Tonka Fund

Helping Neglected & Abused Animals

The Tonka Fund, named for one of the most horrific cases of animal neglect and abuse FMAS has ever seen, provides animals that are the victims of neglect or abuse or who suffer from severe medical ailments with the medical care they need to live healthy and happy lives. Tonka now lives happily with his new family, and his survivor legacy lives on through The Tonka Fund.

The Story Behind The Tonka Fund – News Report: December 2010

A Pit Bull was found near death on a street in Manchester, N.H. The Manchester Animal Shelter is now caring for the dog, Tonka, who was discovered on Langdon Street. The animal was severely emaciated weighing only 29 pounds, covered in sores with exposed bone, and suffering from urine scalding.

The Story Behind the Tonka Fund – News Report: December 2010

A Pit Bull was found near death on a street in Manchester, N.H. The Manchester Animal Shelter is now caring for the dog, Tonka, who was discovered on Langdon Street. The animal was severely emaciated weighing only 29 pounds, covered in sores with exposed bone, and suffering from urine scalding.

On Dec. 27, concerned residents notified the shelter about the dog.

“This is the worst case of animal neglect and cruelty he’s seen in his history as a Manchester animal control officer,” said Officer Vogle, who is now asking for the public’s help in identifying the animal’s owner or owners.

Since Tonka’s discovery, the Manchester Animal Shelter has been covering the costs of his slow but hopeful recovery at the Veterinary Emergency Center of Manchester. Tonka has undergone two surgeries and has at least two more to go. Already, veterinarians have amputated the tip of his tail due to loss of blood flow. The shelter staff believe damage to Tonka’s tail, urine and feces on his body and sores on his spine and legs are from excessive time in a small crate.

The Manchester Animal Shelter has established a “Tonka Medical Fund” to help cover the cost of his medical bills which neared $2,000. The shelter says pit bulls continue to be Manchester’s most abandoned and neglected animals. The shelter took in 357 dogs during this past year and more than half of them were pit bull or pit bull mixes.