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JUSTIN BIEBER, pic­tured, has come un­der fire af­ter he palmed his poorly pooch Tod – a seven-month-old Chow Chow – off on his back­ing dancer CJ Sal­vador a few months af­ter he adopted him, and now the ath­lete is des­per­ately try­ing to raise as much cash as pos­si­ble so that the fluffy ca­nine can un­dergo life-sav­ing surgery on his hips.

The 25-year-old hunk has now set up a GoFundMe page online in the hope of rais­ing the money so that the adorable pooch can have the op­er­a­tion rather than be put to sleep.

He wrote along­side a sweet pic­ture of Tod play­ing in the snow: “Tod is a 7 month old Chow Chow born with a birth de­fect called se­vere hip dys­pla­sia. Long story short, by the time he turns 1, he wont be able to walk, run, let alone play. This con­di­tion presents us with two op­tions: 1: is to put him down (which I refuse to do) 2: let him go through a very spe­cialised surgery. The surgery, how­ever, will cost around $8 000, so I am humbly ask­ing you to do­nate any­thing. Any­thing would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.” Al­though the post only went up a few hours ago, the tar­get has al­ready been met and CJ is plan­ning to use the rest of the money raised to fund Tod’s re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. He said in a video: “Words can’t de­scribe how amaz­ing it is to wake up and see we’ve reached the goal and then some. The ex­tra money is go­ing to go to his re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and his phys­i­cal ther­apy, which he’s go­ing to need a lot. Thank you guys so so much for mak­ing my birth­day wishes come true.” De­spite the 22-year-old singer sup­pos­edly mak­ing an es­ti­mated $56 mil­lion last year, CJ didn’t feel it was right to ask the pop star for money be­cause he has “noth­ing to do with the sit­u­a­tion”. Bieber is no stranger to giv­ing up his pets as he pre­vi­ously took on a mon­key, ham­ster and a snake and then dis­missed them af­ter a few months. --- Bang Me­dia

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