. Multiple x-rays and over a year of veterinarian visits have concluded that it is now necessary to amputate her leg in order to free her of pain. As sad and tragic as this is, it is what is best for Lova to relieve her from pain for good. Lova is such a strong, determined, and resilient senior and we believe she will overcome the loss of her leg and thrive in a life without pain. 

Lova’s mom has experienced extremely high veterinarian bills with Lova and her other furry babies in the last year, on top of loss in other areas. Though she plans to pay for Lova and didn't ask me to set up a fundraiser, still I'd love for us to show her our support and appreciation for taking such good care of Lova. For many of us Lova feels like "our" dog as we've watched her journey. And, Erin would help any of us if the situation were reversed as she is very active in helping other dogs and owners. I am kindly asking if anyone is able to help Lova, even just a small amount, anything will help. $5$10$20 dollars all add up. Lova’s surgery for her leg amputation is estimated to be $1300 (includes a rescue discount) at Erin's veterinarian in Mission Viejo. Donations may be sent directly to Erin at her PayPal at Updates will be posted on this fundraiser after surgery. Thank you in advance for sharing and/or donating Lova’s fundraiser!

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