Mosby’s Mail Archive

Mosby’s Mail Spring 2016

Meesha Castle2, Toledo, OH

There are just not enough words of thanks that I could speak for your generosity in helping with the surgery for Meesha.

I was devastated when her injury occurred because she was protecting the family.  Post Surgery update is she has mobility in her leg again and is starting to put some weight on it for short periods of time, But boy does she miss her daily walks….  As the surgery is extremely expensive I would have done everything possible to get her what she needed.

Your donation took a part of the worry away, and Dr. Molly Bopp of Highpoint Veterinary Hospital took the stress and worry away by doing the surgery.  My baby is recovering daily and will soon be back to almost full pre- injury status.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart…
Tracie Castle
Toledo, OH


Sasha Morgan, Seattle, WA

I am forever grateful for all you kind words, your calls, your immediate attention and your ‘Yes’ for my Sasha! I have written a thank you for you and your foundation on Sasha’s Gofundme account.

I have  let Cooper’s Legacy know of your donation as well. They also helped today so that was great to have both of your great foundations in memory of Mosby and Cooper. God rest their beautiful hearts and give them lots of playtime over the rainbow!

Today was good. Sasha went in for CT scan and we follow treatment all week for 18 treatments.

I will keep you all posted during her treatments and how she is doing. I pray my baby girl does fantastic and she gets healed and well. I can’t wait to take her swimming again!

All my love always!
Shae and Sasha
Seattle, WA


GRACIE Mae McKey, San Bernardino, CA

I cannot express my gratitude enough for your foundation’s help in this very difficult time in my family’s life. I am beyond grateful. Thank you very much. I will be scheduling her surgery very soon. Again I cannot thank you wonderful people enough. I hope to repay this kindness and donate when I have available funds to do so.

Thank you very much!
The McKey family
San Bernadino, CA


Shadow Foster3, Klamath Falls, OR

Thank you guys so much for the support you gave to Shadow. The surgery was difficult due to the excessive amount of scar tissue but Shadow was strong and handled the procedure very well. Instead of a long road of empty hopes and prayers, Shadow is now on the road to recovery.  Your organization is so kind and being able to help such a sweet dog fills the heart with joy.

Thank you so much!
Sonia & Shadow
Klamath Falls, OR


Bonnie Roth, Corona, CA

Thank you so much for your generous grant. This will go a long way in helping us extend Bonnie’s time with us, and every added day with her will be a gift from you and your organization. Frankly, we were fearing a sadder outcome, making the good news all that much more joyful to receive. Thank you again, so very much.

Gratefully,
Russell, Valerie, Bonnie and Bixby Roth
Corona, CA


Tuk Martin6, Vero Beach, FL

Hi!! Tuki had his eye surgery this morning and did awesome!!! He woke up from surgery just as spunky as he was when he went in ! I really want to say a huge thank you for your kindness. Without you this wouldn’t have been possible. Tuki says “I may have less parts, but my momma loves me even more!” Thanx again!!

Love, Jenypher ~n~Tuk Martin 🙂

Vero Beach, FL

 


Tucker Abilucea2, Katy, TX

I’ve got some bad news but also some good news. Tucker has had a small setback due to an infection in his leg but we are back on the road to recovery and his prognosis looks very good! In January we noticed he was licking his right leg where he had surgery, and our vet told us he had an infection, possibly due to his body rejecting the plate and screws in his leg. So over the next few weeks we tried two different types of antibiotics, which helped for a little while, but he continued trying to licking it afterwards. Unfortunately, he had to have another surgery to remove the plate and screws, surgery took place on February 18th and he’s now back home on cage rest. He’s got five small holes in his right front leg so we’re taking things very slow for a little while. I want to thank ya’ll again for helping my little guy and I in our time of need! We were very blessed to have so many kind people contribute to our fund and making the orthopedic surgery possible for him.

God Bless you all,
Carmen
Katy, TX


Bear Jaffee, Lynchburg, VA

Bear’s surgery went very well. His second leg was a little worse than his first, but the doctor was able to repair all of the damage. He has quite an extensive rehab program, but I believe that the worst is behind us and it is all uphill from here. He is still in the hospital, but I am hoping that he will be able to come home today. Words cannot express how thankful I am for The Mosby Foundation. The generosity and kindness your supporters have given to Bear have meant the world to me.I really want everyone to know that there was a point when I had lost all hope that Bear would have any kind of recovery, but soon he will have full function in both legs and be able to play with his friends. It’s been such an incredible blessing! All of the tears and worries are gone now and I am filled with nothing but joy and gratitude. THANK YOU with my whole heart!

Forever grateful,
Diane
Lynchburg, VA


Luke Chitwood, Rocky Mt., VA

This is Luke and Gracie, our Heelers. We love these two. Gracie misses her brother very much. I’m so thankful we are able to get him fixed and home. Thank you so much. They are my babies. I can’t express how much I appreciate you and the foundation.

God bless you and thank you,
Jamie & Joey Chitwood
Rocky Mt., VA


Walter Gojkovich, Sierra Vista,AZ

I am so excited!! It’s SO tough asking for money and I never would have except I got sick too and had brain surgery. So I just needed to overcome my pride and ask. I am so grateful your organization was able to help! The vet said when Walter went under anesthesia his heart rate was higher and when they removed the eye it went to normal. She said that happens because even though they have surgery it still feels better to get the glaucoma eye out. He was a bouncing dog this morning like nothing
happened! (I am a paranoid pet parent and he doesn’t seem to understand why
he can’t play with the others and has to walk on a leash to go pee).

Thank you again! And of course Walter says thank you!
Sarah & Walter
Sierra Vista, AZ


Beau Pine5, Eastpoint, FL

Susan Vincent, you have an amazing talent for writing! Beau’s story is beautifully expressed and written. Thank you so much for telling his story! Thank you again for taking the time to feature Beau and thank you to The Mosby Foundation for helping to save Beau’s heart! Beau is doing well and we are so thankful to be able to share this holiday season with him. Life is such a precious gift!

Merry Christmas,
Gabrielle
Eastpoint, FL


Elvis Peralta, Hemet, CA

Just an update. Thanks to your help, Elvis is out of surgery and recovering well.  Already trying to play ball even with his cone on his head.  The lump was not cancerous!!!  We are so happy and thankful for your help!  You have a great day.

David Shea & Elvis the Rat Terrier
Hemet, CA

 


Paris Bidwell2, Baltimore, MD

Thank you SO much for your assistance!! Paris and I really appreciate your support! Paris is doing great. She was even able to walk herself out after surgery. Thank you so much for helping her walk again! Please tell everyone at Mosby thank you!!

Best,
Kristin  & Paris
Baltimore, MD


Abby Jasper, Newtonville, MA

Oh my goodness!  I am in tears, and just incredibly grateful!!!

I am touched beyond words by your generous assistance to help our Abby.

Bless you,
Carrie Jasper
Newtonville, MA


Trixie

Words cannot express how much my family and I appreciate you and the foundation for your support, kindness and help. Trixie is now in her third week of radiation with one more week to go.  Thank you for being there when we needed help because it was and is much more appreciated then you will ever know. Thank you for being that comforting and reassuring voice especially when it seemed like all hope was lost.  I will always remember how nice and compassionate you are.

May God’s blessing be with you and The Mosby Foundation.

With sincerest thoughts, thanks and appreciation,
Hilda Jackson
Olympia Fields, IL


Flea Drennan, Cedar Park, TX

Oh my gosh! That is such wonderful and AMAZING NEWS! You’re so awesome!

I cannot believe how blessed I am to have such help for my little guy. He is the most precious guy in the world to me, and I think I would literally shrivel away & die without him in my life.

I am so grateful I cannot even find words to describe how I feel.

Thank you SO MUCH just doesn’t seem to be big enough words. lol

May y’all at your foundation have many blessings come to you too.

Thank you again & again & again,
Karen Drennan
Cedar Park, TX


Max Veras, Bronx, NY

I am very happy and grateful that Max has only 3 more cancer treatments to
go.Thank you to The Mosby Foundation and their sponsors to give back these
beautiful monuments of love and happiness.
Thank you!

Kenia Veras Gonzalez & Max
Bronx, NY


Einstein Worob2, Palm Bay, FL

Thank you so much for your kind words. Einstein passed early in the morning on Saturday. He just couldn’t handle the chemotherapy. I’m going to be posting a link and asking my friends and family to donate to your organization, as you were the only organization of over 30 that even responded to my application for help. I hope you guys can continue to do wonderful things, and help people avoid the pain my family is going through.

Thank you,
Aaron Worob
Palm Bay, FL


Coco Kokkinis, Annandale, VA at VA Tech Vet Hosp.going to surgery

Virginia Tech has assigned a student to update me twice daily on Coco’s status and progress.  As of today, she is able to support herself on her front legs with the assistance of hospital staff supporting her rear legs with a harness.  Yesterday morning she could not support her front legs. This morning she improved on a test the staff does by pinching the nerves along her spine to determine her ability to feel superficial pain.

Without the funds you provided through The Mosby Foundation and your assistance in securing additional funds via the Sergei Foundation, Coco would not be alive today.  Even with four pain medications, Coco was still in a substantial amount of pain.  I was filled with sadness as I was prepared to put her to sleep on Friday if I was not able to secure emergency funds.   Miss Coco and I will be forever grateful.

Attached is a photo I took of Coco just before she was wheeled away to be prepped for surgery.  I look forward to sending you a picture of her standing on her own and emailing you a link to a video on YouTube of her finally walking again.  Her recovery is expected to take six to eight weeks.

With much gratitude,
Maria and Coco
Annandale, VA


Gwen Montes2, Santa Ana, CA

Once again I would like to thank you with all your help. It was a great blessing. I pray that your foundation continues to receive funds to help families and individuals with their beloved ones.

