Mocha; Emergency Blood Transfusion Fundraiser

Fundraising for Holmes' family adopted rescue dog, Mocha (18 months old), owners discovered he was a hemophiliac early on and are pressed to spend thousands on blood transfusions. As a puppy Mocha had a large hematoma which required a blood transfusion. Mocha had a recent more severe episode on December 17th and is currently at the animal hospital. The blood transfusion is expected to cost between $1500- $2100.  The funds will be used solely for Mocha's current visit. Any unexpected extra funding will be donated to the animal hospital. 
From Aubrey Holmes (pictured with Mocha above); 
"Our adopted rescue dog Mocha is a year and a half old.  A few weeks after my parents got him last year, he had an internal bleeding episode caused by some of the shots that young pups get.  This led to the discovery that Mocha is a Hemophiliac.  Ever since, we’ve had a few minor episodes, but nothing too serious.  A few days ago, Mocha wrenched his shoulder which caused only minor trauma to the shoulder, but enough to cause internal bleeding again.  He’s back in the hospital now having another blood transfusion.  This comes after some other unforeseen expenses, and it’s been a challenge trying to pay for the hospital bills.  Mocha is one of the sweetest and most gentle dogs I’ve ever known and feel lucky my parents have him in their lives.  It’s been a long road already finding the balance between letting him live a normal and happy life while trying to keep him safe. We’ve learned a lot in the last 18 months and are hopeful that this will be his last major trip to the hospital, with an injury of this magnitude.  Anything that anyone is willing to contribute would be greatly appreciated by my family and Mocha as well.  Wishing everyone a healthy and safe holiday season!" 


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Nicole Oswald 
Lake Katrine, NY
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