You know by now about ABR’s Silverhearts and Permanent Fosters. Silverhearts are 10 or older; Permanent Fosters can be any age but have a chronic physical or medical condition that requires attentive care and will not likely improve. ABR provides support for both that you can read about on the Silverheart page; they are family. Here we have a gorgeous brindle boy with white socks, white bib and a splash on his neck. He has natural ears, a bobbed tail, is heartworm negative and weighs about 65 pounds.. Grande Mocha is just 5 years old.
Grande Mocha’s foster mom says: Grande came in from Rio Grande city in bad shape, walking on 3 of his legs. X-rays show that he had a fractured pelvis that had healed, but the femur that fits back into the pelvis did not set right causing him to be lame. He also has a pellet from a gun shot lodged in the bone. He was emaciated, covered in ticks and had worms. Grande Mocha is all cleaned up, happy to have regular meals, and happy to have 2 Boxer buddies, a family and a soft bed. He spent the weekend at a friends with cats and just ignored them.
He is a Permanent Foster because his prognosis is not favorable, he may have cancer in the bone with the gun shot and it is inoperable. The vets aren’t positive about cancer, but he does not have use of that leg and he needs carpet runners or firm mats to be able to get around. This guy is resilient, and goofy, and affectionate. He’s a low key, low energy guy who loves pets and attention and a safe, soft spot to watch his world from. He is house and crate trained.
These guys, our Permanent Fosters, are some of the most beloved by ABR foster parents, volunteers, and by those who have adopted them. They need, and deserve, our attention, affection and devotion. He may give you kisses, smiles and nub wags for years to come or not; no one knows. We do know Grande Mocha will love you with all his heart for as long as he can.
UPDATE 7/26/2018: Life just keeps getting better for Grande Mocha every day. His prognosis is quite a bit more promising now, he is putting weight on his leg although not when he is running, he joins in for play with his senior fur buddy, he gets around his yard with stairs and all quite well, and he is a happy, wagging greeter when friends arrive. He’s up to 67 pounds from 56 when he arrived in his foster home. That’s what love and care and being part of a family can do.