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Dog narrowly survives car wreck, funds needed to reunite with owner

Posted at 11:22 PM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 02:36:03-05

UPDATE (Nov. 9 11:29 p.m.): Scooby Doo was taken to Los Angeles Thursday night for a scheduled surgery Friday morning.

Marley's Mutts and the community raised thousands of dollars to get Scooby Doo, who is currently paralyzed, to a much-needed surgery. The 10-year-old dog suffered a shattered pelvis in a head-on collision in October, and he and his owner were the only two survivors. 

Zach Skow with Marley's Mutts said VCA Hospital in Los Angeles will treat Scooby with a capped surgery cost of $4000. 

Scooby's owner, Meghan, has already had two surgeries in Fresno and has an upcoming skin graft, Skow said.

Skow said even though the Oct. 26 crash was Scooby's second car accident, he has been a fighter through his recovery. 


A local nonprofit organization is helping a dog on its way to recovery after surviving a horrific crash in Buttonwillow last month. 

On Oct. 26, a crash in Buttonwillow on 7th Standard Road and Tracy Avenue killed four people and left just two survivors - a woman and her dog.

The woman is recovering in a burn unit in Fresno and her dog, Scooby Doo, is recovering in Bakersfield because of Marley's Mutts Animal Rescue and the kindness of the community.

More than $2000 were raised on Wednesday to help Scooby Doo recover after his pelvis shattered in the crash. 

Scooby Doo's owner faces a $1500 medical bill while she fights her own recovery. 

Zach Skow with Marley's Mutts says the next step for Scooby Doo is to get to a serious upcoming surgery in Los Angeles that's going to cost several thousands of dollars. 

"Wouldn't it be incredibly special if we could reunite the two of them so that when she gets out of the hospital, she could be with her dog?" Skow said. "His will to live is very strong. You can really tell he wants to be with his mom."

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