Thursday, October 2, 2008
Ocoee the lucky dog
Saturday, the ARK of Cleveland took possession of this wonderful dog. He had no collar and was exhausted from looking for help when ARK President, Bob Caylor, took him to Community Animal Hospital that evening. “He actually put his head in my lap and went to sleep on the way,” Caylor said.
Ocoee has been diagnosed with scabbies and is heart worm positive. He’ll be in quarantine for two weeks and on restricted movement for a month while he recovers.
This is a perfect example of what sets The ARK of Cleveland apart. “This animal would have been euthanized if he’d been taken to Animal Control or other local animal rescues. We are truly a no-kill shelter providing catastrophic care when necessary,” Caylor added.
Ocoee’s veterinarian bill will be over five hundred dollars. “This kind of bill is always unexpected and hard to plan for in addition to our usual overhead. We are totally donation driven,” Said Jeanne Hagar, ARK volunteer.
If you are interested in making a tax free donation toward Ocoee’s veterinarian bill, you are welcome to drop by the ARK at 2183 Ocoee Street or mail a check to: PO Box 1514 Cleveland, TN 37364.