Yours truly,
Josephine Montes
Santa Ana, CA


Angus Velasquez. Tucson4, AZ

Hi there! So Angus got his stitches out and is recovering very well from surgery. We will have to stay on watch for future episodes but he is happy and bouncy and full of life again! Literally it seemed like the day we picked him up from surgery he was already feeling better!! We cannot thank you all enough for helping our family get him back on his feet!!

Sincerely,
Kristen Velasquez   (photo of Angus)
Tucson, AZ


Tinks Dunn, Levittown, PA

Thank you sooooooo much!  You have me in tears over here.  I am seriously elated!  This is the best news I’ve received in such a long time.  Thank you!!

We just scheduled surgery for Tink…..  Again, thank you so much!  Tinks & I appreciate your generosity!

Love love love,
Nicole Dunn  🙂
Levittown, Pa


Sahara and Cagney Hulmes, Succasunna, NJ

Thank you so much for the money you donated.  I dropped off Sahara this morning for round 2 Chemo. I have to say that your foundation is great, you’re easy to work with and you do help people out.

I have submitted other requests for assistance and you have to complete a long application and then the next day they tell you they don’t have any funds. It would be nice to do that before you spend the time completing the long application.

Sahara is the one in the yellow hat and Cagney is my certified therapy dog.

With Love and Kisses,
Karen & Sahara
Succasunna, NJ


I would first like to say thank you so much for your donation. My parents are wonderful people and definitely need all the help they can get. Animals are so much a part of their lives and helping save the life of Buster will definitely help them emotionally. Again, thank you and your donors for your kind donation. Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,
Michelle Palcsik
Middlefield, OH


Mosby’s Mail Winter 2016

Kura Joseph4, Fairburn, GA

I just wanted to send you all a confirmation email regarding Kura’s surgery, which you all have made possible. Her surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning, Thursday 10/8. Of course, I am extremely anxious, but will certainly be relieved to have this life threatening issue resolved. I wanted to let you know that I have left a glowing and well deserved review on greatnonprofits.org and again, if there is anything else I can do now or in the future for your organization, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I would also like to reiterate my sincerest gratitude to you all for facilitating this necessary treatment for my baby. The relief of sadness and despair has greatly improved both of our lives! I will inform you all of her status and progress as soon as I can. Thank you again!

Sincerely,

Britton Abbey Joseph
Fairburn, GA


Jack DiNoble6, Durango, CO

When Jack was first diagnosed with cancer things looked grim and he was given only a month to live. Because of loving people like you he is happily hiking, playing and living life to it’s fullest. I just wanted you to know that you have made a huge difference in our lives, because Jack is still with us and is doing great!

Hope you are all doing well.

Love,

Linda, Todd and Jack DiNoble
Durango, CO


Anna Chamberlain, Dale City, VA

Well Anna did real good at the Hope Center yesterday. She got sick in the parking lot but it happens with an empty stomach and Chemo is what I was told. Dr.Mcneil said he is happy with how she is doing and said to keep on schedule. Dr McNeil added 2 meds for Anna. We would like to thank you and repay you for your assistance. I never thought in my life things would be so difficult, but when I look around I see others that have things much worse, it wakes me up to realize there are people who care and we want to thank you so much.

Much Love,

Bobby & Anna
Dale City, VA


You know what’s so cool? In almost every article you write about in Mosby’s Mission is the dog’s will to live! No matter how bad their lives have been they never want to give up. All they want is a little help and loving. You guys are great!!

Michael Reday & sidekick….Midnight
Mount Crawford, VA


Max pic2

Once again, thank you and the Mosby Foundation for your donation to my baby Max and for allowing him to give me months or years of unconditional love, by helping me with this donation. I am sending you Max’s treatment plans and protocol which can give you an idea of when these treatments are going to be received.

Again, there are not words to express my thanks to you and your foundation and as I promised to St. Francis who is the protector of all animals, “That who ever helped me even with a $20 donation, I will be always in debt and find a way to pay forward such kindness to my beloved Max.”

Kenia Veras-Gonzalez
Bronx, NY


Beau Pine5, Eastpoint, FLThe news for Beau is outstanding and unprecedented! Last week was a whirlwind! We arrived in Gainesville on Tuesday for Beau’s pre-op appointment and met with the Cardio team to discuss the procedure, expected outcomes and Beau’s pre-surgery exam. Wednesday morning, the day of Beau’s surgery, seemed to come too quickly, as we knew the seriousness of the procedure, but knew it was the only option to reduce Beau’s gradient pressure in his heart and to remove the very small ridge of growth that was causing his Aortic Stenosis and save his life! They took Beau back to the Cardio lab, as he was the second in line for surgery that morning. After a three hour wait, the nurse assisting Beau pre and post op care came to get us. She said that Dr. Estrada wanted to speak with us, but it was not bad news! When we met with Dr. Estrada, she explained to us that the drug therapy treatment, that just 3 weeks earlier that they started Beau on to prepare him for surgery, had had a remarkable effect on Beau’s gradient pressure, lowering it a staggering 80 points! Beau’s gradient pressure in his heart at his first exam was deadly 176! The gradient pressure should be zero! Dr. Estrada said that never in her practice had she seen a patient where drug therapy treatment had lowered the gradient pressure more than 10-20 points and yet Beau’s came down 80 points! Because Beau is responding miraculously to the medication, Dr. Estrada canceled his surgery for now and has marked his case, surgery pending! Dr. Estrada has continued the drug therapy treatment in order to manage his condition for the moment and to see if he will continue to respond with the hope that his pressure will drop even lower. Beau will revisit the Cardiologist in December for a recheck and I am hoping an praying that his response to drug therapy treatment will continue to be the answer for him. Thank you for all you and the Mosby Foundation have done for Beau! I pray that the medication will be a lasting solution for his life threatening disease!

Sincerely,

Gabrielle Pine
Eastpoint, FL 


Simba Miller Palmdale CA

Hi!!! Wow!!!! Thank you so much, dearly!!! I am in tears and am absolutely so grateful beyond belief! Thank you! If I can come help your organization in any way ,other than monetary of course, please let me know. I would be honored!!!! Thank you!! I will keep you updated on how Simba is doing. I know I will have my spunky baby back again and I can’t thank you enough!

God bless you,

Jacqueline Miller
Palmdale, CA


Koda Von Diesel Stumpo, Dearborn Hgts, MI

Christine Stumpo

3:50pm Oct 22

Last night my sweet boy made it very clear to me that he had enough. It was a long night & I didn’t leave his side. I held him, I carried him, I helped him balance to pee. He was a strong warrior up to the end. He went to see Sally Jo extremely peacefully. I thank you all for all your love and support through his journey. In the beginning, Koda was given 3 months, with amputation and chemo, it was almost exactly 11 months since he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Over the last couple months, he was not himself. It wasn’t till last night that he cried. Well, he is not crying any longer, but I will and that’s ok because you guys know I’m an extremely emotional human! I love you all & thank you again for everything!! XXOO

PS Haley has never been an only fur child and it’s been 10 years since I’ve had 1 dog. Time for this sweet girl to get spoiled more than ever!

Christine Stumpo
Dearborn Hgts, MI


Sho Rolon3, Savannah, GAWe will be forever grateful for the Mosby Foundation and your generosity. I dropped Sho off at his appointment this morning at 8:30. Sho was so nervous he was shaking. They immediately took him back and told me a couple minutes later that they already had him under. His clinical signs should improve over the next week, but the actual healing process takes about six months to a year. I still need to take the same precautions with Sho, such as using a harness and not giving him toys that he would like to shake around.

I asked the doctor if Sho should be able to live a normal life and life span and he said yes, and that they have been very successful with Dobermans. I am so thankful that Sho has a second chance at living a happy life. Even though Sho is so drowsy, he still insists on lying in the middle of the floor to be close to everyone. I cannot express how grateful I am to have this opportunity to take him for treatment. I am sure if I had not done anything I would most likely have had to have put him down sometime soon.

Thank you,

Talisa Rolon
Savannah, GA


FIASCO AND SANTA Baldwin, Georgetown, TXFiasco goes for his second chemo treatment Wednesday (11/25/15). He is doing very well and is the highlight of my life.

The chemo makes him sick for a few days but that is to be expected. I want to thank the Mosby Foundation, Blue Buffalo and the Petco Foundation again for your donation to my efforts to save Fiasco’s life.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Alex Baldwin
Georgetown, TX


Troublez Carr, Beaverton, OR

Words just don’t seem adequate. Troublez is home resting on my lap. Bless all of you. We are 4-ever grateful. They removed several teeth and a tumor from the top of her head. I know Gods hand was throughout all of this, especially having all of you at The Mosby Foundation and her donor angels!! Bless all of you!

Hugs, Troublez & Thea Carr
Beaverton, OR


Pippin Geary2, Yucca Valley, CA

Oh! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! What a great birthday present for me! (happy tears) I have to schedule the appointment first. I could not do that until I had all the funds. You don’t know what this means for us! She has had such a hard time.

Donna Geary,
Yucca Valley, VA


Kaiya Pugh, Seattle, WA

I am writing to inform you of Kaiya’s progress post surgery. We had applied for funds from you because Kaiya was diagnosed with Adrenal Cancer after finding a tumor on her left adrenal gland. Due to the tumor, she also had Cushing’s Disease, which caused some hair loss, bulging of her stomach, sloping of her back due to muscle weakness, and overall lethargy. We watched the side effects of Cushing’s rapidly deteriorate Kaiya. As a 9 year old shepherd mix, we were not prepared for dealing with cancer this early on!

Thanks to help from The Mosby Foundation, we were able to go through with the surgery to remove the tumor. The surgeon was able to do a laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive, and within 7 days Kaiya was bounding through the snow and playing with other dogs once again! She is currently sporting a half-shaved body, and has been getting compliments from passers-by when we go for walks! Maybe it will be the new fashion statement for dogs… 🙂

Since the surgery, we have been tapering steroids, and are keeping a close eye on her recovery. We are thankful everyday that we were able to afford surgery for Kaiya. And we would not have been able to do it without your help.

