According to Wednesday’s publication of TMZ, one of Justin Bieber’s dancers adopted the pop icon’s young dog, and then raised money to pay for an expensive surgery the puppy needs to live a pain free life. Dancer C.J. Salvador’s family recently adopted the seven-month-old Chow Chow, named “Todd,” who originally belonged to Bieber.
The puppy was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia and a veterinarian stated that without surgery, the puppy would not be able to walk by the time that he reached a year of age. Unwilling to let the puppy suffering, or worse, be put down, Salvador set out to raise the funds needed for Todd’s surgery. Salvador set a goal of $8000 on a GoFundMe account and the money has already been raised.
Other media outlets are using the situation as an opportunity to bash Bieber for giving up his pet (he got rid of the puppy because he stated that he didn’t have enough time for him), but Salvador is defending the singer. On an Instagram post, Salvador stated,
JUST TO CLEAR THE AIR
Todd is a Salvador. My parents adopted him which now gives US the responsibility for taking care of him. I did not ask JB for money because he has nothing to do with the situation. I have had an amazing professional relationship with him for over 5 years and I plan on contributing to his camp for as long as I can.
Salvador goes on to explain that the breeder did not disclose the fact that the puppy had dysplasia and that his parents discovered the problem when they took him to a veterinarian to be neutered. He also expressed gratitude to the people who donated funds to make Todd’s surgery possible.
(Photo screenshot via GoFundMe)