Milo means merciful. And this Milo, a 12-year-old Schnauzer mix, needed all the mercy he could muster. On June 10th Milo was surrendered by his owners to the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Despite being nearly blind, mostly deaf, very thin, arthritic and having a mouthful of rotten teeth, Milo was as sweet as could be. Unfortunately, Milo was a very at-risk dog in a high-kill shelter that euthanize dogs every Wednesday. Milo had one week to make it out alive.
As soon as Milo arrived, Chris Leone, an advocate for the Harnett County Animal Shelter dogs, immediately sought our help. We agreed to assist with Milo’s vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On June 15th, Hope Animal Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Milo!
Milo received his initial vetting and dental treatment on June 29th. He is in a long-term/hospice foster home. He will stay with his foster if no fantastic home can be found. Because of his limited or nonexistent eyesight, he often bumps into things, but he just keeps trucking along! Click here to view more photos of Milo.
RADAR paid $200 towards Milo’s initial vetting and dental treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Milo have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Milo has been adopted!
UPDATE: Milo crossed the Rainbow Bridge on May 30, 2016. After being rescued, he went into a wonderful foster home. He was soon adopted, and he spent his last 8 months in a loving forever home, where he was given everything he could ever want or need. Rest in Peace, Milo.
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Milo:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; Freya Hill; Mary Brown Haak; Sue Wood; Chris & Bruce Leone
Added on July 18, 2015.