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Englishtown Man Seeks Donations to Help Save Dog's Life

If the money cannot be raised to help pay for the surgery, the dog will be put to sleep.

Patch has partnered with GoFundMe, a crowdfunding website that helps people raise money for charity or specific needs. Each week, Manalapan Patch will be featuring a different local GoFundMe campaign in need of donations - and this week we are featuring Shadow, a 10-year-old dog who needs a knee replacement. 

Shadow, who is owned by Jacob Cohen of Englishtown, has suffered a torn ACL and is in need of a new knee. The surgery costs about $6,000, but Cohen is looking to raise only $3,000 on GoFundMe to help fund the surgery. Cohen said that his family cannot afford the whole cost of the surgery and if the money is not raised Shadow will be put to sleep. 

Cohen originally launched the campaign on GoFundMe in August, but he told Patch this week that his family is still looking to raise the money for Shadow's surgery. Right now, Cohen has only raised $165 for Shadow and has a long way to go to reach his $3,000 goal to save his dog’s life. 

Any type of donation is appreciated. To donate to Shadow, click here:http://www.gofundme.com/Save-my-dog-Shadow

Jackie Berman December 06, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Please contact www.RosesFund.com They should be able to help you.
arpeters December 06, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Has anyone really checked this out? there was a woman here in AZ who claimed her dog needed an expensive surgery but when the local newspaper investigated they found it was a fraud
Debbie December 06, 2013 at 09:16 PM
I would be willingcto donate directly to the vet. I feel very badly for shadow and your financial situation but not all of this makes sense.My friend who works in animal rescue and raises money for dogs in need of medical care had a torn ACLsuccessfully repaired by Dr Hines at Two Rivers veterinary hospital for 1800 dollars. Red Banks veterinary hospital which is well known charges $3000. $6,000 is outrageous for this procedure. I am very concerned about shadow and I hope he is still OK as the original request was made four months ago in August. There are some alternatives such as a walkabout harnesswhich is a rear end harness which gave my dog the ability to walk with a partially torn ACLs since he could not have surgery. Another dog of mine had shockwave therapy a type of ultrasound treatment. You can research this online. Electrical stim therapy and physical therapy are also helpful.Who is your vet? And how is Shadow currently managing? Please consider all options and do not put him down just for this.
Jake December 07, 2013 at 09:33 AM
@arpeters I am truly sorry but people who fake surgeries for their animals or themselves are utterly disgusting and wrong for those doings. I am only a young adult who cares for my dog very much and my family is not in a place to shell out this major money due to many other projects that are being solved as we speak. @Debbie, The cost of the procedure is $2400, on top of that the veterinarian was going to go into the other leg, since Shadow has been putting most of his weight on the other back leg for months now and reinforce that knee so it does not happen again after the surgery. On top of this cost, the veterinarian suggested we get Shadow some sort of rehabilitation to have him moving his leg again. We are first stating some rehabilitation at Green Leaf Pet Resort and Spa. At this resort, they have an indoor pool used for exercise and rehabilitation purposes. We have received a quote around $50 an hour or so, and the vet would like him to go about three times a week for 2 month with a two week break in between, so that will be $150 a week, $300 a month, $600 total. Thats around now $3000. Adding that support brace on as well will bring it closer to $4000. I am not asking for $6000 anymore since we were given better deals and locations thanks to people who have seen our predicament. If you want make sure everything I have said is true, please check out: http://www.greenleafpetresort.com/dog-pool-and-aquatic-center/
Debbie December 17, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Please check out Showplace farms on rte 33 in Freehold where they do swimming therapy for dogs befi re and after surgeryvfor much less. I hope your vet does not go into the other leg at the same time. Please seek other opinions. I would like the name of your vet and will consider donating directly.


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