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8 month old Aussie puppy attacked
by an unleashed dog that jumped out of a parked car. Needs second surgery today, fighting for her life.
Please 
help, Dakota!

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They were only one step out of their building’s door on their usual afternoon stroll, when out of nowhere a dog jumped out of a parked car and ferociously latched onto poor little Dakota.  Her dad held on to her for dear life and was eventually able to get her little body free, but unfortunately the damage had already been done. Dakota’s left side of her body had been ripped open and she’s suffering from a torn stomach, multiple severe wounds, and a punctured lung.
 
Dakota has been continuing the treatment for her injuries at BluePearl Veterinary Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. After surviving the first surgery, she has been going to the hospital daily for wound care and bandage changes until she was ready for the second surgery.

UPDATE: She is scheduled for the skin graft surgery today and she needs your help. The family has paid everything they can for Dakota’s first surgery and now needs your help to pay to continue the treatments needed to save their sweet puppy’s life.

Dakota's family said, "Dakota’s doing great, I feel like she’s doing better than we are! She seems to have had full energy back so we have to work harder to limit her jumping/playing. She now jumps in her travel bag when it’s time to take her on the train to the vet for daily wound care and bandage changes. 

We’re so grateful for all the help Frankie’s Friends has been for us! She’s thriving at home and healing so well. Monday (today) she will be getting a skin graft. 

She may miss out on our annual Easter egg hunt (where I fill eggs with treats in our family’s yard) but we have a lifetime of Easter’s to spend with her, thanks to the wonderful care of Blue Pearl and your donations! :)"

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They were only one step out of their building’s door on their usual afternoon stroll, when out of nowhere a dog jumped out of a parked car and ferociously latched onto poor little Dakota.  Her dad held on to her for dear life and was eventually able to get her little body free, but unfortunately the damage had already been done. Dakota’s left side of her body had been ripped open and she’s suffering from a torn stomach, multiple severe wounds, and a punctured lung. 

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Dakota is being treated for her injuries by Surgical Specialist, Dr. Grossbard, DVM, DACVS at BluePearl Veterinary Hospital in Brooklyn, New York and has a long way to go. She’ll need extensive veterinary care to treat her injuries and save her life. The family has paid everything they can for Dakota’s first surgery and now needs your help to pay for the second surgery and continuation of the treatments needed to save their sweet puppy’s life. 

Dakota’s mom said, “She is one heck of a fighter -the car owner with the dog that attacked Dakota disappeared and can't be found- please help my husband and I get Dakota home!

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We got her Dakota three weeks before our wedding, she was clearly a part of our celebration. On our wedding day she was our flower girl and after our first dance we danced to “who let the dogs out” with Dakota and our other Aussie, Kobe.

A couple of months later both Andrew and I lost our jobs. I’ve been able to find temp work but we we’re just getting by before the incident! And this is why we need as much help as we can get!

A little about Dakota, well she's the sweetest girl and a velcro dog. Anytime my husband and I kiss she gently comes in between us for cuddles! 

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We have a gate on our bedroom door and she knows she’s not allowed in if I’m sleeping. In the mornings she waits for my alarm and then jumps in from the couch onto our bed for cuddles! Or my husband yells “SHE'S UP” and the dogs race into the bedroom for cuddles on our bed together. In the past 6 months she’s brought us so much joy! 

Besides cuddling, Dakota and our other dog Kobe are on neighborhood patrol sitting in our window seat watching over the street, soaking up the sun and breeze. 

The impact of Dakota has even been get by our older dog that’s very independent. Once we got Dakota he went from not wanting to cuddle to only wanting snuggle. The past week has not the same without her, she's fighting her hardest to come back home to us!

We ask for your help. We’ll be eternally grateful if you can help us with her visits and second surgery!”

Frankie’s Friends is asking for your generosity to give Dakota a fighting chance. She is very loved, and very missed by her family. Please give what you can to help save Dakota’s life. 

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