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Please help save my little dog James leg.

Cause page created in the Animals category by Jodie Matthews for Debbie Helson

$1,880 of $5,500 goal

Given by 15 generous donors in around 3 months


Desperately needing financial assistance to save my little dogs leg after neighbours dog charged into my home and savagely attacked him.

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My friends dog,a little shih tzu called James, was savagely attacked in his home by the next door neighbours pitbull. My friend also suffered injuries from the pitbull slamming the door into her but not to the extent of James.

James foot/leg is the worst of his injuries. Both bones have been broken and required a vet specialising in orthapedic surgery in Palmerston. James requires two operations and have been told it will be around 5 to 6 thousand. Follow up treatment will be twice weekly at first then weekly.

He is to stay caged for four and a half months for healing to take place.

Jodie Matthews' involvement (page creator)

We are friends.

Use of funds

Vet bills.. Any surplus will be donated back to charity.

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More on James's progress - Nearly 6 weeks since he was attacked  26 December 2019

Posted by: Jodie Matthews

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We took James up to Massey Vet Hospital in Palmerston North last week for a check up. Unfortunately the bone hasn't knitted back enough to remove the pins. We now have to wait until late January to see if they can be removed then - fingers crossed.

Hope you all have a great New Years.

Again thank you for your love & support. xox

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Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 07 Dec 2019



    • Jodie Matthews

      Thank you for your kind donation. Much appreciated. xo

  • Suzy

    Suzy on 04 Dec 2019


    Read about what happened to James - very upsetting. Hunter (my dog) would like to donate to help James. Good luck for the op and wishing you a speedy recovery James.


    • Jodie Matthews

      Thank you Suzy & Hunter for your kind donation. Much appreciated. xo

  • Faith

    Faith on 02 Dec 2019



    • Jodie Matthews

      Thank you so much for your donation. It is much appreciated. Xox

  • Anne

    Anne on 29 Nov 2019


    Read about this in The Herald. I really hope your wee dog recovers.


    • Jodie Matthews

      Thank you so much for your donation. I really appreciate it. Xox

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 29 Nov 2019


    Saw yr article in the independent herald. I hope you are taking the dog owner to court to pay expenses. This will help in the mean time.


    • Jodie Matthews

      Yes I will be, just waiting on councils decision. Thank you so much for your generous donation, will help a lot. I really appreciate it. Xox

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