ROSCOE (ADOPTED) has been adopted by his foster mom!  His new name is Benny!

Thank you everyone for your terrific response to our request to help Roscoe!  He is currently doing great.  He has a menagerie of playmates! Our guy will get a re-check at the orthopedic surgeon's in a month to determine next steps at that time.

Roscoe, very narrowly escaped gastrointestinal surgery for a blockage.  After being given barium and several x-rays, Roscoe finally pooped 48 hour later!  (Who would have thought we would be celebrating poop!).  He is now eating, drinking, and pooping fine!

Although we avoided G.I. surgery, we did run up a whopping veterinary bill for all of Roscoe's constant vet care and diagnostic work over five days.

Roscoe, who came to us with a broken leg, began going downhill almost immediately after he arrived. Several people gently recommended that we let him go, because of the combined cost of emergency G.I. surgery, as well as the surgery needed for his leg.  Although it is poor business sense for our organization, we did make a promise to care for Roscoe when we rescued him, and felt we couldn't abandon him for financial reasons.

The evening we contacted the shelter to rescue him, he was on "the list" to be put down the next morning, with no other options except HITTGV.  He is a gorgeous, happy, approximately 9 month old boy, who is full of life and loves people, but his injured front leg was likely the reason no one would take him. A few people who saw this sweet guy at the shelter begged us to save him.  We knew his bad leg would cost us extra money, and we were prepared to spend it to give this great young dog a new start on life.
An x-ray revealed an old elbow dislocation with arthritis and possible fracture. Our vet recommended amputation, which will cost approximately $1,000+.  Now, on top of that, we have nearly $1,000 more in costs associated with all the procedures to stabilize him, care for him, and diagnose his G.I. issue.
Please help us pay for all of Roscoe's much needed procedures! Any amount would be greatly appreciated, and will help us get Roscoe back on the road to a full life. If everyone who reads this contributes a little - even $5 or $10 - for Roscoe, we should hopefully collect enough to pay for much of his veterinary costs. 
As a federally approved 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, donations to our rescue are tax deductible. We will keep you updated on this little guy's progress!  Please share this plea, and help us obtain donations for Roscoe.  To donate to Roscoe's fund, please click the Donate button below. If you prefer to write a check, please mail it to: Herd It Through The Grapevine, P.O. Box 9585, Santa Rosa, CA  95405.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for any help you may be able to provide!



Our mission: To rescue, care for, and rehabilitate unwanted, abused, and neglected dogs of herding breeds, concentrating on Australian Cattle Dogs and Border Collies.

Our focus is on their permanent placement into appropriate, loving homes, and informing the public about the special nature and needs of herding breeds.

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We are grateful for any contributions to help us rescue, care for, and transport animals.

If you prefer to write a check, please mail it to: Herd It Through The Grapevine, P.O. Box 9585, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Herd It Through The Grapevine is a 501(c)(3) approved organization.