Starfish was found on an Alameda beach in a Heineken's box, 10 weeks old and unable to walk. An emergency vet said her organs were crushed and advised euthanasia, but Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter wasn't ready to give up on the adorable German sherpherd puppy. A second opinion revealed Starfish had swimmer's syndome, a completely curable condition!
Since then, the world has embraced Starfish through stories in The Dodo, Bored Panda, The Metro and other animal sites. Her story, made into several videos, including the original FAAS video, has received a cumulative 50 million views.
See the latest coverage and visit the Starfish GoFundMe page that FAAS started for Starfish's adoptive family to help pay for her rehabilitation. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Thank you, and keep checking back for updates!