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Toretto's Life Saving Surgery Donation Fund
$110 raised
1% of $8k goal
7 contributors
4 Years running
This is Toretto. On Tuesday, September 10th, after coming home from work I discovered that he went missing.

I immediately searched the yard and house but there was no signs of him anywhere. I then searched the neighborhood, looking everywhere, asking ...
This is Toretto. On Tuesday, September 10th, after coming home from work I discovered that he went missing.

I immediately searched the yard and house but there was no signs of him anywhere. I then searched the neighborhood, looking everywhere, asking everyone if they had seen him. I must have searched hours with no luck at all.

The next day still no sign of him, so I made up flyers and put them on all the doorsteps around the neighborhood. Another member of my family went to all the human societies from east to west, but no luck.

At about 10:30 PM we received a call from Kim Scaccia and her rescue team, saying that they had possibly found Toretto, and that it was urgent we get to her location. It didn't take us but 5 minutes to get to him, but as soon as we got there it was not good news. Her husband said he had found him under an overpass stuck in the mud and with no movement in his back legs.

We rushed him to the nearest 24 hour animal emergency clinic, where they took him in for examination.

Our biggest fears came to life, the vet informed us that Toretto was paralyzed. She said that surgery would be his only option, but that if 24 hours has elapsed that his chances of regaining mobility were very very slim. The only other option was euthanasia.

At that point we decided to have them do an x-ray to have a better understanding of what was causing the paralysis. After the x-ray came back it was still unclear as to what was really wrong, the only way to get more answers was to get him an MRI. We decided to let them keep him overnight to start him on fluids, pain medication and to get the pressure off his spine.

The next morning we had the first appointment at the Veterinary neurological center to get Toretto his MRI. At first the doctor met with us to do an actual examination and see if surgery was in his best interest. He explained to us that there was a good possibility Toretto had a herniated disk and that even if we did the surgery there is only a 5% chance that he would walk again. So we decided to move forward and give Toretto a fighters chance at walking again. The MRI was completed and Dr. Schissler informed us that he actually had a fracture in his spine and that was what was causing the paralysis. He asked us if we still wanted to proceed with surgery and we decided it was necessary.

Four hours later he called to let us know that the surgery went well, but he had also discovered what really happened. Toretto had 2 canine puncture wounds, one on his side and the other directly on his spine which was the one that caused the fracture. He also discovered there was an infection in his spinal cord that had started to spread.

After finding out that Toretto was attacked we were devastated. We only hope for the best and that he recovers 100%. Now we ask for your help to cover some of his medical expenses which has reached approximately in the upwards of $8000, anything helps.

Please find it in your hearts to help us help Toretto.
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