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Mayhem the Smiling Dog Needs Surgery

Organized by: Carla Seleme

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THE STORY:

Mayhem is a big smiling, affectionate, happy-go-lucky Australian Cattle Dog whose heart is as big as the world but has two severely dysplastic hips requiring surgical replacement.  Aptly named, he lives passionately and thus, has been known to carve a path of Mayhem and destruction, especially when he is happy!  Beware houseplants, figurines, important papers with job offers, dining table items, etc...  He loves his parents and family (uncle Tommy, 4 cats {Hunter, Seven [of Nine], Bellarina, and BonBon} and a lavender King snake named Cupcake).  He lives to run and play with his Papa at the park but has become unable to do so as his hip pain and deterioration have increased.  Now, he is down the entire day if he walks twice around the block.  Furthermore, he is pathologically afraid of the dark or being left alone and he sleeps with his mommy every single night.  He is also very afraid of strangers but I would like to salute PetSmart and their kind and patient staff for working with us (hat tip to Erin) and enabling Mayhem to make new human and dog friends, thus, improving his quality of life (and ours as a family).  It is truly inspiring to see our Mayhem smiling even in the face of such obvious pain.  The severe bilateral hip dysplasia and extreme fears all stem from the abuse he was subjected to from an infamous, AKC sanctioned breeder (The Cattle Dog Debaucle).  I will not name names, however, they were located in Mississippi (but did the same type of illegal operations in several states) and under this nameless woman's cruel, malignant, and greed-driven mismanagement many hundreds of dogs have now been discovered to have suffered many types of supreme abuse/neglect over the years.  She was arrested and convicted on multiple counts of animal endangerment/abuse/neglect after they found over 70 dogs locked in an unventilated structure with no food or water.  The dogs suffered "burns" to the feet, legs, and abdomens from sitting in days old urine/feces.  It was reported they were found in over 100 degrees and many close to death.  I feel strongly that sharing the events re: this crime against animals can also promote awareness and help to prevent further animal cruelty by realizing the fact that we must ever be vigilant in regards to the care and safety of animals because negligence and abuse can occur even in arenas that one would never suspect, such as an AKC affiliated/sanctioned (Breeder of Merit) dog breeder.  It warms my soul to think that this fundraising campaign may do much more than help reduce my sweet and smiling Mayhem's pain but may contribute by preventing many more animals pain and suffering through awareness. Mayhem's Smile Fund may be the impetus that could grow a positive and continuing force from such atrocious actions.  I wish to thank every individual for your consideration and kindness for our Smiling Mayhem in advance.  It was very hard for me to come on to this site and be so vulnerable to ask for help.  And if it were for myself, I would never have the fortitude to do so.  However, for my smiling boy Mayhem, who is in so much pain, I find I have the capacity to do just about anything to help him.

$275

 

4% Raised of $7,500 Goal

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Organized by

Carla Seleme

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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DONATION: $250

2 years ago

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