Gimme Shelter – Winter 2018

Addie’s Hope, 6-month-old, Mixed Breed – Addison, AL

Addie became an inspiration to her town when the local police team rescued her from a drainage pipe after a storm.  She was unable to stand on her severely broken legs and required surgery. Thanks to many generous local supporters and donors of The Mosby Foundation’s special fund drive,  she was able to receive the help she so desperately deserved and is on her way to a complete recovery!

Rambo, 7-year-old, Mixed Breed – Odenville, AL 

When Rambo completely tore her CCL the only course of action was surgery.  Her mom, who had recently gone through a cancer diagnosis, was not able to pay the unexpected medical expense.  Thankfully, The Mosby Foundation was able to assist with her surgery so she could get back to her happy, healthy life.

Molasses (Moe), 12-year-old Pit Bull/Labrador mix – Charlottesville, VA

Moe had third degree atrioventricular block.  The electrical impulses from the top chambers of her heart were not properly conveyed to the lower chambers , and if left untreated she was given only 3 to 5 months to live.  Thanks to the Petco Foundation, Moe received a life saving pacemaker and is doing great!!

Tootsie, 13-year-old Boston Terrier/Pug mix – Milan, MI 

When Tootsie was diagnosed with Lymphoma her veterinarian was optimistic with her prognosis.  Thanks to friends at the Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Pet Foods who helped to make it all possible, she is half way through her chemo treatments and is doing great! 

Bear, 3-year-old Pug/Chihuahua mix – Rising Sun, MD 

Shortly after being adopted, Bear suffered a back injury when he fell out of his new owners’ car.  Not willing to pay for the surgery he needed to correct his injury, Bear was reclaimed by the rescue group he left just weeks before.  Through donations from our many supporters, Bear was able to receive his surgery, made a full recovery and was adopted into a new forever home!

Melody, 11-year-old Beagle mix – Peterstown, WV

After the masses in Melody’s neck were removed, she began chemo treatments. Her mom needed a little extra help to get her to the end of her recovery.  We are glad to report she is doing well!

Nisha, 5-year-old Black Lab – Fort Edward, NY

To keep Nisha’s knee from continually popping out of place, a metal plate needed to be installed.  With the help of caring family members and The Mosby Foundation she was able to receive her surgery and is expected to make a complete recovery! 

Brutus,  9-year-old Spaniel/Chow/Min-Pin mix – Frederick, MD

Brutus is a very special furbaby to his mom as he is all she has left of her late daughter.  When he was diagnosed with oral melanoma,  it was devastating news and an overwhelming cost for his disabled mom.  Thanks to so many loving supporters of The Mosby Foundation,  Brutus was able to get on his road to recovery!

Kevin, 3 -year-old Dachshund – Newark, NJ

Since birth, Kevin’s mom has been disabled,  and she heavily relies on her dog for emotional support.  Unfortunately, he was injured by a hit-and-run driver and suffered a severe distal femoral fracture and needed surgery to begin his healing.  Knowing that the cost was not something his mom could take on,  a loving and caring friend quickly sprang into action to help her seek assistance.  We were glad to contribute and  are glad to hear that Kevin has had his surgery and is healing nicely!

Bullit, 7-year-old Labrador – Elizabethtown, KY

Bullit had a very aggressive and fast growing mass on his eye that needed quick removal.  With the help kof our wonderful donors,  his mom is glad to report that “he is back to his fun, playful self. Our family is so thankful for your foundation.”

Rocky, 7-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – Smithfield, PA

A breeder released Rocky to a shelter as a result of a heart murmur.  His new mom took him to a cardiologist who diagnosed him with PDA, and stated that surgery was needed as soon as possible to avoid any further damage to his little heart.  We are ecstatic to report that he is doing well after his surgery and is expected to make a full recovery!

Rosie, 7 year old Golden Retriever – Portland, OR

After Rosie’s grade II mast cell tumor was removed,  she needed chemotherapy to continue her recovery.  With help from our grant from  the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Pet Foods,  Rosie started her therapy and is responding well to treatment.

Snoopy, 6-month-old Hound mix – Lenoir, NC

Snoopy was brought to the local Animal Control with a femoral and pelvic fracture and needed surgery.  We  contributed to his surgery, and are happy to report that it  went well. He  is expected to make a full recovery in his new forever home!!

Chewy, 3-year-old Terrier mix – Lakeland, FL

Shortly after Chewy moved into his forever home, testing revealed that his neglected past led  him to contract  heartworm  disease.  His new mom wasn’t going to let that stop him from having a healthy new life and reached out for help with his treatments.  We are happy to report a heartworm-free Chewy!

Jack, 11-year-old Black Labrador – Black Hawk, SD

Jack is so happy that he received help from our  generous supporters to remove a fast growing mass on his eye.  Now he can see just fine and is pain free!

Piper, 3 year-old Australian Cattle Dog – Wheat Ridge

When Piper’s mom rescued her she had no idea the long hard road that was ahead.  While under anesthesia during a routine surgery, Piper’s stomach acid burned her nasal passage.  Three unsuccessful surgeries occurred as a result of trying to correct the issue.  Luckily a skilled surgeon knew exactly what to do, and with a contribution from The Mosby Foundation,  the 4th time was a charm! We are happy to report that Piper is finally on her way to a full recovery!

Duff, 12-year-old Dachshund mix – Cape Coral, FL

Thanks to so many loving donors and supporters, Duff was able to receive radiation treatments for his trigeminal nerve tumor near his brain.  He and his dad are grateful for the assistance that aided in his healing!

Sprout, 7-year-old Australian Shepherd mix – Richmond, VA

The Petco Foundation & Blue Buffalo Pet Foods grants and our generous  donors made possible the removal of a tumor.  Reese is now  on his way to a full recovery.

Tilly, 11-year-old Jack Russell – La Pine, OR

Three years ago, Tilly’s mom rescued her from an over breeding situation at a puppy mill.  Recently, Tilly  was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma and thyroid carcinoma. Her  mom knew she needed to seek help for Tilly so she would be able to live out the best life possible.  We were happy to contribute to the necessary surgery, and thankfully she recovered from the surgery  and is doing well!

Nala, 8-month-old Mixed  Breed – Freeville, NY

Nala was surrendered to a high-kill shelter in North Carolina when her previous owner discovered that she had patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).  Thankfully, a rescue group found her a foster home in Upstate NY , that became her forever home at just the right time.  It was determined by the surgeon that Nala needed immediate surgery in order for her to have the best chance possible at a healthy life. The Mosby Foundation was happy to contribute to her treatment.  We are so happy to report that Nala is doing well and expected to make a full recovery!

Cody, 10-year-old Weimaraner – Lake Oswego, OR

Cody needed surgery to remove a sublingual mucocele ranula.  After much research, his dad was able to find the assistance he needed and a local surgeon that expects Cody to make a full recovery!