Thank you so much,

Priya, Matt, and Kaiya
Seattle, WA


Angus Velasquez. Tucson, AZ

Oh my goodness!! I cannot thank you and all of the amazing people contributing, enough. I was in tears when I got your message. I have already started a fund raising website and I will update the other places I applied to about the funding as well. Thank you, thank you!!!!

Sincerely,

Kristen & Angus Velasquez
Tucson, AZ


Ginger Fisher WAynesboro

Dear Mosby Foundation,

I’m sending this on my parents behalf, as they are computer illiterate.

We’d like to thank-you for your donation to Donnie & Dora Fisher, toward Ginger’s surgery. I can’t express all of our gratitude enough. She had her surgery yesterday evening, and is back at home recovering, & doing well. I helped them with a few names and numbers to apply for help, and you guys were the only ones to come through. I got the shock of seeing what was inside that poor little 15 lb. dog today, and I’m still in shock! I don’t know how she survived, and the vet said she was down to only a few days left, but thanks to you all, she’ll be here another 8 years to give my disabled parents joy and companionship! You all rock. I can’t express enough what this meant or how grateful we are. Your foundation is a true blessing and in a time where its sometimes difficult to see the good in the world, The Mosby Foundation did shine!!! You certainly saved this dogs life, and years of grieving by my parents. I’d like to know what people can do to help you all keep helping others like this, and I’m certainly gonna spread the word for others to donate to y’all, as you all are certainly as deserving of an organization as any, and a real class act.

I attached 2 pictures with this message, 1 of Ginger a couple days before her surgery, and 1 of the “boulders” or stones that were inside of her. I know you’ve probably seen things like this before, but I was and still am , in shock by the size and amount of stones inside this little dog! It’s amazing to me she survived. I’ll end this by just saying again, thank-you all so much; it means more than you could imagine!

Stacy Pittington
Waynesboro, VA


Zeke Willing Martin, Portland, OR

We are so happy to report that Zeke had surgery on Monday, and is recovering well. The mass that was removed was described by Dr. Haughen as a “cottage cheesy, puddingy” texture, and was not malignant. YAY!! His toe was removed but he is already walking better than I expected. He’s really doing great, except he HATES the Elizabethan collar of course. 🙂 I’ve attached a photo of him from yesterday.

He is seeing the doctor today to have his wound checked and his bandage removed/changed.

Well, deep heartfelt thanks to you and all at the Mosby Foundation for your help in making this possible. I can’t tell you how much it means to my husband and I, as well as a few family members who love Zeke almost as much as we do.

Gratefully yours,

Madalyn and Terry Martin
Portland, OR


Tara Salemi, Bradenton, FL

Thank you so much, and extend my gratitude to the rest of the staff at The Mosby Foundation for what you are doing for my Tara. She has meant a lot to me ever since she was 12 weeks old. She is truely the shining star in my life. With my three daughters grown and on their own, Tara is all this blind guy has in his life. We are looking forward to getting her treatment underway, beginning on the 14th of this month. Getting her on the road to recovery, is the best Christmas present that I could ever receive. Anything I can ever do to promote the foundation, I would do without hesitation. May you and all your associates there have a blessed holiday season.

Sincerely,

Jerry Salemi
Bradenton, FL


Boomer Hurd3,Temecula,CA

It has been two months since Boomer’s surgery and I am pleased to say he is doing great. He is a different dog now that he isn’t in pain all the time. He is so out going and happy. Some of the pledges unfortunately didn’t come through. Thank you for all you’ve done. You saved Boomer’s life and he gives you a big doggie lick!

Barry Hurd
Temecula, CA


Ducky How2, Ypsilanti, MIGood morning! I do apologize but it has been a rough go with Ducky and his surgery.  I still cannot thank you, and your organization enough for the help you have provided!

These were only taken a few weeks ago, and as you can see, his incision site has healed nicely, and while he still tries to out-do himself with playing with my niece and nephew, he does well overall.

Once again, thank you so, so much! For what you did for me, and for what the Mosby Foundation does for pet owners like myself.

Eve How & Ducky
Ypsilanti, MI


GiGi Huneycutt3, Garland, TXTo all the Mosby Angels….

A note to say Thank You again for giving my precious Great Dane, GiGi, her eye surgery this past April, and for the freedom from pain she enjoyed after her surgery.

It has taken me many days to be able to write to tell you of her journey to the Rainbow Bridge last month from a brain bleed or tumor. All was well when we went to bed the night before, but the next morning our world came crashing down.

She got up but couldn’t/wouldn’t move. She didn’t know me nor the other dogs, didn’t know where she was; completely unresponsive. My neighbor helped me get all her 161 lbs. of pure love into my car – a horrible, heartbreaking trip to our vet, knowing I wouldn’t be bringing her home with me. We all miss our sweet and gentle girl  terribly, but are thankful she didn’t suffer long.

The help and kindness of the Mosby Foundation Angels will never be forgotten. The words to fully express my appreciation don’t seem to exist, but wanted to thank all of you again as best I could.

Hearts & thoughts,

Doris Huneycutt
Garland, TX


Ella Stover2, Bethlehem,GAI wanted to let you know, I lost Ella to bloat last Monday. I have just not been able to write until now. I miss her so badly. She went every where with me.

It was 2 am and I got up and went into the restroom. Ella was very comfortable in her bed half asleep.

I had only been in there maybe a min and I heard this horrible throat noise. I came out and she was throwing up and acting like something I had never seen before. I got her in the car and on the way called the University Of Georgia ER and said  I am on my way. Surgery was performed, but her stomach had twisted and half of it was dead up to her esophagus. I did not want to let her go, but for her sake I had to.

Ella was a once in a lifetime dog. She was my soulmate. She watched over me and got me going  on days I did not want to go. My only regret is I did not have her longer.  She was so smart and beautiful. Human like. Never have I been with a dog like her.

I want to thank Mosby for helping me give her a new lease on life ,last year, which she enjoyed to the fullest.Bless all of you for what you do. Here is one of my last photos I took of her. Such a beautiful girl. Inside and out.

Wanda Stover,
Bethleham, Georgia


Cosmo Albino, Burlington, KYMy name’s Melissa Albino and last year your foundation gave us a grant to help my sweet Cosmo! He was diagnosed with Lymphoma. We had 9 great months together post-diagnosis!  But… I’m afraid I have some sad news.

On July 7th, Cosmo passed away. The cancer was causing him so much pain, he had stopped eating. I couldn’t put my boy through any more pain. He was put down at his local vet.

We’re all sad, but we’re also happy he’s no longer in pain. We also got an extra 9 months with him post diagnosis. It’s not the prognosis we would’ve liked, but we made so many great memories that I’ll keep dear to my heart forever.

Thank you so much for accepting our application and giving us financial assistance when we desperately needed it. Cosmo was and still is very important to me.

We set up a little memorial for him in our home, plus we have a little tree coming in the mail to add to it.

Thanks again, and keep doing what you’re doing. You rock!

 Take care
Melissa Albino
Burlington, KY 


Coconut Shippe, St. Augustine, FLThank you for the generous donation, I can’t express how grateful we are. I will keep; you posted on Coconut’s progress, I am very optimistic and looking forward to a long happy life with my beautiful girls, Coconut and Breeze. Again, a very heartfelt thank you for all you have done for me and all that you do for all the loved animals in the world.

Stacy Shippe, Coconut and Breeze
Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Belle Henderson, Bettendorf, IABelle is doing great!  Belle’s periodontal disease was so extensive that she needed many more teeth extracted than the 1-4 infected teeth they originally estimated.  Here are the number of extractions she had:  2 Incisors, 9 Premolars & 6 Molars.  She has only 4 teeth left.  The vet gave her an injection for pain control and sent home some pain medication.  She didn’t have any bad reactions to the procedure and she wanted to eat when she got home.  I  am moistening her kibble while I slowly transfer her to canned dog food.  She is much more awake, alert and barking more often.  She wants to guard the house when anyone walks on the sidewalk in front of our house.  She had not felt like doing much of anything before the procedure.  Now, she can give me kisses without her breath killing me.  I took pictures of the front of the veterinary office and the office manager, Sara, holding Belle when I arrived to bring Belle home.  Thanks so much, for the help of your wonderful organization.

Susan Henderson
Bettendorf, IA


 

Mosby’s Mail Fall 2015

Memorial – Frank Larson

Frank LarsonI have to share a story about the influence that dogs have on our lives. My dad was never a ‘dog person’. When my Mom pre-deceased him in 2003, she left behind a rescue Sheltie mix, ‘Sunny”, that turned into his lifeline while he moved on after 49 years of marriage. After Sunny died, he ended up getting sick and we moved him down to Leesburg, VA to an assisted living facility close to Deb and I. Well, you ask any of the folks who would volunteer and bring their dogs to visit the facility that my dad was always a dog lover and even more – he would get down on the ground (89 year old man) so he could visit properly and be on their level. The power of unconditional love is a special thing.

Thank you for The MOSBY Foundation – we will always be staunch supporters and thank you for being the kind of person who makes a difference on this planet.

We requested folks donate to The Mosby Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Most sincerely,
Chey, Deb and Bon    


Kura Joseph4, Fairburn, GAKura and I want to express our immense appreciation for your help in her getting the surgery she needs. Words cannot express how grateful I am for wonderful organizations such as yours that save lives! I want to assure that as soon as I become financially able, I will pay it forward and donate to your fund to help others. If there is anything I can do for you all, in terms of fundraising or volunteer work, please let me know, as I would love to help in any way. Again, my sincerest thanks. Thank you so much, bless you all!

