Help Severely Neglected KIKO w/ His Care & Therapy
$1,850 raised
93% of $2k goal
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4 Years running

I was alerted to Kiko by a concerned rescue friend 'Carol' back in mid-Sept 2014. Carol works with Lani who is the girlfriend of Kiko's owner Mitch. Lani apparently has been asking anyone if they wanted a dog that couldn't walk anymore and incontinent because they don't have the time to care for him anymore and was going to have him euthanized soon, without knowing the cause and if there's treatment available.

After sharing Kiko's sad and urgent story on Facebook on 10/15/14, Eldad with Hope for Paws offered to pay for the 2 initial exams/treatments only! On 10/18th when I went to pick Kiko up from his owners home to get examined by a good vet, I was led to the back yard where he was laying on a piece of plywood under the patio, covered in his urine and feces, whimpering as if he was in pain, and a empty rusty water bowl nearby. I was disgusted and traumatized to say the least...poor Kiko. According to his owners, he's been in this condition for approx 9+ months and couldn't even drag himself around anymore! It was later learned from Kiko's owners vet records that it stated they last took him to get examined in Sept and maggots were all over him!! Their vet also diagnosed him with just having arthritis...obviously not a very good vet either! :-(

Kiko was examined by a vet and a neurologist, and sadly they recommended euthanizing him for various reasons (may have DM, poor quality of life, etc). With advice given by rescue friends, it was decided it wasn't Kiko's time to cross the Rainbow Bridge just yet. It also wasn't an option to take Kiko back to his owners to live in those horrid conditions he was found, while I networked him for a foster/rescue, a new forever home or sanctuary. Both Mitch and Lani happily surrendered him to me. So I reached out to my friend Leigh Ann Conway w/ The Kris Kelly Foundation and asked if Kiko can be boarded at Huntington Pet Vet (HPV) until further notice using her rescue account and pay down the balance with donations received...she said YES! Dr. Naito at HPV wanted to try and help Kiko as well after meeting and examining him personally. She agreed it wasn't his time. In early Dec Kiko's test result for DM (Degenerative Myelopathy) unfortunately came back positive but Dr. Naito and everyone at HPV still believes he's getting stronger each day and feel he can have a good quality life with the right person or rescue.

So Kiko's been 'hangin out' on a nice bed in the Treatment Room of HPV, not kenneled, and getting lots of TLC from the entire staff who has fallen in love with this special soul... $37.50/Day! He's been getting several treatments of Acupuncture and Laser each week to stimulate his muscles and a custom wooden cart was built just for Kiko to help build back muscle in his front legs and so he can experience walking and running again.  He has become strong enough for his own standard custom quad wheelchair which he started using in mid-Dec. Kiko's luck turned in Jan 2015 when Jennifer and her hubby Rob offered to foster Kiko every other week. He continued to stay at HPV the times he didn't have any fosters.

On 2/17/15 when more of Kiko's angels Autumn Jolley and Lindsey Schwolgin with Power of the Paw in Idaho drove to Cali to personally transport him back to Autumn's home to live out his life there, Jennifer unexpectedly realized how much she loved Kiko and couldn't bare the thought of saying goodbye forever the following day. Thankfully her hubby Rob and their landlord supported her need to have Kiko remain in her life to continue helping him thrive and be a happy silly boy...but full time this time around! Autumn, Lindsey and I all agreed they have a very special bond and we all wanted what was best for Kiko...and it will also allow Autumn & Lindsey to help another dog in need. Kiko is so lucky to have so many angels around him and now a forever furry sister 'Molly' that adores him too! Power of the Paw graciously still offered to rescue back Kiko while being permanently fostered by Jennifer but as with all rescues, they desperately still need financial support to continue meeting Kiko's needs.

https://www.facebook.com/Power.of.the.Paw.Rescue

With all this TLC and treatments that Kiko's been receiving since 10/18th, he is not the same dog. He is getting stronger each day, full of life, and can't stop smiling!!! Thank goodness he wasn't euthanized! It is an incredible transformation in such a short amount of time. Check out all his pics and videos from then and now and see for yourself.

We need your help with paying for Kiko's daily DM meds ($100/mo), Acupuncture ($30/session), Water Therapy ($65/session), AcuScope ($65/Session-recommended approx 10+ sessions), any medical needs that may arise, and food/supplies as needed.

DONATIONS MAY ALSO BE SENT DIRECTLY TO Autumn Jolley with Power of the Paw VIA PAYPAL AT powerofthepawidaho@yahoo.com ***OR*** TO ME DIRECTLY VIA PAYPAL AT lildebpark@yahoo.com to avoid fees being deducted on the fundraiser....BUT PLEASE MENTION IT'S FOR KIKO!!! If anyone prefers to pay the vet or therapist directly, that can be arranged as well....just let me know. 

ANY AMOUNT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED AND NEEDED FOR KIKO'S CARE AND PHYSICAL THERAPY. PLEASE SHARE AND/OR DONATE....THANK YOU!!!

KIKO'S FACEBOOK THREADS:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=949665828394316&set=a.102345139793060.4983.100000527248153&type=1&comment_id=1035587999802098&offset=0&total_comments=422

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=994581363902762&set=a.102345139793060.4983.100000527248153&type=1&comment_id=1035588323135399&offset=0&total_comments=206

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HERE'S A SHORT VIDEO OF KIKO USING HIS TEMP WOODEN CART THAT HPV BUILT FOR HIM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ms4_hpCUGc&feature=youtu.be

HERE'S A VIDEO OF KIKO AND RUE TRYING OUT THEIR NEW CARTS...THEY GIVE EACH OTHER A 'THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT' KISS IN THE END :-) http://youtu.be/mpyIOMrqQ50

HERE'S A VIDEO OF KIKO AT HIS 1ST WATER THERAPY TREATMENT @ KARA'S HOME: http://youtu.be/x0vEBV7GVLw

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