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Rosco 8

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Entered: 10/27/2017
Status: Rainbow Bridge
Age: 12
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 32 lbs.
Gender: Intact Male
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, significant injury to spine, evidence of severe neglect
Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with children, good with other dogs, unknown with cats




Rosco 8's Story . . .
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Original:   “Run FREE, Rosco. Your foster mom loved you.”

Rosco came to MAESSR from a Virginia shelter. He had been turned over to the shelter after the staff had approached the owner about the severe level of neglect in which Rosco was living. Although very scared when he first met his foster mom, Rosco was so glad to get out of the shelter. It was noted that when MAESSR took Rosco that he had a wonky gait in his rear end when walking, and he was not very stable.
 
Rosco quickly won his foster mom’s heart. He was such a determined little boy. He did his best not to let the limitations of his rear end stop him from running with the other dogs and, most importantly, playing ball. He was so cute…he would take a ball and play for hours by himself. He would take it to the top of the steps and roll it down so he could chase it.
 
When MAESSR took Rosco from the shelter it was thought that he was 12 years old. When he went to the vet and started antibiotics, good food, and lots of love, it was determined that he was only three or four years old. Rosco’s foster mom was hopeful that he was going to recover and be able to live a full life.
 
One of the biggest issues was that, due to the injuries to his spine, Rosco could not control his bowel movements or urination. This would result in his starting to poop in one end of the house and continuing throughout the entire house. So many messes to clean up! Another big issue was that the neurologic deficits caused Roscoe to drag his rear feet when he walked. They had been scraped raw and were getting worse every day.
 
Rosco’s control of his rear end continued to deteriorate. The decision was finally made to send this brave boy to the bridge where he could run free and chase balls until his heart was content.
 
Although poor Rosco had a rough, short life, he finally was able to experience a loving and caring home. Run FREE, Rosco. Your foster mom loved you.