Arnie is a 4 year old boy in Arizona who was surrendered to the Village over a weekend when he lost the use of his hind legs and his owners facing a devastating decision.  They wanted their dear Arnie to have the surgery he needed to regain his mobility, but they could not afford the cost  (his surgery and related treatment had already exceeded $7000.00).  Arnie’s owner’s reached out to FBV, and we, in turn, reached out to our amazing network of rescues and supporters for help. We are so grateful to all the people from different states, breeds, and rescues that pulled together for a few short hours on that Saturday afternoon to help this little guy.   Thanks to all of you, we were able to find a wonderful foster home in Arizona. After consultations with Arnie’s ER Vets, neurologists, and surgeons, it was decided he was a very good candidate for surgery.  He was transferred to neurological specialists and surgery was performed that Monday afternoon.  We are so pleased to announce that the surgery was a success and Arnie is doing very well. Not only is Arnie adjusting well to his foser home, he has shown considerable improvement in his gait and is walking outside to use the bathroom without a problem.  His attitude is good, but he is still on Tramadol for pain, which causes him to sleep a lot.  He is a sweet little guy and his foster mom is looking forward to seeing his personality emerge as he continues on his road to recovery. Needless to say, we would appreciate any support you can give this charming guy.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 to ensure we can cover the cost of all of Arnie’s care.  Could you please pitch in with a few dollars by clicking on one of our donate buttons?  We thank you, in advance, for any amount, no matter how small.  We’ll even add you to the list of Arnie’s friends!

“ARNIES FRIENDS”

  • Michael Kim
  • Yelena Aksert
  • Clare Rocheford
  • Janice Hussey – message: Thanks for all you do!
  • Meghan McCall
  • David Williams
  • Kathy Matlock
  • Aaron Howard
  • Cassie Shipskie
  • Nora Lawrence
  • Danielle Pitcher – In honor of Irish Youngash who inspires me to be a better dog Mom!
  • Krista Moyes
  • Teny Kuregian
  • Dana Parra
  • Janine Argott
  • Kellie Thomas – Than you for every effort!
  • Brenda McDonough – Hope you are feeling better soon Arnie!
  • Dana Shelton
  • Karin Failla
  • Janet Tracy
  • Lee O’Brien
  • Stephanie Karr – Love you Arnie!
  • Bryan McGee