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Niko is an eight-year-old yellow lab. He was rescued from the Michigan Humane Society when he was about a year old. Since then he has lived with his owner in Detroit, Michigan. He is her friend, confidant, and protector. On a hot night in August of 2012, Niko's home was broken into. He was shot in the face with a shotgun. His owner was injured as well. The owner's mother rushed Niko to the closest emergency vet (Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Services)... the technician told them that this was something she had never seen before and the quote for his surgery would be astronomical- more than $7k. The family explained that they could not afford this and would likely have to put him down. The vet tech contacted me, and together we started a social media campaign to raise money for this poor dog. On Sunday morning we posted the story and by Monday night, we had raised nearly $25k for Niko. This story brought hope to many people and showed the humanity that does still exist. Contributors came from all over the world. Together, we all saved Niko's life. For more information on Niko - search "Save Niko (Gunshot Victim)" on Facebook.
Last Day Dog Rescue
Livonia, MI 48151
The Animal Rescue Site was founded to provide food and care for rescued animals in shelters. With a simple, daily click of the purple "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Animal Rescue Site, visitors help provide food and care for rescued animals. Visitors pay nothing. Food and care is paid for by the site's sponsors and distributed by charity partners of The Animal Rescue Site. Visitors can help more by shopping in The Animal Rescue Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers funds food and care for rescued animals in need. The store offers a wide array of items to show your support, as well as fair-traded and handcrafted items from around the world.