On August 10th, Moosa was one of three dogs dropped off at the Darlington County Humane Society (DCHS) shelter in South Carolina. The man who brought them to the shelter said the dogs just showed up in his yard. The staff and volunteers were suspicious since the dogs all knew each other and seemed attached to the man. Sadly, this man would not admit that he was really surrendering his dogs.
While the other two dogs were small and likely to be adopted, Miss Moosa’s fate at this overcrowded shelter was far from certain. Then came more bad news: Moosa tested positive for heartworms. But the DCHS volunteers were not about to give up on this easy-going and happy five-year-old Chocolate Lab mix. Click here to see more photos of Moosa.
But then came the good news: Annapolis Dog Rescue agreed to take Moosa if DCHS could take care of her heartworm treatment. The cost is estimated to be approximately $500. Like so many other shelters and rescues, DCHS has been inundated with dogs in need. Each week they struggle to raise enough money to save the dogs on the euthanasia list. So DCHS turned to RADAR, and asked us if we could help by paying half.
RADAR committed to pay $250 towards Moosa’s heartworm treatment.
UPDATE! Moosa had her heartworm treatments on 9/18 and 9/19. Now she needs to rest comfortably and stay quiet so that she can recover.
UPDATE! RADAR paid our half of Moosa’s heartworm treatment bill. Turns out it was LESS than first anticipated, so RADAR’s payment was only $200! 🙂
UPDATE! On October 20th, Moosa was officially transported to her rescue, the Annapolis Dog Rescue! She has been renamed “Mona”.
UPDATE! All funds for Moosa have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Moosa has been adopted!! And her forever Mom decided to call her Moosa again!
UPDATE Moosa went to the Rainbow Bridge on October 31, 2015. Meredith Adams, her forever Mom, shared this with us, “I’m so thankful to RADAR, Sabine Lederer and Darlington animal shelter for allowing Moosa to come into our lives 2 years and 11 months ago. She was by far, the most gentle, kind, intelligent and happy dog anyone could ask for. Diagnosed with lung cancer in August, she fought a good fight until last evening. Thankful to all that gave her a chance at a second life. She was truly happy until the end. Love you Moo!”
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 Moosa:
Diane Mason; Melissa Snyder; Elizabeth Lavoie; Liz & John Partlow; Jane Zimmerman; Rick Thompson & Ken Siegert
Added on September 5, 2012.