The following article is part of an ongoing effort to help homeless dogs in and around Toronto/Hamilton area find suitable and loving homes. Currently, the need is great but the homes are few. Your help is desperately needed.
Dear little Moxie was picked up as a stray by Toronto Animal Services in January 2012. He was very thin and had both eye and ear infections. He also had a fungus that caused him to lose most of his fur. With lots of TLC and good food, he has greatly improved.
However, it has since come to light that he has a cancerous tumor behind his one eye. According to his foster parent, “Initial tests indicate that Moxie has malignant melanoma and likely has only about a year to live.”
Could you be the one who might make Moxie’s last months happy? Compassionate and loving foster parents are needed to take care of this little boy. His eyes need to be treated weekly with a lubricating gel. He loves to be around people he trusts and enjoys a good tummy rub. He gets along well with other dogs too.
This good natured fellow is on a hypoallergenic diet of bison/venison (canned, kibble or raw). A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar is added to his breakfast to keep his skin healthy. He can’t tolerate other proteins or grains but will chomp on a raw carrot as a treat.
Moxie has learned some basic commands including sit and beg. He is neutered, up-to-date on his routine shots and housetrained. It is advised that due to his condition, he not be placed in a home with small children.
No matter who adopts this sweet boy, donations will be needed because palliative veterinary care for him will be costly. To make a donation to help Moxie, please go HERE.
To enquire about adopting Moxie, email email@example.com and put ‘Pet Inquiry: Moxie - PALLIATIVE PFId#22117573’ in the subject line.
Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue is not a kennel. All dogs live in the homes of volunteer foster parents. For their security, only approved adopters are allowed to visit them.
Did You Know?
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