Sincerely,
Britton Joseph
Fairburn, GA


Sunny Christman3, Pen Argyl, PAI cannot thank you all enough for your support!  I also would like to thank Petco and Blue Buffalo for their generous donation.  Words cannot express my appreciation.  Sunny will be having the surgery on 9/23/2015 as I told you. Thank you again for everything!

Sincerely,
Samantha & Sunny
Pen Argyl, PA


Anna Chamberlain, Dale City, VAHere are a couple pictures of Anna and a short video of her the week she rescued me. Thanks for your assistance and we look forward to a continuing relationship and when we get in a better situation we intend to donate back so another wonderful dog like Anna has a fighting chance on a great life.

Much love,
Bobby & Anna
Dale City, VA


Quincey Trussler2, Williams Bay, WIJust before I contacted your foundation we were told that Quincey had prostate cancer which is very rare for a dog his age (5yrs). We took him to the UW Veterinary teaching hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Being a single mom with two school-age children I could not afford the cost of treatment which was over $5200.00. I had already spent $3000.00 on my own for the testing and vet costs up to that point and had no family to ask for help. My two choices were to either just let Quincey die or try to find help with foundations like yours. Quincey is like a child to me and with thanks to organizations like yours we are able to keep him with us for a little while longer yet and to spoil him in his remaining days.

Thank you so much for your help and for doing what you do.

Maggie, Bekah, Stephen and Quincey Trussler
Williams Bay, WI


Duke Runge2, Carmel, INThank you so much for your generous donation towards Duke’s treatments. Without your help, I wouldn’t have Duke by my side today. I also have an endless amount of gratitude for Dreama, who was the first person I spoke to about grants. She was immediately supportive & incredibly positive about our situation. I can honestly say that it was because of her that I had the courage to continue. So thank you Dreama for all that you do. I am so blessed to have received that first phone call from you.

With endless gratitude & slobbery kisses,
Hannah & Duke Runge
Carmel, IN


Rocky Headlee2, Canyon Country, CAThank you so much. I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. I cant even say it enough how much it means for you and your organization to help me like this. May God Bless you and all of those of whom you work with and Blue Buffalo and Petco that have made this donation possible.

Robert Cunningham
Marietta, GA


Pookie Plecker, Staunton, VAThank you so very much for your care and concern for the loss of my dog Pookie. He was so very special to me and I will forever miss and love him! Thank you for your comforting words and for taking the time to help me through this! God Bless you and The Mosby Foundation!

Brenda Plecker
Staunton, VA


Marci Symes2, Durham, NCThank you so much for your generous donation to help us with our sweet dog Marci’s cancer treatment!

It really means the world to us. We just love her so much and want to do anything that will prolong her life and improve the quality of her life.  Thank you for helping us do that!

With gratitude,
Yuel, Jeff, Marci, Marshall, & Baby
Durham, NC


The Mosby Foundation,

We wanted to give you a HUGE thanks for the dog food & treats we purchased in Verona, VA. We run a pet food pantry in partnership with our local food (human) pantry. It’s being put to great use.  Thanks again!

Rockbridge Animal Alliance
Lexington, VA


Clancey Heller2, Omaha, NEBThank you for your help and the help of the Mosby Foundation. It means so much to us.  You have been so kind. And Clancy says a very big thank you and hug!

Dee Heller
Omaha, Nebraska


George Landes & family, Manfield, TXI just wanted to give you an update on George. He is feeling a lot better  after his surgery. He still is not back to normal but I think he will be  with in a few days. He actually ran outside today and didn’t fall over. We  are all so excited to have our George back.

Once again, thank you!
Debbie Landes
Mansfield, TX


Rex Cardoso, Lake Forest, CAI wanted to say thank you and to the Mosby Foundation for helping my family out. Rex is doing much better and recovering quickly. The best news is that his tumor was not cancerous!

Leticia Cardoso
Lake Forest, CA


Beau Pine, Eastpoint, FLI’m completely overwhelmed by your generosity and your concern for my dog Beau! The Mosby Foundation’s donation will be saving Beau’s life and I can’t thank you enough. Thank you for all of the work that you have done on behalf of Beau. I will keep you posted on Beau’s surgery and recovery.

Thank you with all my heart,
Gabrielle Pine
Eastpoint, FL


Ghostie Medina, Albuquerque, NMThank you for your generous donation for Ghostie’s Chemo treatments. Not only did it help financially, but it also gave us the gift of time. That’s the best gift ever!

Thank you SO much,
Erica Medina & Ghostie Poo
Albuquerque, NM


Dipsie Chaves2, Knoxville, TNHi dear Mosby Foundation friends,

I am glad to inform you that Dipsie have no cancer.  Still she need to be in observation in order to be prevent.
Thank you so much for your help.  I’ll always remember you.

Regards.
Hugo E. Chaves
Knoxville, TN


Buddy Torres, Gretna, FLBuddy completed his Heartworm treatment successfully thanks to the contribution of The Mosby Foundation. We extend our heartfelt thank you to all in your organization that made this possible. He could had faced a life of misery and now he is ready for a second chance.

Our hope is that one day we will be able to reciprocate your kindness.

Cordially,
Norma Torres
Gretna, FL


Dudley Domienik001Dudley is on the road to recovery!!!  I am soooooo grateful!  This surgery would NOT have been possible without the Mosby Foundation!

Deepest Thanks,
Angie Domienik
Albuquerque, NM


Ellie Bone Meier2, Nullelly, TNI most definitely want to thank people for their donations, but would also like to drive home the point that even small donations, like $10, makes a difference. For us, I don’t know where the funds came from, but in today’s economy, I just have to assume that the grant we received from Mosby probably came from many sources, not just one. The thing is, when you have it, it doesn’t seem like much – when you don’t it is the extreme opposite. So with that, I was hoping to write something that may encourage people that can donate, even small amounts, to do so.

Many, many thanks,
Jeanne & Emma
Nunnelly, TN


Ducky How2, Ypsilanti, MIGood morning! I do apologize but it has been a rough go with Ducky and his surgery.  I still cannot thank you, and your organization enough for the help you have provided!

These were only taken a few weeks ago, and as you can see, his incision site has healed nicely, and while he still tries to out-do himself with playing with my niece and nephew, he does well overall.

Once again, thank you so, so much! For what you did for me, and for what the Mosby Foundation does for pet owners like myself.

Eve How & Ducky
Ypsilanti, MI


GiGi Huneycutt3, Garland, TXTo all the Mosby Angels….

A note to say Thank You again for giving my precious Great Dane, GiGi, her eye surgery this past April, and for the freedom from pain she enjoyed after her surgery.

It has taken me many days to be able to write to tell you of her journey to the Rainbow Bridge last month from a brain bleed or tumor. All was well when we went to bed the night before, but the next morning our world came crashing down.

She got up but couldn’t/wouldn’t move. She didn’t know me nor the other dogs, didn’t know where she was; completely unresponsive. My neighbor helped me get all her 161 lbs. of pure love into my car – a horrible, heartbreaking trip to our vet, knowing I wouldn’t be bringing her home with me. We all miss our sweet and gentle girl  terribly, but are thankful she didn’t suffer long.

The help and kindness of the Mosby Foundation Angels will never be forgotten. The words to fully express my appreciation don’t seem to exist, but wanted to thank all of you again as best I could.

Hearts & thoughts,
Doris Huneycutt
Garland, TX


Ella Stover2, Bethlehem,GAI wanted to let you know, I lost Ella to bloat last Monday. I have just not been able to write until now. I miss her so badly. She went every where with me.

It was 2 am and I got up and went into the restroom. Ella was very comfortable in her bed half asleep.

I had only been in there maybe a min and I heard this horrible throat noise. I came out and she was throwing up and acting like something I had never seen before. I got her in the car and on the way called the University Of Georgia ER and said  I am on my way. Surgery was performed, but her stomach had twisted and half of it was dead up to her esophagus. I did not want to let her go, but for her sake I had to.

Ella was a once in a lifetime dog. She was my soulmate. She watched over me and got me going  on days I did not want to go. My only regret is I did not have her longer.  She was so smart and beautiful. Human like. Never have I been with a dog like her.

I want to thank Mosby for helping me give her a new lease on life ,last year, which she enjoyed to the fullest.Bless all of you for what you do. Here is one of my last photos I took of her. Such a beautiful girl. Inside and out.

Wanda Stover,
Bethleham, Georgia


Cosmo Albino, Burlington, KYMy name’s Melissa Albino and last year your foundation gave us a grant to help my sweet Cosmo! He was diagnosed with Lymphoma. We had 9 great months together post-diagnosis!  But… I’m afraid I have some sad news.

On July 7th, Cosmo passed away. The cancer was causing him so much pain, he had stopped eating. I couldn’t put my boy through any more pain. He was put down at his local vet.

We’re all sad, but we’re also happy he’s no longer in pain. We also got an extra 9 months with him post diagnosis. It’s not the prognosis we would’ve liked, but we made so many great memories that I’ll keep dear to my heart forever.

Thank you so much for accepting our application and giving us financial assistance when we desperately needed it. Cosmo was and still is very important to me.

We set up a little memorial for him in our home, plus we have a little tree coming in the mail to add to it.

Thanks again, and keep doing what you’re doing. You rock!

 Take care
-Melissa Albino
Burlington, KY 


Coconut Shippe, St. Augustine, FLThank you for the generous donation, I can’t express how grateful we are. I will keep; you posted on Coconut’s progress, I am very optimistic and looking forward to a long happy life with my beautiful girls, Coconut and Breeze. Again, a very heartfelt thank you for all you have done for me and all that you do for all the loved animals in the world.

