A dog that’s captured the hearts of thousands is gradually showing improvement after being nursed from dehydration, malnutrition and mange.
Joey Wagner, with the Baie Sainte Marie Animal Society, helped to publicize a neglected pup’s situation. Donations and support have been pouring in.
Mojo, a three-month-old Pit Bull Amstaff mix, was transported to the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island on Wednesday.
Dr. Shannon Boyce (a veterinarian at the Parade Street Animal Hospital in Yarmouth) decided to move him after specialized tests showed high and unbalanced values.
“The specialist I spoke to at the college feels this is a direct result of the neglect MoJo had,” said Boyce on the Hope for Mojo Facebook page.
“So to correct these values as safely as possible, Mojo needs very specialized, intensive care with checking his values minimum twice daily but more likely four times daily to begin with.”
Rapid corrections could cause damage to his internal organs and as the values could only be monitored daily in Yarmouth, the transfer to PEI was advised.
Boyce added that clinically the pup is doing great and he's strong enough now to travel.
“Thank you to everyone who has donated to Mojo because this trip is only possible due to your generous donations. Mojo has the best friends a doggy could ask for,” she said.
As of the middle of this week, approximately $5,000 had been donated by those touched by Mojo’s plight.
That includes Pet Valu in Yarmouth, which matched donations to contribute a total of $2,000. The store provides free food to the Baie Sainte Marie Animal Society, the organization that rescued Mojo.
In the past eight months, the society has helped to find homes for 19 dogs.
Spokesperson Joey Wagner said the pup only had hours of life left when he first saw him last week.
“He was crawling around on his front legs. Now everyday, he’s better. He’s eating now although he’s still on an IV. He’s got a strong spirit and is a fighter, guaranteed.”
Fundraising continues for Mojo’s recovery. Ways the public can help include donating through a gofundme link: http://www.gofundme.com/1zyiuk; those with paypal accounts can send a donation using the email: email@example.com; Pet Valu in Yarmouth is holding a dog walk for Mojo on Saturday, Feb. 9, leaving from the store (130 Starrs Rd.) at 2 p.m. For more information, or to donate by credit card, call 902-742-9223.
You can also donate through any local credit union, specifying "Hope For Mojo" account - Transit #22293, Institution #839, Account #73831-115.
The Clare Animal Hospital (902-769-3809) is also accepting donations.
Videos and photos of Mojo’s progress can be viewed by visiting the Hope for Mojo Facebook page.