Saving Thor

Thor leaving the shelter for the final time was truly an amazing moment. As shelter-provided food and supplies were packed into the car, members of our staff, as well as volunteers, said their heartfelt goodbyes. Thor has certainly made an incredible impression on everyone he met during his time at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter! He was given a round of applause and cheers as he walked out our doors and into the next chapter of his life.

Happy Thor with his new family!

What a wonderful start to #NationalPetMonth and #NationalPetWeek! We are overjoyed to share that our amazing Thor has been adopted. Thor came to us early this year. He was malnourished, lethargic, and visibly sick. You could see every bone in his body. He had no bark, no playfulness, and no energy. Through medical testing, the veterinary team quickly determined Thor was in renal failure, an incurable condition that requires ongoing medical care and a specialized diet. They jumped into action to develop a treatment plan to give Thor a fighting chance to live his best life.

First, Thor was put on specialized prescription food to help him regain weight, safely. To give Thor the intravenous treatments he desperately needed for his condition, Mt. Pleasant purchased medical equipment so we could treat him directly in our shelter – in the comfort of our care and those he was familiar with. Because of our care and swift actions, Thor’s loving personality and playfulness returned. For a time, one of our amazing adopters fostered Thor, giving him a break from the shelter.

Moments ago, Thor walked out of the shelter, to live his best life. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome for the Prince of the shelter! Thor’s new family includes a dedicated owner and two four-legged siblings. The adopter was compelled to reach out to us after seeing Thor’s story on Facebook. She conducted extensive research on Thor’s condition before deciding to make the four-hour trip to meet him. She understands his needs and is prepared to provide him with optimal care. She will also be providing him with all the love he deserves and more! These are the things that we look for in our adopters-going the extra mile for our marvelous animals. It speaks to her amazing character and big heart that Thor’s adopter is taking him home not knowing his life span. It is inspiring to see what she is happily willing to do for Thor, whose condition can’t stop him from being a cheerful, goofy, and bubbly dog. Thor’s story shows just what exquisite animal welfare can be when we all work together – especially during #ResponsibleAnimalGuardianMonth.

Thor shortly after he came to us early this year. He was malnourished, lethargic, and visibly sick.

With no other options for this handsome fellow, he would have certainly died. We rescued him and provided the healthcare he needed. But treatment like Thor’s comes at a great cost to the shelter. That is why Nicky’s Second Chance Fund is so important. It provides for animals like Thor to give them a second chance at a great life. Thor, who received specialized life-saving treatments is now in his forever home. Our strong community works together to save today’s, and prevent tomorrow’s, abused, neglected and homeless animals.

You can help us continue to provide for animals like Thor by helping to support our Nicky’s Second Chance Fund by making your tax-deductible donation today.  Thank you so much! Learn more about Nicky’s Second Chance Fund:

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