On September 20th, Matthew's dog (and my dog's brother), Dobby, was mauled by a larger dog, resulting in severe injuries. Dobby has made it through his first surgery, but the vet believes Jasper has received a spinal injury that has resulted in paralysis of the hind legs. The vet initially recommended that Matthew euthanize Dobby, but as soon as the vet left the room to give Matthew time to think about this very painful decision, Dobby attempted to walk. Matthew put Dobby on the ground, and Dobby had clear function of at least one hind leg. We feel that Jasper was sending a message to us that putting him down is the not the right option at this time and that there is still hope.
In order to help support Matthew during this time with the mounting medical bills, I am creating this GoFundMe account on behalf of Matthew. As some of you know, I lived with Dobby and Matthew and feel that Dobby is one of my own as well, and because Dobby is Tyson's brother, I want to fight for him.
Any help you can give at this time is helpful for Matthew and Dobby.