What’s all the ruckus with Roscoe? Somewhere between three and four years old, this Lab mix ended up at the Effingham County Animal Control Shelter in Georgia on May 8th when he and his fur-sister, Roxie, were both surrendered by their owner. Even though Roscoe was fairly young, he had some trouble walking. The shelter vet believed it is a combination of hip dysplasia and bad knees. To top it all off, poor Roscoe was also heartworm positive, which would make it that much harder for him to find a rescue or adopter.
On May 27th, Cheryl Garland with Coastal Pet Rescue in Georgia contacted RADAR to request our help with veterinary costs for Roscoe so that they could take him. We agreed at once. The rescue was able to save both Roscoe and Roxie! On May 31st, he had an exam and x-rays were taken of his legs. As it turns out, he had a luxating patella on the “good” left leg, crepitance in the right leg, and decreased range of motion in the right hip.
“Roscoe is a big ol’ sweet gentleman,” we were told. “He is on painkillers now so we are starting to see his real personality blossom. He would enjoy just being with his special person all of the time. He follows his foster mom everywhere. He gets along well with other dogs and would make someone a great laid back companion.” To see more photos of Roscoe, click here.
RADAR paid all $220 of the leg examination and x-ray costs for Roscoe.
UPDATE! All funds for Rpscoe have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Roscoe:
If you are interested in adopting Roscoe, please contact Coastal Pet Rescue.
Added on July 4, 2018.