Gimme Shelter Summer 2015

Kaz Britt, Milwaukie, ORKaz – Milwaukie, OR

A 4 year old German Shepherd Dog, Kaz started crying when he tried to jump into the truck. Kaz’s family took him to the veterinarian, where he was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his lumbar spine. He needed surgery to relieve the pressure on the nerve roots that was causing his intense pain. Kaz’s family had invested in Pet Insurance, which covered 80% of his veterinary care. That remaining 20% was still more than Kaz’s family could manage, so they turned to The Mosby Foundation for help. We made a contribution toward Kaz’s veterinary care, and we wish him a full recovery.

Mop Dog 2015Mop Dog – Fredericksburg, VA

Rescued from a shelter as an older blind, hairy “mop” of a dog, Mop Dog was hiding a nasty tumor under all that matted fur. Once she had been shaved down, her new human companions discovered a large mass on her belly. Mop Dog’s new family approached us for assistance, and The Mosby Foundation used our Canine Cancer Fund to make a contribution toward Mop Dog’s surgery.

Ross Metz2, Sellersburg, INRoss – Sellersburg, IN

Ross’s family contacted The Mosby Foundation for assistance with treating the 10 year old Husky mix for lymphoma. Ross had received his first chemotherapy treatment, but then he needed additional hospitalization to treat side effects of the chemotherapy which added unexpected costs to Ross’s treatment. We were able to use our Canine Cancer Fund to assist with the cost of Ross’s additional chemotherapy treatments.

Two Step LaBarre2, Kelseyville, CATwo Step – Kelseyville, CA

Little Two Step was rescued when her current human found the little Westie/Schnauzer mix lying in the yard covered in burrs, ticks and foxtails. Over the year that Two Step has been in her current home, she has become a beloved family member. After helping nurse her new dad through recovery from a stroke, Two Step herself now needed medical care – she needed extensive dental care to treat and extract badly diseased and painful teeth, and she needed to have tumors removed from the eyelids of both eyes. Once again, The Mosby Foundation was able to tap into our Canine Cancer Fund to assist with the cost of Two Step’s care.

Butch Hilbern, Oklahoma City, OKButch – Oklahoma City, OK

Butch’s human companion took him to the veterinarian when she noticed his mouth was swollen. He was eventually diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his mouth that would need to be surgically removed. The Mosby Foundation used our Canine Cancer Fund to assist with the cost of Butch’s surgery.

Harley Woolard, Greenville, NCHarley – Greenville, NC

At 8 years old, Harley still has the curious eating habits of a young puppy, and that got the Doberman Pinscher into serious trouble. Harley’s family called The Mosby Foundation for help when their veterinarian determined that Harley would need emergency surgery to remove a foreign object from her intestinal tract. We made a contribution toward her surgery fee, and we are pleased that Harley is recovering well after the surgeon removed a portion of a corn cob!

Carl Fishback15, Kirksville, MOCarl – Kirksville, MO

A sweet 1 year old Golden Retriever/Poodle mix, Carl underwent many tests and procedures to determine why he was so sick. Finally, he was diagnosed with a liver shunt, which means blood was bypassing his liver and not getting detoxified the way it should. He would eventually need a very specialized surgery to correct the shunt, but that surgery was proving difficult to schedule, since the very experienced surgeon who would perform the procedure needed to be brought in from New York. In the meantime, Carl’s family applied to The Mosby Foundation for assistance with his extensive medical care. We made a contribution toward Carl’s veterinary fees, and we are pleased to report that he is already improved with medical management, so he will be an even better candidate for surgery later this summer. Good Luck, Carl!

Rocky Headlee2, Canyon Country, CARocky – Canyon Country, CA

Rocky’s human companion applied to The Mosby Foundation for help with treating the 11 year old Akita/Pit Bull Terrier mix for lymphoma. Rocky’s cancer specialists advised a series of chemotherapy treatments and then radiation to give him the best chance for a long-term remission. We used our Canine Cancer Fund to pay for a portion of Rocky’s cancer care.

Shayla Mulroy4, Killeen,TXShayla – Killeen, TX

Shayla, a 6 year old Weimaraner, suffers from epilepsy. While medication has decreased the severity of her seizures over the past year, she continues to have frequent partial seizures, and her veterinarian needed to complete blood screening to assess whether her medication could be adjusted to reduce the seizures. Shayla’s human companion was struggling to keep up with the cost of Shayla’s care after an unexpected emergency visit earlier in the year. The Mosby Foundation stepped up and paid for a portion of Shayla’s laboratory fees, and we hope an adjustment in her medication will better control her seizures.

Gronk Manning3, Portsmouth, VAGronk – Portsmouth, VA

A 4 year old Neopolitan Mastiff, Gronk’s former owner was trying to sell him on Craigslist, even though he was clearly in need of better care. Instead, Gronk’s new human took him in and reported his former owner to the Humane Society for neglect. Unfortunately, Gronk tested positive for Heartworm Disease. His veterinarian thought he may have possibly been infected for several years, since the degree of disease was very advanced. Gronk would need intensive care along with the usual treatment to kill the heartworms. The Mosby Foundation agreed to pay a portion of Gronk’s veterinary fee, and we wish him a successful treatment and recovery.

Queenie Hall-Abbott2, Hampton, VAQueenie – Hampton, VA

At only 4 years old, this American Bulldog needed emergency surgery to remove her spleen. The biopsy confirmed that she had a serious cancer called hemangiosarcoma. Queenie’s cancer specialist recommended a course of chemotherapy to improve her life-span. Queenie’s family applied to The Mosby Foundation for assistance, and we were able to use our Canine Cancer Fund to cover the cost of Queenie’s initial chemotherapy treatments.

Tucker Abilucea2, Katy, TXTucker – Katy, TX

Tucker is a 10 month old Labrador Retriever mix who had the misfortune to develop a growth abnormality, which left his right front leg deformed. With pain medication and restricted activity, Tucker’s lameness improved, but he would need a specialized surgery to realign the leg if he were to have a normal lifestyle. Thanks to the generous response to a special fund drive, The Mosby Foundation is able to make a significant contribution toward the cost of Tucker’s surgery, which is scheduled for July – we wish him successful surgery and speedy recovery!

Dudley Domienik, Albuquerque, NMDudley – Albuquerque, NM

Dudley’s human companion contacted The Mosby Foundation for help when the 8 year old English Bulldog needed surgery to remove two skin growths, along with an extensive dental procedure to treat advanced periodontal disease. We made a contribution toward the cost of Dudley’s veterinary care, and we wish him a full recovery.

Jack DiNoble, Durango, COJack – Durango, CO

A 9 year old Standard Poodle, Jack had always been a healthy dog, until he was diagnosed with an aggressive and advanced cancer of his anal sac. By the time the cancer was found, it had already spread to the local lymph nodes and apparently to his lungs as well. Jack’s family applied to The Mosby Foundation for financial assistance to treat Jack’s cancer with chemotherapy to shrink the tumor and extend his life by several months. We used our Canine Cancer Fund to assist with the cost of Jack’s palliative chemotherapy.

Gunner Hungerford, Gladstone, ORGunner – Gladstone, OR

An 11 year old Hungarian Kuvasz mix, Gunner needed surgery to remove a rapidly growing mass from his front leg. Gunner’s human companion applied to The Mosby Foundation for assistance, and we used our Canine Cancer Fund to make a contribution toward the cost of Gunner’s surgery.


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