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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our Mission Statement: The Mosby Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to assist in the care of critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education. To insure Mosby's legacy of kindness and compassion to all he met endures, Carole Adams set up "The Mosby Foundation." The purpose of the foundation is to raise money by donations and contributions to give dogs the second chance in life that Mosby was given.

Target demographics: dogs and their owners help get much needed veterinary care

Geographic areas served: The United States

Programs: financial assistance with veterinary expenses for low income dog owners who qualify. We also have a very successful, low income spay/neuter program where we work closely with clinics and veterinarians to help decrease the number of unwanted litters of puppies. We also provide free dog and cat food to low income pet owners.

Community Stories

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to take this opportunity to tell you how great the Mosby Foundation is. I live on a small farm in Tennessee and have rescued many animals over the last 20 years and by the grace of God have been able to take care of them up until a few months ago. We have lost 2 of our horses and have a pup Amelia that has been diagnosed with a nasal carcinoma. As you can imagine our vet bills are piling up. We had exhausted almost everything in order to get Amelia the much needed radiation treatments that she needs to improve her quality of life and extend her years. I wrote to the Mosby Foundation and gave them our story and the nicest lady named Karin answered my request. After a short and painless process they are able to help us. I am so very grateful and thankful for all that they were able to do for us. They have answered our prayers!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, i am writting to say a huge thank you to the Mosby Foundation for their help in aiding my beloved 16 year old german shepard mix to lay to rest today. It was a hard thing to say good-bye to her, as she was my baby girl. We Love her sooo much and she will be forever in our thoughts and in our hearts. Thank you for the heart felt help with our beloved girl Hope Maria. Hope is at rest now, no pain, Just Joy! OUR HOPEY GIRL YOu were the best!

Susan487

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Dante and I are so deeply grateful to The Mosby Foundation. Cancer and chemotherapy are a HUGE scary expense and because of the amazing Mosby we are one step closer to getting Dante's treatment completed. Darlene is absolutely fabulous! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My baby, willow, suddenly needed surgery. I didn't know what to do, I was distraught. I was denied for pet credit, I've never had a credit card before. I didn't know what to do. Some people said that maybe I should just put her down if I couldn't afford it! I was heart broken. I didn't even know that places like mosby foundation existed. They came to our rescue and with their generous donation my baby is now happy and healing after her surgery! Thank you so much

1 Bubbysmom

Client Served

Rating: 5

I contacted this organization when I ran into being short on getting medical care for my little man. ( An Italian Greyhound-Dog). The lady who contacted me was very kind, sincere, and caring. She did not take very long at all and helped us when we were struggling to get all the payment together. This place is amazing and very caring! We appreciate all they did and they kept up to date with us as well.

Natalie75

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my senior, Trudy with limited vision and a can-do attitude. When I learned she would need her eye removed, I did not know how I would manage it. I had lost 2 dogs less than a year before and both required expensive emergency treatment which left me with huge credit card bills. I started to research funding and found the Mosby Foundation. They were so kind and helpful, and gave us a generous grant which helped me tremendously to help my little Trudy. Her glaucoma eye came out and she was the belle of the ball once again. I had nick-named her Trudy Blue Eyes at the start of our life together, but it soon changed to "Trudy Magoo" and I couldn't love her more. Without the help of the Mosby Foundation I'm not sure what we'd have done.

