Lily was surrendered to a shelter by her owner, a breeder in Tennessee. They knew about her genetic defect of having a restricted esophagus, but did not have the money for her life-saving surgery. The shelter called Tennessee Doberman Rescue Plus, who began raising the nearly $4,000 it would take to make her well. She made it through surgery and is doing well in foster care. We kicked in $300 on the bill.