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Adoption Success: A Senior's Journey Home - Source Patch

Posted on Dec 31,2015
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - Back in August, Dogs Deserve Better rescued a senior dog, Mo, who had been living on a chain in isolation for nearly all of his ten years. This sweet dog had never been loved as part of a family, or given a proper diet or veterinary care. When our rescuers found him, Mo was covered in fleas and moaning in discomfort; he had become anemic and developed a severe allergic reaction to the flea bites, losing large chunks of his coat and a lot of weight too. He was barely hanging on, and living without shelter during the peak heat of summer.

One of our South Carolina volunteers, Alicia Schwartz, had been in contact with Mo’s family and took action. Their local DDB team had supported Mo’s family over the years, getting him neutered through a local spay and neuter clinic, and helping the family with food and shelter when times were tough. They even built a fence next to the home for Mo, in an effort to get him off the chain and have him more connected to the family. Several months later, they returned to find the fence removed and Mo in really bad shape, once again tethered to a tree. Thankfully, with some pleading, Mo’s owners finally agreed to surrender him to DDB, ending his life of suffering.

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