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David"s Walk For GiGi - DHA's Walk For The Animals

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THE STORY:

As Operations Assistant at DHA, one of my responsibilities is pulling dogs from other shelters and bringing them to our facility to find forever homes. Gigi, who was picked up after being found as a stray, is one of those dogs.

 

Little dogs have always held a special place in my heart, but more recently I have taken to ones with a "smushy" face, like Gigi. From the moment I was contacted about her, with only a picture to go on, I was in love! I waited anxiously for several days until I was able to go and see her. I kept thinking about her sitting there, waiting for someone she loved to come reclaim her, and wondering if they had abandoned her.

 

After finally meeting Gigi, it was clear that she had some medical issues, but I was unsure of the full extent. All I could see was a precious dog whose family gave up on her, and who needed someone to give her another chance. So, I agreed to transfer her to DHA and hoped for the best.

 

Unfortunately, after a medical exam, we discovered that she was in worse shape than anyone realized. In addition to skin issues, missing hair from allergies, and dry eyes from not being able to produce her own tears, she will need an expensive surgery called Ear Canal Ablation. This surgery is essential because Gigi is suffering from infections in both ears which have progressed over time after being left untreated. The infected tissue has hardened in her ear canals, making it impossible to treat it with ear drops. Although the surgery is expensive, it shouldn't be a reason for anyone else to give up on this sweet girl. With a little help, she can be a happy, vibrant, loving companion again!

 

I hope that people who have a love for animals and their well-being will help me to help raise money in support of DHA's Walk for the Animals. I am doing this not only for Gigi, but for all of the animals at DHA, whether they need extra medical care or just room and board while they wait for someone special to adopt them, however long it takes.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Love,

 

David & Gigi

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$435

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  • Patty Rittenhouse

    $50

  • Cheryl Corn & Josie

    $25

  • Shirl G

    $25

  • Elisa, Ed, Boone, Midnight Lewis

    $10

  • Kay, Stache, & Sunshine

    $50

  • Loretta, Steven, Chloe, Tina Rieger

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kym DeWees

    $100

  • Laura Sommerville

    $25

  • Cindy, Gerry, and Finn Picard

    $25

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44% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $435 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Cindy, Gerry, and Finn Picard

Cindy, Gerry, and Finn Picard

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Laura Sommerville

Laura Sommerville

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kym DeWees

Kym DeWees

DONATION: $100

I'd like to adopt her but we just took in a stray that cost a lot in vet bills. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Loretta, Steven, Chloe, Tina Rieger

Loretta, Steven, Chloe, Tina Rieger

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Kay, Stache, & Sunshine

Kay, Stache, & Sunshine

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Elisa, Ed, Boone, Midnight Lewis

Elisa, Ed, Boone, Midnight Lewis

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Shirl G

Shirl G

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Cheryl Corn & Josie

Cheryl Corn & Josie

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Patty Rittenhouse

Patty Rittenhouse

DONATION: $50

Lucky Gigi to have you David and everyone else at DHA in her corner! 4 years ago