Many of you have followed my story on Social Media starting when I was rescued from a Philadelphia residential fire days before Thanksgiving, 2015.

Here are some snap shots of my journey along the Good Red Road.

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The Red Paw Emergency Relief Team rescues me from the fire and notes my coughing and symptoms of smoke inhalation. I am transported from the Germantown area of Philadelphia to Mt. Laurel Emergency Animal Hospital.

 

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At Mt. Laurel Emergency Animal Hospital I was placed in an oxygen unit and treated for smoke inhalation.  I had a persistent cough and to ensure that I didn’t develop pneumonia I was in the oxygen unit for two additional days. The cost of my medical treatment was paid for by Red Paw Facebook follower donations. I had over 350 Facebook followers raising more than $1500 in a matter of hours.

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After recovering from smoke inhalation and ready for discharge from the Animal Hospital I learned my family had suffered devastating loss from the fire and was unable to take me back. I was surrendered for adoption.  Central Bark Daily Doggy Care — Philadelphia offered me foster care until my new forever home was found.

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I asked Santa for a new forever family and home.

 

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Yes, wishes do come true.  By mid-January I had a new family. In fact, keeping it in the family, so to speak, I was adopted by Red Paw Volunteers (they’re Giants and Phillies baseball fans, too).

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There’s nothing like Phillies hat and ball shaped dog cookies to show our team support.

 

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In May, 2016 we were invited to Drexel University to tell our Red Paw rescue story to students in Communication Class 286.  For a class project the students formed teams and prepared marketing proposals to help Red Paw increase awareness of the organization’s services.

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A reunion with Jen Leary, Founder of Red Paw and my personal hero. Jen couldn’t believe how soft and beautiful my coat is — my fur has grown back where it was singed by fire. And I’ve gained a healthy 10 lbs — not as easy to pick up now as I was when we first met in a smoke filled basement of a burning building. Pictured with the Drexel Students.

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It’s summer time now.  Time to smell the flowers, chew on a bone and enjoy the good life.

My name MooMooX­ieX­ie means thank you and is a reminder of how very grate­ful I am to all the peo­ple who helped save my life.

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You can help Red Paw continue serving animals and their people in the community. Please click here to Donate.

The Red Paw Emer­gency Relief Team mis­sion is to pro­vide relief and recov­ery for dis­placed pets and their peo­ple 24/7, and to ensure that ALL fam­i­ly mem­bers are tak­en care of dur­ing and after a dis­as­ter in their home.

Red Paw s an emer­gency ser­vices, non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that works in con­junc­tion with the Philadel­phia Office of Emer­gency Man­age­ment, the Philadel­phia Fire Depart­ment, the Amer­i­can Red Cross, and oth­er pub­lic and pri­vate dis­as­ter relief orga­ni­za­tions to pro­vide emer­gency assis­tance includ­ing search & res­cue, emer­gency trans­port, shel­ter, and vet­eri­nary care to ani­mals involved in fires and oth­er res­i­den­tial dis­as­ters.

 Thank you.