Stacy Shippe, Coconut and Breeze
Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Belle Henderson, Bettendorf, IABelle is doing great!  Belle’s periodontal disease was so extensive that she needed many more teeth extracted than the 1-4 infected teeth they originally estimated.  Here are the number of extractions she had:  2 Incisors, 9 Premolars & 6 Molars.  She has only 4 teeth left.  The vet gave her an injection for pain control and sent home some pain medication.  She didn’t have any bad reactions to the procedure and she wanted to eat when she got home.  I  am moistening her kibble while I slowly transfer her to canned dog food.  She is much more awake, alert and barking more often.  She wants to guard the house when anyone walks on the sidewalk in front of our house.  She had not felt like doing much of anything before the procedure.  Now, she can give me kisses without her breath killing me.  I took pictures of the front of the veterinary office and the office manager, Sara, holding Belle when I arrived to bring Belle home.  Thanks so much, for the help of your wonderful organization.

Susan Henderson
Bettendorf, IA


 

Mosby’s Mail Summer 2015

Wilfred Viteo2, Waldorf, MDThank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts for your donation. It will be a tremendous help for us. We have another appointment on July 2nd for boosters on his vaccines and to recheck his stool to make sure treatment was effective on his hookworm/whipworm, as well as his treatment for his ear infections. I believe once the vet is certain that Wilfred has no active infections, intestinal or otherwise, he will be scheduled for his first treatment. I will let you know ASAP.   Thanks again so very much. We truly are very grateful for your generous donation.

Warmest Regards,
Roxanne, Mark, and Wilfred

Waldorf, MD


Mary Lou Vuolo10, Hinton, WVThank you for making it possible to save Mary Lou.

 Today’s update:

As mentioned, the jaw was a total mess.  How ever they do the bond, it is an external substance which holds between the teeth on the lower jaw and between the upper and lower jaws.  It is a special procedure to remove once she heals.  So her mouth is fixed in a partially open position for the next month.  She had her first meal via the feeding tube at 1 am last night and then another meal this morning.  Mary Lou very much wants to gobble it up herself 🙂 but the food has helped her feel better too.  They said they could see calcium forming already when they gave me an update late yesterday!  The bodies of the babies are amazing!!!  🙂  And so is her mind and spirit!. 🙂  I think it will be more challenging as she starts feeling better, lol.


We appreciate all you do for all pets!!!

Thank you!

Beth Vuolo, volunteer
ACWP, Inc.
Summers County Humane Society
P.O. Box 236
Hinton, WV 25951


Kaz Britt2, Milwaukie, ORHi Mosby Foundation,

We just wanted to send another thank you for your help with Kaz’s surgery. He’s been healing well and just this last weekend he made his first beach trip since the surgery. He seems to be pain free and we are glad that we were able to have the surgery done! Hope all is well!

Thank you all so much! Your help will go a long way and we’ll be telling others of your foundation for sure!  I’ll keep y’all updated with his progress!

Thanks again!
Gary and Mallory Britt,
Milwaukie, OR


Joy Nelson, Decatur, GAThis is Abigail Nelson, giving you an update on Joy Nelson. I am pleased and excited to share Joy received her successful surgery on March 20 and is healing extremely well. As of this week she is back to being the “Joy” in our lives. She is smiling, vocal in her wants and needs, active again, sleeping well, healthy appetite returned and using her foot (ok, paw lol). *I think she is human lol.  Initially after surgery she looked at me questioning how I allowed her to be operated on. She didn’t understand, until now. (Yes, we communicate lol). She is licking me and thanking me expressing her gratitude as well as letting me know she is ok. A big lick for thanks is for you and all involved with this process. When I found out she needed surgery, my heart broke for so many reasons. I wished it was me because I understand surgery. But Joy has taught me another lesson about life and healing…sunshine comes after the storm and to be strong during the pain. I love my dog so much. She is everything to me, she and my son. My Life has a meaning because of these two…

I’m sure you all may receive letters of gratitude a lot, so please add this one to the list. I am eternally grateful and thankful for the Mosby Foundation in assisting me in finding funding for Joy’s surgery. Also, a huge thank you is in order for The Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Pet Foods for their generous grant.

I have attached (at the bottom of the email) recent pictures of Joy expressing her Thanks! I cropped us out the picture because the spot light is on her: she deserves to shine.

Thank you again! I’m Grateful!

Truly,
Abigail Nelson
Decatur, GA


We would like to THANK YOU for helping with Molly and the others. The help you provide truly changes the lives for the pet as well as the owners. Your foundation is a BLESSING !!!

We met Mr. & Mrs. Smith & Jessie 3 years ago. All they are going through adds a larger personal impact to them and our staff as well. They are a very caring and deserving family. Watching how devoted “Molly” is to Jessie and Mr. Smith makes your heart melt. She is a sweet heart !!!

THANK YOU again for everything,
Trisha Jeffries
Natural Bridge Hospital for Animals
Natural Bridge Station , VA


sebastian mullins 2, charleston, wv The Mosby Foundation once helped my baby. I hope this little donation helps this baby, Tucker, get the surgery he needs to run and play!

Sebastian’s Mommy, Melissa
Charleston, WV


Joy Nelson, Decatur, GAHow great and wonderful is humankind. I have a renewed hope that people care about others and are interested in helping me but most importantly Joy! She really deserves it but what pet doesn’t when their only desire is to love and please their owner. Seems like an unfair exchange, but they think we give them more with just our attention. It always been my desire to help others in need and now I am the recipient. I am eternally grateful and thankful.

Never assume your work is in vain or unappreciated.
Abigail Nelson
Decatur, GA


Harley Clutteur, Broadway, VAWe are taking Harley home!!! The vet is very optimistic about her recovery and we will follow back up in 5 days for a recheck. Thank you and The Mosby Foundation again for all of your help!! This would not have been possible without you!

Kimberly Woolard,
Greenville, NC


Oden Baker2, Bagdad KYI am just in shock right now.  Thank you so much for your help with Oden’s medical bills.  It isn’t  just the money, but that so many people, organizations and companies come together to help pets and their owners. Wow….just wow.  I am speechless.  I would have never thought my spunky, puppy-like 10 year old dog would become a cancer victim.  Oden has helped out so many people in his life, he is now getting the help he needs!

 We had a good day yesterday! My husband and I took the day off work and took Oden for his second chemotherapy treatment at the Medvet in Cincinnati.  The oncologist examined him and said his blood-work looked pretty good and the tumor already felt a little smaller.  Oden seems to be tolerating the drugs rather well.  I am so lucky I can bring my dog to work and keep an eye on him also.  He seems a little sleepy after treatment, but otherwise seems normal.  I have to take him to get blood-work done a couple times before our next chemo appointment on June 18th.  I know we are just buying him time, but I hope it is great time so we can have some more fun and make more memories!

Sincerely,
Lindsay,Kevin and Oden
Bagdad, KY


Gronk Manning2, Portsmouth, VAI just wanted to say thank you again for helping us with Gronk! His first chemo treatment is in 5 days and it wouldn’t be possible without The Mosby Foundation’s help!

Meredith Manning
Portsmouth, VA


Emma Bradshaw6, Valley Village, CAThank you for helping my baby Emma extend her life.

She was fine bouncing around one day and then seizuring  the next. I took her home with hospice medicine because I couldn’t put her down.

Then I took her to a different vet and they said the cancer was most likely in her brain. That’s why it was so sudden.  There is nothing that can be done once that happens. They said she wouldn’t make it through the night and it would be painful so finally I let this second vet put her down. They said this happens a lot and once it goes to the brain it’s usually a matter of days for life with constant seizures.

Thank you for all of your help. You are all so wonderful. I am so grateful to have had another 6 months with angel Emma.

Thank you and God bless you all for giving her and I another 6 months together.

Best wishes,
Melanie Bradshaw
Valley Village, CA 


Mia Smith2, Columbia, MOI wanted to give you a quick update on Mia; we went in for a follow up appointment on Monday, June 1st and the doctor gave Mia a CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH!

Dr. Reinero said she looked, felt, and sounded great! We go back at the end of August for radiographs, to ensure she is still in good condition, but she is doing amazing! I can’t imagine my life without her,

Thanks to The Mosby Foundation and so many generous people, she has a long and happy life ahead of her! I am eternally grateful for all you have done for my baby girl! We visited Elephant Rock State Park this past weekend, and I have attached a photo to show you how wonderful she is doing!

Thanks so much!
Kelli Smith
Columbia, MO


Sheba Kuc2, Alberquerque, NMI just came from my appointment with Dr Kelly. It is overwhelming. Sheba had first shot,which basically kills this aggressive cancer. The shot was done in the leg, because in the ear it’s too close to the brain. She also had chemo directly in the ear. After that she stop shaking her head. Dr Kelly said, because  she was in pain. This is maybe one  ,or two time thing . Later only shots .Shots  will start working immediately. Now she is sleeping quietly.
We also talk about nutrition. I told them I cook Polish vegetable soups for her.

I wish you the best,and I will let you know about Sheba again!

B. Kuc
Albuquerque, NM


Butch Hilbern5, Oklahoma City, OKButch looks so very good!!  The vet did an amazing job reconstructing his lip and you can’t even tell he had it removed! I’ll give him lots of hugs and kisses 🙂 Thank you guys so much for all the help because of it I now have more years to cherish with my baby!

Brittany Smith
Oklahoma City, OK


Bosco Lance3, Oceanside, CAI just wanted to again say thank you for the donation for Bosco’s chemo treatments. Your generosity not only helped me financially but also served as a stress reliever.

I’m also very pleased to inform you that Bosco has been in remission since the first half of April and continues to do very well through out the remaining chemo treatments. For the most part he’s back to his playful self again.

Thank you again, you guys are doing wonderful things for families with fur-babies in need.