Yvette4

Client Served

Rating: 5

What is one of the worst feelings in the world? Knowing you can help your pet, but you can't afford the surgery. The Mosby Foundation made my nightmare go away. They helped pay for my dogs surgery and now I have spent 2 years with him that I wasn't guarenteed if he wasn't treated. They are kind and honest. Thank goodness for organizations like them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A few years ago, some friends and I found a dog that had been severely beaten in the head with a baseball bat. The cost to help this dog survive, was more than we could collect. The Mosby Foundation contributed and helped tremendously, and "Johnny Walker" survived and was placed in a loving home. There are so many other dogs all over the country, whose owners have been able to pay for their medical care, thanks to this one of a kind Foundation. They are the best.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mosby foundation is a life saver, literally! They define compassion and caring, what they do for people and their best friends is truly inspiring! Thank you Mosby foundation, Kura and I are forever grateful !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have applied too a huge number of organizations like this and The Mosby Foundation was one of the few that got back to me right away and followed through with what they said they were going to do. I had been through two surgeries for one dog and then suddenly my other almost died from kidney cancer. It was very traumatic. I did not know about all the help there is out there, nor did I really have the time to search as both situations came on very suddenly. Now I know.

So being deeply in debt from saving my babies (who are both doing AWESOME!) and having a low income has left me in a state of panic. Even with the online fundraiser I started it only made a dent in our expenses. And now I am having health issues of my own leaving me unable to work a normal schedule. I still had minor procedures that needed to be done for the dogs and because they weren't urgent not a lot of groups could consider help. The folks at the Mosby Foundation were so nice and even though they were only able to help a bit I was so incredibly grateful. Every penny counts at this point. I will continue to spread the word about the Mosby Foundation through my dogs' Facebook page with the hope of gaining some exposure for this wonderful organization!

Thank You Mosby!!!

Love Melissa, and Lady and Princey‚ô• (Even though it was Princey you helped with, Lady says thank you very much!)

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have two of the most precious Cocker Spaniels that were rescued during Hurricane Katrina and they are very very dear to me. They are the sweetest babies and now at 9 years old are having some issues with skin growths

I was nervous about growths at this age and so I took them to Angels of Assisi and both of them need these growths gone and one also needs dental work.

Anyone who has two dogs knows how expensive this can be, but when you are on a fixed income like I am it is hard. I need to do what is right for them.

That is where The Mosby Foundation came in. Jeanie at Assisi recommended I contact them rather than waiting and not having my girls taken care of.

Karin at Mosby was kind and considerate and didn't make me feel uncomfortable and when she let me know that both my babies could be taken care of with a small amount that I could afford on my part, I was so happy.

My Shamrock and Clover survived one of the worst Hurricanes any two puppies would have to go through due to the efforts of the rescue teams and Soulful Hearts that took them in and put them up for fostering.

Now, another wonderful agency, The Mosby Foundation is helping to keep them well.

Thank you is just not enough to say!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We rescued our Zoe at the age of 2, she is now 10, she has always had constant ear infections, she is a cocker spaniel and we quickly found out that this very common with this breed. She eventually got to the point where she now is in need of a TECA operation (total ear canal oblation), the cartilage in her ear has begun to calcify. Zoe is at high risk due to the fact she went into respiratory arrest after having a teeth cleaning and a tooth removed and because of her age. The operation will be approximately $6500 to $7000 to have both ears done. We could not come up with this amount of money on our own. I searched on line and found some organizations that could possibly help, The Mosby Foundation was the first to respond, I have dealt with Karin Magno thru this whole process, she has been soooo helpful! She in detail explained everything to us and was able to give me other ideas to work on more funding. She was also very patient thru all of this, she kept in touch with us and helped us to get approved! I would like to thank her and the whole Mosby Foundation for all their help, I would recommend them to anyone that needs this type of help!!

