Three DRC directors each saw the listing of the big shaggy grey doodle in a kill shelter in Ohio today. They put their heads together to help him come to safety in our rescue.

 

The only information that the shelter could or was willing to provide us with was that a woman from a "rough neighborhood" had dropped him off at the shelter stating he was a stray from the "other side of town".

 

Once surrendered, he calmly walked into his pen at the dog shelter. When we called the dog pound today we discovered this big 80 lb boy who I had already decided to call "Moses" was not acting well. He was lethargic and drooling on the floor of his run and since the dog pound did not have access to any veterinary care for their dogs, he was scheduled to be euthanized by heartstick at the end of the day.

 

The DRC angels immediately went into action!  Within 15 minutes, one of our Ohio volunteers was on her way to the dog pound. She managed to carry poor Moses out to her vehicle and then drove him immediately to her vet hospital where they feverishly worked to determine his problem and treat him accordingly.

 

It was clear he was experiencing excruciating pain in his abdomen. His belly had multiple blunt force inflicted bruises and he was in tremendous pain when touched. He also had extensive bruising around his eyes and around his face also the result of some blunt force trauma. The x-rays showed he had free fluid in his abdominal cavity and he was dripping blood from his penis.

 

A needle tap revealed that Moses was bleeding internally into his abdominal cavity and bloodwork revealed that his kidneys had already begun to fail.

 

The vet and I conferred and it was determined his injuries were just too severe and too far gone for Moses to survive.

 

So dear Moses was humanely euthanized and he passed over the Rainbow Bridge with the wonderful and compassionate vet and veterinary assistant calmly at his side.

 

We don't know if this poor boy was beaten by an animal abuser or hit by a motor vehicle but his injuries were consistent with those received from a beating.

 

We did everything in our power to give him the chance at health that we'd want any dog to have. And when the tough decision had to be made about his fate, we were there for him too.

 

God bless you Moses.

 

 

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Heart-tugging..tears rolling down my cheeks.  Thanks for not letting him die in the pound.  Every life is sacred and worthy.  What an appropriate name you gave him, Liz :).  He is in heaven now with no more pain and nice, green grass to run through.
At least he died with dignity, and a name, in the presence of compassionate human beings. RIP, Moses, your suffering is over now.
I'm sorry Moses. I love you.
Thank you so much Liz for acting so quickly ....and thank you to DRC volunteer Danette Rodino who jumped in her car and immediately ran to the shelter to pull Moses and get him to the vet for critical care.
I am sick to read this.  A heartfelt thankyou to all the directors who made the decision to rescue dear Moses, and the volunteer who went in and got him.  Moses has gone on to a better place....rest in peace dear boy.
Moses, I close my eyes & I can see you being escorted over the Rainbow Bridge by one of the kindest rescuers.  She assures you, that for the rest of time, you'll be healthy & happy with all the other furry playmates. 
So terribly sad! You are all so amazing!
Well, this certainly made me cry.  Poor, sweet Moses.  What a wonderful bunch of volunteers....as Karen said, at least he died with dignity.

Assholes! (Yep, I said it) I hope the people who hurt you know that Karma will come for them...

Moses, I never met you but you have my heart. <3 Play with my Payton at the rainbow boy.

ahhhh... Thank you DRC.. I am so sorry to hear about this. RIP Moses
It's heart warming to know that even a poor sick doodle like Moses found a plcae, if only for a very short time, in the arms of the Doodle Rescue Collective!

Moses, I never had the pleasure to meet you but I know in my heart you were a wonderful doodle who deserved so much more from life.  As you cross the Bridge you will find many doodles to play with, enjoy playing with them and know what it is like to be free from abuse and pain.

 

Thank you to everyone who stepped into high gear to try to save this wonderful boy; while the ending was not what we would have hoped for at least he went in a less painful way with people who cared about him.

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