Kacie and Bosco 🙂
Oceanside, CA


Ross Metz3, Sellersburg, INI just wanted to give you an update on Ross.  He has had a few chemo treatments now and his doctor said she is very pleased with his progress.  He has been doing great and has had only a few side effects. I love it that he has been eating dog food for awhile now (I had to boil chicken and rice for him for a couple of weeks), and I have him now eating Blue Buffalo Wilderness.  He even loves jumping in the car to go to his chemo treatments!  Thanks again for the generous gift that helped make it possible for him to get this treatment.  I will keep you updated on his progress.

Kindly,
Ginnie Metz
Sellersburg, IN


Kurby Wolfgang3, Richfield, PAOh my goodness…Words can not express our sincere gratitude. Our hearts have been so heavy with worry over the financial part on top of the actual procedure itself.  My little dog means the world to us, and we thank you, the Mosby Foundation, The Petco Foundation, and Blue Buffalo Pet Foods for helping us to get him the care he needs.

Sincerely,
Christine
Richfield, PA


Gobi Chute, Verona, WII just wanted to reach out again and thank you for the grant you gave us last August.  It was so incredibly generous and sweet and I will forever be grateful.

I just wanted to let you know that Gobi passed on April 7th…exactly 8 months after diagnosis.  We had 8 spectacular months with him doing all the things he loves…hiking, swimming, cuddling, and lots of playing… and I will forever cherish that extra time we had with him.

Thank you again for all that you are doing to help others in need.  And most of all, just thank you for listening to me that day when we chatted.  He was my very best friend and I am absolutely devastated, but it feels so good knowing that there are caring people like you and the rest of the folks at The Mosby Foundation.  I can’t thank you enough.

Forever Grateful,
Lana…Gobi’s mom
Verona, WI


Mia Smith5, Columbia, MOMia came home on Saturday morning!! She is happy to be home and doing very well. She is extremely restricted for the next 3 weeks, but goes back next week for her follow up appointment (and hopefully get staples removed). I am beyond grateful for the help I’ve received; she is my baby girl and I don’t know what I would do without her!!! I’ve attached photos of my visit in the ICU, her first day home, and her taking her first pill in the comfort of her own home. Although I won’t have any extra money to spend for while, I did switch my Amazon Smile charity to The Mosby Foundation 🙂 When I’m able, I do hope to donate back to The Mosby Foundation as well!!  I feel so blessed to have so many people who care about my baby girl. Thanks again for being so helpful!!

Kelli Smith
Columbia, MO


Mir Hayes2, Cuyahoga Falls, OHAs you know my dog MIR was diagnosed with cancer.  After learning that MIR’s cancer has advanced, I made the decision not to have the surgery performed. You asked me to contact you once MIR arrived at the Banfield Pet hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, for your donation.

Thank you for contacting, Banfield Pet Hospital to check on MIR’s condition. I would have contacted you immediately, but during the time the pain was to unbearable. You gave me the biggest donation when you personally called me and talked about how to make the remainder of MIR’s life more fun, comfortable, and how to continue to give him the meds he need to help sustain the life for the time he has left to live.  Priceless.

I know that no amount of money will ever cure MIR, but when you personally reached out and called you gave me the biggest donation that no amount of money could ever give. One was when you constantly stayed in touched via telephone. Priceless.

May your foundation always be blessed to help other dogs and their owners, who will always need your support and help.

Thank you,
Veronica Hayes and MIR
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


Bella Bahr, Tipton, IABella had EIGHT abscessed teeth and kidney stones removed with Mosby’s help.

We are so appreciative of everything your organization provided for Bella’s care. She is doing great.  She is her spunky, bouncy little self! She is so loving and affectionate.  We can’t imagine not having her in our family.

We took her for a walk on the boardwalk next to Lake Hartwell in Clemson, SC this past weekend and wanted to share some pictures of her with all of you. She loved the walk around the park along with her “brother” Dusty who is also a rescued dog.

Thank you again for ALL your assistance!!

Phil, Kim and Bella Brooks 
Clemson, SC


Libby Grisdale, Cheboygan, MI 2Happy Spring! Just wanted to send you a pic of Libby, she doesn’t want to give up that last patch of snow to bury and dig up her ball in! Too cold to swim yet! She’s had a great winter! Thank you again to all her supporters and the Mosby Foundation   for Improving her health and quality of life! We could not be more grateful!

Love, Sandy, Libby & Family
Cheboygen, MI 


Kojak Shanks, Brookhaven, GAWe would like to thank you and The Mosby Foundation again for your extreme promptness and care for Kojak.  His second surgery went very well and Dr. Wilson did an excellent job.

We can’t thank you all enough!!

Regards,
Phyllis &  Kojak
Brookhaven, GA


The Mosby Foundation help save my bassets life.  A mass was found on Bailey’s anal gland that  needed removed.  The vet suspected cancer.  We were able to get help from the Mosby Foundation so Bailey coul have the life saving surgery he needed.  We just received the pathology report and Bailey is cancer free!  Without the help we were given we could not have given our baby the surgery he needed.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I will never forget the gift you gave us.

Chrissy Wingert
Bellevue, NE


Niyah Barstow3, San Antonio, TXI am thrilled to report Niyah’s surgery went well, she is home and happy, and most importantly, she is healthy and mobile. I even made her her very own T-shirt to wear.

When I went to the vet to pick her up, I was expecting a semi sedated, wonky puppy who’d be either carried out or slowly hopping. As I talked to the front desk, Dr. Kirby came out with Niyah on her leash and she came bumbling down the hall toward me. She was ready to go. She returns to get her staples out in about a week, but she is already hopping up and down from the bed and hanging out in the yard.

We are very grateful for your contribution to her surgery expense.  I’ll be joining some local tri-paw groups with her soon. And one day, I plan to bring her home a friend, even if its just a foster dog.

We appreciate the generosity and what you do for so many people and animals like me and Niyah.

Shana Hamid
San Antonio, TX

Charlie Elliott, Gordonsville, VAYippee, this is the best news I’ve had…..well, for a long time. I will tell Charlie when I get home. Of course it will be dinner time, so he may not listen…..

Seriously, this means a lot to me. Goodness knows I could skip a few meals, but when it comes to my Charlie, he comes first.

Take care. You do make wishes come true.

Penny & Charlie
Gordonsville, Va

GiGi Huneycutt2, Garland, TXGigi is a blind, deaf, 10 year old Great Dane……….

To All the Mosby Angels:

GiGi is doing very well after her eye surgery. I’m also doing well in the “worry”

department about paying for her surgery, thanks to the ‘over the top’ generosity

of The Mosby Foundation. The words to describe my relief and deep appreciation

for your help don’t seem to exist; I can only hope you know and understand. You gave me the freedom to concentrate on my precious girl without the cloud of worry about how I was going to pay for her surgery – a priceless gift!

Any surgery requiring anesthesia for a 10 (11?) year old Great Dane is risky, as you no doubt know, and it took 12 hours for her to wake up enough to be somewhat mobile again, but she’s done really well today. I wish the attached photos were better. She

has just enough vision to see peripheral shadows, and the flash of a camera totally

terrifies her, so I took only the two photos. It must be a huge relief for her that the

adenomas are no longer rubbing on her cornea every time she moves her eyelids, and also a huge relief for me to know she will no longer be in constant pain when her eyelid has healed.

“Thank you” doesn’t begin to cover my thoughts and feelings, and wish I could reach through this monitor screen to hug each and every Mosby Angel and your sponsors.

Doris Huneycutt
Garland, TX

Lola DeCosta2, Edgewood, NMOn behalf of my wife, Lola, Viggo, and I, thank you so much. You are an answer to our prayers, and we are so thankful. Bless you and your wonderful organization. Thank you so much.  I hope that you and your staff have a fantastic day.

Antone DeCosta
Edgewood, NM

penelope parker2, Nantucket, MA_1Thank you so much for helping to make Penelope’s surgery a reality. Because  of your generous support, Penelope will soon be back on all four legs and will be enjoying a proper life as a dog. She fills my heart with so much joy and I’m so happy, that with your help, I was able to help her get better!

With love and gratitude,
Clarissa and Penelope Parker

Nantucket, MA
Thank you Mosby Foundation!  We are so happy and grateful!  🙂

 

Mosby’s Mail Spring 2015

To all at Mosby,

What a great, caring job you do! So many families and their  best friends’ lives made easier, and in many cases saved by what you do. I am proud to donate to your organization. Mosby must be so proud also!

Thanks,
Mike Reday
Mt. Crawford, VA


I pawned my wedding ring to get the rest of the money for the surgery and was just looking online to try to figure out ways to raise more money.

I can’t explain how much this means to me.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to promote your foundation!  It is so heartwarming to know there are people out there like you (and my husband/I) who love their pets enough to make sacrifices.

Thank you so much, again.
-Marissa & Rosie Davidson
Cooperstown, NY


Tori Joon Cluff, Norfolk, VAI want to tell you that Tori is doing well. She had to have several teeth extracted so her mouth is tender. She is enjoying soft food for the 1st time in her life. She’s adorable in her plastic cone which is awkward but necessary for 14 days.

I cannot thank you and The Mosby Foundation enough for your goodness and wonderful service in making it possible for people like me to get financial assistance to save our sweet furbabies. You were so very kind and I felt you really cared about doing your best to help, what a relief! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Vanessa and Vicki Cluff
Norfolk, VA


Dakota Bode, Manhattan, KSI wanted to say thank you again for helping me pay for Dakota’s surgery! She is doing pretty good since I picked her up.

Thank you again!
Samantha
Manhattan, KS


We would like to THANK YOU for helping with Molly and the others. The help you provide truly changes the lives for the pet as well as the owners. Your foundation is a BLESSING !!!

We met Mr. & Mrs. Smith & Jessie 3 years ago. All they are going through adds a larger personal impact to them and our staff as well. They are a very caring and deserving family. Watching how devoted “Molly” is to Jessie and Mr. Smith makes your heart melt. She is a sweet heart !!!