Molly2014

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to take a moment to say that Mosby Foundation has been a godsend , My family adopted Molly from our local shelter , and about 3 months ago she developed a mass cell tumor . I want to thank each and every one how thank full to have such a wonderful organization if it hadn't been for them Molly's surgery would of not have happened .Again TYSM from my family to yours.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our Family adopted 5 year old Libby from a shelter in Michigan. We instantly fell in love with her. 3 Weeks later, she started having bloody noses. We tried our hometown vets with various treatments, only to be sent to Michigan State University to have a scope done on her nose and various other tests costing $2,500.00!!!! They thought she may have aspergillosis, a fungal infection that would cost $2,500-3,000 MORE to treat. We didn't have the money. So, I started applying to anyone I could think of to help our poor Libby. The Mosby Foundation came to our rescue and raised money to help us with Libby's treatment. They were so kind and caring. I delt with Karin and she has felt like a new friend. She truly cares about the animals, loves to see pics and wants updates whenever possible. I can't say enough good things about the Mosby Foundation. They have helped give Libby a second chance at life. Libby has become quite a celebrity in our town, everyone asks about her and we tell everyone about the Mosby Foundation!! Thank you so much!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to tell you how AMAZING The Mosby Foundation is... I have a 18mon old Shih-Tzu Tibetan Spaniel who was diagnosed with a rare condition but very critical Alanto-Axial. My little little boy Hachi could not stand on his own to eat, drink or even potty without falling forward. Hachi has been on Prednisone & Tramadol 3xs a day to keep him comfortable & not in pain. After spending every penny in so many test from his regular vet then to a Neurologist Specialist, then off to UC davis Vet we go, it is their where we learned the severity of Hachi's condition & that he needed surgery ASAP. UC Davis sent us home with a complete list of Organizations that could help us, I started calling in tears pleading help, filling out applications, sending in Diagnoses & estimate- with no answer from MANY, the ones that did answer did not fund in my are others had no funding. On my deepest moment of heart ache & wanting to give up I received a call from Karin, she has been my family & Furbabies ANGEL, what would we have done without The Mosby Foundation's help. My family is forever in debt with The Mosby Foundation the have saved my furbabies life & how do you repay someone for this... My Family Is Forever Grateful To The Mosby Foundation & most of all Karin for taking the time to call me & lusten to Hachi's story & find it in her heart to help my little boy get his surgery & give my family the chance to see our furbaby finally live a pain free life... God Bless Them All fir the immense LOVE FOR PETS!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had my Golden Retriever for 11 1/2 years. He had what I thought and was told was a pollop. When I took him in for a second opinion the doctor said it was a tumor. I contacted the Mosby Foundation and they not only helped me out financially to get Sam, my golden, the care he needed ...they also referred me to other organizations I was not aware of that also helped. Sam has been recovering for the past 2 weeks and I go to remove the sutures today. The Mosby Foundation is one of the Great organizations out there that believe animals are very important. Their help has given me my companion for a few more years. Knock on wood.
The staff at the Mosby Foundation also helped to correspond with the hospital. For some reason...labor in this country has gone to hell. They do what is right in front of them..or hardly even do that. Still the staff at Mosby came through and made it happen.

Thanks so much Karin and all the rest.
Leland and Sam

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mosby Foundation is a wonderful organization! How they help so many people and do so much is amazing! They are truly angels on Earth for animal parents. I turned to them when my grandmother needed help raising money for her Shitzu's knee surgery and they were great. Not only did they help us financially but the wonderful emails to check up on her after the surgery were so lovely. They truly care and it is obvious. I will forever support this organization and it's wonderful employees and I will never forget how wonderful they were to my family and our little 4 legged girl, who is doing amazing now!
Thank you, Mosby Foundation!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mosby Foundation helped my family and my dog by funding us enough to pay for her chemo treatment. Her life is going to be prolonged for a couple of years, partly because of their help, patience, and dedication. I could not be more grateful.

Vicki37

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am forever grateful to The Mosby Foundation. I feel like they are part of my family.

My 9.5 year old Border Collie rescue, Demi, tore her ACL in 2012 , I was in the middle of my own health crisis and had no idea how I could pay for her surgery. I spent everything I had on her diagnosis, lab tests and beginning treatment for Cushing's Disease.

She limped around for almost two months while I tried an online fundraiser, selling homemade dog treats, a bake sale and selling my collectible items. I still didn't have enough money and had lost hope that Demi would ever walk normally again. I had applied to the Mosby Foundation before starting all my fundraisers and thank God, they called and said they were funding the rest of what I had not been able to raise! She had surgery in October of 2012 and soon she was back to her old self again.

