Mocha, an adorable mixed breed 12-week-old puppy hasn't had a charmed life. Sadly this neglected puppy had been living out in the cold Tennessee winter with little shelter; her fluffy puppy coat falling out because of untreated mange which left her little protection against the snow, wind, and rain. And then came more tragedy for the defenseless little pup - Mocha was hit by a car and sustained a broken leg from the accident.
Mocha's story began when a family adopted her a few weeks earlier, but with little extra money and perhaps too many other dogs, there wasn't much done for Mocha when her skin became raw and sore nor did anyone spend much time house training the puppy. Forced to live outdoors in the cold, Mocha's early life was just a struggle to stay warm, but nevertheless Mocha loved to play with the children although some avoided her because of her skin condition.
Since the accident, Mocha's owners have been unable to pay for her medical care. Fortunately Dames for Danes stepped in.
Dames for Danes, located in Oakridge provides care for Great Danes and other breeds when room allows.
Although Mocha is much too small to be considered a Great Dane, nor does Mocha bear much resemblance to a Great Dane, but the "dames" were convinced this tiny puppy has a heart as big as any Great Dane and have stepped up to save Mocha's leg and ensure this puppy has a better life in the future.
Mocha is now being cared for at Ideal Veterinary Hospital where she is being administered pain medication, her scrapes and bruises are being treated as is her mange, and where veterinarians believe they can save the pup's leg.
A Facebook page titled Mocha's Miracle began on Monday, and her popularity continues to grow with over 100 "likes" in less than a few hours.
Dames for Danes are hoping for donations to help with Mocha's medical expenses. If you would like to help, donations can be sent directly to Ideal Veterinary Hospital, 244 Brisbane Road, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. Telephone: (865) 483-1334. Please indicate Dames for Danes-Mocha.
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