THANK YOU again for everything,
Trisha Jeffries
Natural Bridge Hospital for Animals
Natural Bridge Station , VA


JoJo Brzytwa, Lakewood, OHThank you SO MUCH! This is such an incredible gift and we are beyond grateful! This is such an incredible miracle at a time when we really needed one. You have our deepest gratitude. Please advise on how to proceed and THANK YOU from the bottom of our furry hearts! We cannot thank you enough!

Kaki and JoJo
Lakewood, OH


Joy Nelson, Decatur, GAHow great and wonderful is humankind. I have a renewed hope that people care about others and are interested in helping me but most importantly Joy! She really deserves it but what pet doesn’t when their only desire is to love and please their owner. Seems like an unfair exchange, but they think we give them more with just our attention. It always been my desire to help others in need and now I am the recipient. I am eternally grateful and thankful.

Never assume your work is in vain or unappreciated.
Abigail Nelson
Decatur, GA


I wanted to let you know that Coco’s surgery went well and she is recovering at home. She had a rather large stone in her bladder and they had to extract 4 teeth. As you know she is a rescue pet and also my therapeutic support dog for my PTSD. I had no idea that her health was not the best. But I love her even more.

Thanks again for your support Mosby Foundation.
Aaron & Coco
Silver Springs, MD


Zoey Sutton4, Romona, CAZoey is feeling so much better after her dental surgery. We appreciate the generous pledge from The Mosby Foundation more than you know. We hope we will be back on our feet soon and we can make a donation back to your foundation so you can help another family going through a difficult time. Please accept my apologies for the delay in thanking you. It’s been a little crazy and I’ve been looking for work.

Thanks again!
Kim & James


London Richardson2, McKinney, TD+XI want to thank all the fine people at The Mosby Foundation and their wonderful sponsors and contributors for helping my dog London. She is a 10-year-old rescued Golden Retriever my husband and I adopted from Dallas-Fort Worth Golden Retriever Rescue two years ago.

London is the sweetest loving girl anyone could have as a companion. She loves kids and all animals especially the small ones.

London is not my pet rather we are her humans and proud of it. She had a mass in the front of her mouth and had six infected teeth that needed to be removed. London was having a difficult time eating and was in pain.

Had it not been for the generosity of the The Mosby Foundation we would not have been able to afford to have the mass and teeth removed. Now she is doing great and can eat without any problems and acts like a puppy.

We can tell she feels much better and enjoys playing with her sisters: Mija, a Chihuahua, and Misty, a Pekingese, who are also rescued dogs.

Once again thank you from our heart and soul!
Mark & Laura Richardson
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX


Billy post surgery 021015First let me thank you again for The Mosby Foundation’s generous grant to help with Billy’s surgery. Surgery took an hour longer than they had anticipated, but went very well. Billy came home last night and even though on medications was whining a lot during the night. (We have him in a kennel in the bedroom with us to keep an eye and ear on him.)

He drank and ate last night and again this morning. I was able to give him pills (antibiotics and pain meds) in a few pieces of cheese…so that was taken care of without stressing him. I sit and talk and sing a silly “Billy Billy” song to him. He tries to wag his tail but the discomfort stops him after a moment.Breaks my heart.

Before we went to the hospital yesterday, Billy knew something was up and was very nervous the whole way there as if he could tell something different was up. After the surgery, which I am glad is over, I am expecting pathology results within 5-7 days from the University of AZ Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. Hold a good thought for this poor baby.

Sybil
Benson,Arizona


Moxie McBride5, Birdsboro,We rescued Moxie about 5 years ago. We had recently put down our 14 year old husky and it had come time to say goodbye to our 35 year old pony. Two devastating losses in such a short time. I always had large dogs, but this time I was looking for one my young daughter could cuddle and find comfort in. I combed thru Petfinders and saw Moxie’s face and knew immediately that she was the one. We drove 3 hours to the shelter to meet her. And I was right, she has been exactly what I was looking for. Moxie has an infectious personality and you can’t help but be happy in her presence. Everyone she meets falls in love with her. About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. During my Chemo treatment our Rottweiler was diagnosed with bone cancer. Moxie knew exactly what she needed to do to get us thru this difficult time! I was heart broken to find out that Moxie is the one who now needed our help. She was in heart failure and needed a very expensive surgery to fix her PDA or she would die. After all Moxie has given to my family, I couldn’t let that happen. Thank you to The Mosby Foundation. I can’t thank you enough for your help. I honestly can’t say what would have happened if not for your help. Thank you for doing what you do! I am happy to tell you that Moxie had her surgery and is doing very well. She is once again the happy little dog I have known for so long. We are looking forward to many happy years to come.

Sincerely,
Kathy, Laurel, Moxie


ChaCha Garcia6, Torrance, CAI thank THE MOSBY FOUNDATION, I am so grateful for the help that I received for ChaCha. Thank you for working with me through the process. Without your financial assistance I would have not been able to afford her surgery. She looks beautiful without the tumor in her mouth. I know once the pain goes down and she starts feeling well Chacha is going to be so happy.

Thank you, thank you,
Carla & Chacha Garcia
Torrence, CA


Cooper Johnson, Richfield, MNThis note is Thanking You for the donation you sent to help pay for Cooper’s surgery. He is 8 days post-op now and is doing pretty well. Of course still having pain but he is doing very well considering.

Our entire family sends our thanks in this very trying time, he is after all part of our family and not just an animal. Your help was greatly appreciated and we wanted to let you know how he is doing. Again, Thank You.

Sincerely,
Kim, Kurt, Brianna and Brittani Johnson also Cooper James, Lola Grace, Bubbles, Oliver and Mr. Boo.
Richfield, MN


Captain Beckley4, San Diego, CAI just am overwhelmed by the support you are providing!!

I am a perfect stranger to you and yet you all at The Mosby Foundation have decided to help me. To say Thank You hardly seems like enough, but I don’t know how else to express to you how very meaningful this is to me.

Please know that my darling little Captain will benefit so greatly from this much needed Rehab and will go on to live the best life ever!! He means the world to me as I am disabled and home alone most of the time. He is my constant companion and my biggest supporter. Providing me so much love, fun & humor.

I promise to give him a great life and make this rehab and surgery count!! Thank you again.

With Most Sincere Gratitude,
Julia Beckley & Captain
San Diego, CA


Boston Trask Mitchell, Santa Cruz, CAI want to sincerely thank you The Mosby Foundation for support to us in our darkest hour. We cannot thank you enough for your kindness. We heard from the head surgeon that he’d like to delay Boston’s amputation to see if there might be very slow healing happening. There is still a chance for amputation in the future but, since it doesn’t need to happen now and the surgeon agreed to only charge for materials, we will not be needing your donation. We would like to release/return the gift so that it can be used for another needy fur-baby.

I have taken your generosity and support to heart and plan to add you to my annual list of charities that I support. This year will be difficult for me because of the financial hardship of funding the first three surgeries but, when I am more fiscally stable, I hope to donate and help you in helping other families like ours.

Best regards,
Liz Mitchell
Santa Cruz, CA


Aspen Rodriguez6, Maumelle, ARWe are so thankful and overwhelmed by The Mosby Foundation. The gift of life from total strangers is just breathtaking and restores one’s faith in humanity as a whole. He isn’t just a dog, and you believe in him, and us. We are clearly on the right track. I said it before, THANK YOU ISN’T ENOUGH!!

Kristy Rodriguez
Maumelle, AR


Maggie Burson, Atlanta, GAI cannot thank you enough for processing my request so quickly. Tomorrow she has her surgery, positive thoughts, I know all will go well. Once again your foundation is my angel.

Take care, fondly,
Joanne & Maggie Buron
Atlanta, GA


Cali Wagner, Staunton, VACali is doing good. 🙂 She is still in some pain, but I have noticed her using her leg a little more than she has in the past 6 months. I am sure once we go for her follow up to get the sutures out and get exercises she will be back to normal in no time.

Thanks so much for helping us!!!! We could not have done it without the Mosby foundation.

Ashleigh & Cali Wagner
Staunton, VA


Aletris Laplante3, Gerlach, NVOh, what a relief. I just took such a deep breathe. And cried. My heart is endeared. Thank you all at Mosby so very much.

Much much gratitude and love,
Michelle Laplante and Aletris
Gerlach, NV


Mandi DeMichele2, Cambridge Springs, PAI wanted to give you an update on Mandi. The surgery went well, and she is recovering nicely. The incision is large, the tumor weighed 3 pounds. They also took out a very small one just starting. After a rough first night, she has improved a great deal each day, and has been wagging her tail, and looking longingly at the bed, normally her favorite place to chill out. It is blocked off as is all the furniture until she gets the ok to jump again. I was home with her the first 5 days, and was very worried how she would do while I was at work, but she did just fine, no problems. In fact, she has gotten so rambunctious when I get home I have to make her calm down.

Again, I am so very thankful to you and your foundation for making this happen for us. I realized when she was in surgery, just how much I came to think it would not happen, and I’d have to let her go. Between time spent looking for help, and the tumor growing by the day, I expected that they wouldn’t be able to do the surgery. But it all went well, you saved the day, her life, and I cannot thank you enough!

I will be in touch soon, Thank You!!!
Sincerely,
Karin & Mandi DeMichele
Cambridge Springs, PA


NalaNala’s surgery went very well. No complications. We did find out her other leg will need surgery eventually, but we have some time to save up for that since it’s barely stage 1 and won’t need an operation until late stage 2 or stage 3.

She was in a considerable amount of pain, as was expected, for the first 24hrs, but is doing much better. We have her on some medication and she is getting daily laser therapy sessions to help with the pain and swelling. We have a really good rehabilitation plan starting shortly.

We just got a dog rehabilitation/lift assistance harness to help her make the transition to using that leg again and help her move around until she can.