Six months later, she tore her other ACL, partially due to having Cushing's. I had just been laid off from my job two weeks before and had back surgery one week before this happened. I called Mosby to update them on her situation. They were able to give Demi some funding toward this surgery as well, which along with a loan from a relative, allowed us to get her necessary surgery in May 2013.

Now, a year later, she is on all fours and is enjoying life again! Best of all, we were finally able to fulfill our therapy dog dream and are now regularly visiting the veterans at our local VA Hospital.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When my 8-year-old Border Collie rescue, Demi, tore her ACL last summer (2012) , I was in the middle of my own health crisis and had no idea how I could pay for her surgery. I spent everything I had on her diagnosis and testing for Cushing's Disease.

She limped around for almost two months while I tried an online fundraiser, selling homemade dog treats, a bake sale and selling my collectible items. I still didn't have enough money. I had applied to the Mosby Foundation before starting all my fundraisers and thank God, they called and said they were funding the rest of what I had not been able to raise! I scheduled her surgery immediately, in October of 2012 and soon she was back to her old self again.

Because of Cushing's, she tore her other ACL in April 2013. I had just had back surgery one week before. Again, I started fundraising and called Mosby to update them on her situation. They were able to give Demi some funding toward this surgery as well, which along with a loan from a relative, allowed us to get her necessary surgery in May 2013.

Now, four months later, she is walking for up to one hour, even having the energy to hike some hills! We still have to keep a close eye on her blood levels for Cushing's medications, but she is enjoying life again!

Best of all, we were finally able to fulfill our therapy dog dream and are now regularly visiting the veterans at our local VA Hospital.

THANK YOU, MOSBY FOUNDATION!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As an animal advocate and rescuer myself I never envisioned myself as the one in need. I suddenly found myself in a state of desperation when my 10 yr old sharpei mix Zoey girl was diagnosed with diabetes and only because she developed hyper mature diabetic cataracts in less than 3 weeks. Yes thats right she had a full check up 3 weeks before she went completely blind. Zoey was my right hand when it came to rescue dogs because she was gentle yet firm in helping teach the fosters and rescues how to behave and accept human contact and rules within the house. When she was no longer able to see she was terrified!!! and to be honest so was I. The cost of removal dropped me to my knees literally close to 5000$ was the estimate. I applied to 10 groups begging and appealing for help on behalf of my girl because I didn't have the financial means to help her and I was guilt ridden because as her human it was my responsibility to fix her. I had never been unable to financially take care of my animals. The MOSBY FOUNDATION is the ONLY group that was willing to help me. Not only did they want to help me they were compassionate and wanted to understand Zoeys story and purpose in this life. They set up a fundraiser and raised the full amount, I contributed what I could but in the grand scheme of things was not much at all. ONLY because of Carole with the MOSBY FOUNDATION is my girl able to see and continue to help me rehabilitate abandoned, abused, and neglected fosters to this day. There are no words great enough to thank someone for the gift of sight! The MOSBY FOUNDATION gave her that gift when I couldn't!! When Zoey came out to see me after her surgery she cried and whined and barked and wagged her entire body thanking me for fixing her BUT it wasn't me that fixed her, It was the MOSBY FOUNDATION! I am grateful everyday for the kindness and compassion that was shown to me in order to help my Zoey girl see again, I think of them every single day when I watch her catch her treats in the air! I LOVE YOU CAROLE and will never forget what you did for my girl!!! This group is not only caring but real and compassionate for all breeds and all illness!

Tina-Maria C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I actually found out about The Mosby Foundation when I was involved with a rescue organization. The Mosby Foundation helped finance the medical care of a dog that was in really bad shape. Since then I have kept in touch and followed The Foundation, and see the work that they are involved in and am a big supporter! The Mosby Foundation cares about the well being of all animals as well as the people that love them!