I will be sure to update you on the rehab and when she is walking again.

Thank you so much!
Jenna & Nala
San Antonio, TX


Blitz is doing amazing and healing quickly after his surgery for pulmonary ring anomaly. He’s still eating milkshakes for his food until we make his food soft, not liquid, so we are excited about that. There is a good chance he will be able to eat normal again! Thank you again for everything! !!!

Amy Crews & Blitz
Bridgewater, VA


 

Mosby’s Mail Winter 2015

Pheona — San Francisco, CA

Pheona’s tail amputation went well, by Monday morning her foot was much more painful to her than her tail. She still has a bit of a nub that we have seen wiggle once so far. The swelling around the area has gone down quite a bit but she sure looks funny. She has 5 different areas on her body that are shaved, one spot is a huge square around her tail! We have to put the e-collar on her when we are sleeping, but during the day she does a great job of leaving her stitches alone. We have to watch that she isn’t licking her foot more than her backside.I cannot thank you and your agency enough for all that you have done to help Pheona and I during this time. We wouldn’t have had any choices or the joy of knowing it wasn’t cancer without all of you. She has a lot of life ahead of her yet! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

With love,
Julie and Pheona

Diego – San Antonio, TX

We can’t thank The Mosby Foundation enough for your donation and support for Diego. My little man will be back on his feet in no time.

Sincerest Thanks,
Audrey and Diego

Ping Meyer4, Louisville, KYPing – Louisville, KY

I can hardly type because I am so happy! My gratitude is beyond words……THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! I am going ahead with Ping’s surgery tomorrow, Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The surgeon was able to get him on the schedule. I cannot thank you enough for your support, advice and dedication to my pet. I will be forever grateful to and supportive of The Mosby Foundation.

Thanks!
Kim and Ping

Libby – Cheyboygen, MI

I can’t believe what I just read from you! I was just thinking this morning that we really needed to keep Libby on the Itraconazole for longer since it appears that it is working so I was trying to come up with a way to make some more money! I really can’t believe this!Thank you soooo much! This news couldn’t have come at a better time! Please pass my thanks along with as much ENTHUSIASM as possible!

The Mosby foundation and its contributors are the best! Someday, when I am in a better financial situation, I will definitely pay it forward to other animals in need in the Mosby Foundation!

Love, Sandy, Libby and family
Merry Christmas

Skittles – Riverside, CA

Thank you so much. Skittles seems to be recuperating,really fast. I hope she is,feeling relieved and comfortable now without the kidney stones.

The stones were sent to a lab to find out their cause so I can change her diet if I need to. I really hope that she does not go through this again and will do what I can to avoid that.

Again, thank you so much for your help!
Ruby Ledezma

Pip – Woodstock, VA

I want to thank you so much for helping me with Pip’s surgery; she’s up and moving around fine. She will have the sutures removed next week. You have helped save her life.

Thank you all at the Mosby Foundation and I will pass along your kindness. I just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thank You,
Roxanne Rastatter

Shamrock & Clover – Troutville, VA

I have two of the most precious Cocker Spaniels that were rescued during Hurricane Katrina and they are very very dear to me. Now at 9 years old they are having some issues with skin growths. . Both need these growths removed and one also needs dental work. Anyone having two dogs knows how expensive this can be, but when you are on a fixed income it is hard. I need to do what is right for them. That is where The Mosby Foundation came in. They helped both my dogs! My Shamrock and Clover survived one of the worst Hurricanes any two puppies could go through. Now, The Mosby Foundation is helping to keep them well.

Thank you is just not enough to say!
Francine Bray

Emma – Valley Village, NC

Emma hadn’t chewed a cardboard box in a long time. I like coming home to shredded cardboard. That means my dog is feeling better. And she’s begging for food and treats again!

Thank you so so so much for Emma’s cancer treatment donation from the Mosby Foundation.

Melanie Bradshaw

Angel – Evansville, IN

Just wanted to update you on Angel’s progress. He is doing 100% better…eating/ drinking/being mean to the cats…everything he did before getting sick and no more episodes.

The mass did come back as “hepatocellular carcinoma” but the “margins are free of neoplastic cells” as well as no evidence of vascular invasion. So not the best news, but is as good as it can be for a malignant mass. The vets recommend doing blood work and x-rays every 3 months for a year.

Again, thank you so much for all the help you and the Mosby Foundation did for me!!! It is very much appreciated. And I am going to have a very Merry Christmas!!

Tammy and Angel Jones

Biscuit– Dunwoody, GA

I just brought Biscuit home from his surgery. He is relaxing and resting. Thank you so incredibly much! Your organization was such a wonderful blessing to us.

Tammie Peterson

Cutie – Port St. Lucie, FL

I am so grateful for the generous donation The Mosby Foundation gave towards Cutie’s bladder stone surgery. She came through the surgery just fine and had a quick recovery. I don’t know what I would have done without your very generous financial support. Your foundation is all heart!

After I get an income and my finances are better, I will be “paying it forward” with a donation to The Mobsy Foundation, and I will be encouraging others to do the same. Thank you so very much!

Best regards,
Lisa & Cutie

Willow – Winooski, VT

We are writing to express our sincere gratitude for all of the support that you gave our dog Willow. Willow was diagnosed with a malignant epulus in her jaw. This had made her very uncomfortable and she became a different dog. She was extremely lethargic, not wanting to even get out of bed. She also had a terrible odor coming from her mouth, worse than the typical dog breath. The diagnosis part of an illness is very costly and by the time the tumor was discovered I was unable to afford surgery. I was extremely concerned that I was going to be unable to get Willow the help she needed to live a happy and healthy life.

Without your support I don’t know how Willow would have been able to have the surgery she needed. Besides her wonderful recovery it’s amazing to see Willow back to her happy, energetic self. She has her spunk back and is her smiley self.

We want to thank everyone at the Mosby Foundation for helping us during this difficult time. It truly meant the world to our family! In the future we will do anything we can to support your amazing organization.

Thank you again for everything.
McKay, Greycey & Willow Steady

Liv – Costa Mesa, CA

We couldn’t do this without you! We are so grateful for your generous help! It’s because of Mosby that Liv was able to make it into surgery finally today after a long 3 month wait with a complete torn ACL and a knee that would severely dislocate.

Thank you all so very very much for everything you’ve done to get my Liv on the road to healing… which means I will be soon after too! 😉

Jeanne Rice

Kodi – Volvo, IL

Thank you again! Kodi is doing unbelievable – playing, eating, running, jumping up to give me kisses and more. I’m shocked! Aussies are so versatile and try to take everything in stride!

Margaret Bossow

Pumpkin Pi – Concord, CA

Pumpkin Pi is doing great and healing nicely. Was pretty painful the first few days (and still a little bit). But she never stopped wagging her tail and has remained at my side at all times. This has been such a long, difficult road and so many folks have come together to help her, I am so deeply appreciative. This surgery that The Mosby Foundation helped make possible will have a life-changing effect on Pumpkin Pi – she will be free from those chronic ear infections/pain for the first time in her life.

Thank you, again, for your help and support. Once back on my feet, I will continue to support your kind and generous organization and encourage others to do so.

Mary Long and Pumpkin Pi

Ella – Bethlehem, GA

Ella is doing great. Breathing great too! She was heart worm positive in July 2013 when she came from the shelter. In Nov 2014 she tested negative!

Thank you again for helping me give her a new life.

Wanda & Ella Stover

Ruby Two Shoes Norman4, San Mateo, CARuby — San Mateo, CA

Ruby made it through the surgery without any complications. She’s been sleeping a lot due to the pain medicines but she’ll be coming off those soon. The pacemaker surgery for a little dog was quite a big deal. It was tough to see her go through all that trauma. But she’s a trooper! And the staff at UC Davis couldn’t have been more kind. Thank you so much for your assistance in making this happen. I am forever grateful to The Mosby Foundation and UC Davis. As soon as I’m back on my feet with my new job, I’ll donate to The Mosby Foundation to pay it forward for other dog owners in need. Thank you for doing the work you do!

Hugs and thank you!
Erin Norman

Hachi Amato3Hachi — San Jose, CA

There are not enough words to THANK YOU & ALL OF THE KIND DONORS… I am forever in debt to The Mosby Foundation. There were 50 Organizations that said no to Hachi’s surgery, just in my most painful moments of giving up, I got your call. I am soooo grateful for the Mosby Foundation listening and believing his need.

God Bless You All, I can’t even type I’m shaking and in tears of joy…
Marie & Hachi

Kismet Guida2, Mineola, NYKismet — Mineola, NY

Kismet is doing great in her treatment and has less than a week remaining in her 3.5 week radiation treatment. She is her happy, playful self. The plan is to complete the treatment, and have a followup appointment with the oncologist 2 weeks later.

Thank you so much for the donation. It really helped and we are just so appreciative.

Christine & Kismet Guida

lily Miller2, Pueblo, COLily — Pueblo, CO

It has been I week since my best friend,Lily, has had surgery. Lily is almost completely healed and looking better than she has in a year. She is back to pouncing around the yard chasing squirrels and playing fetch with her favorite ball. I have tried to think of the words to say “thank you” to your foundation but nothing seems to be able to express how eternally grateful I am. Please know that you have been in my heart and will always remain there. Thank you for doing what you do – act as Angels to those of us in need.

May God Bless you always,
Heidi Miller & Lily

Davie Cuthbertson3, Phelan, CADavie 

Today Davie had his eighth cancer treatment with 17 more to go. He is doing great!! His lymphoma is in remission, and he continues to thrive while getting the chemo. Davie will have sarcoma surgery at another hospital that is letting me make payments. Thank you for your support and we appreciate you very much!!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous donation. There are no words that can explain our gratitude.

Bless you all for your help for my boy Davie.
Forever Grateful,
Davie and Bari Cuthbertson