Mika Deserves Better!
Organized by: Monica Monsivais
As Mika's new guardian I would like to get him into training with a reputable training facility to ensure his success with a new family. The training will cost $2800 but will give the new family a lifetime guarantee so that any issues that arise can be dealt with at no cost to them. His boarding costs are currently at $300 per month. Whatever contribution you can make will be greatly appreciated. I want Mika to have whatever he needs until we find his forever family! All questions can be directed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org All expenses paid will be documented and can be requested at anytime so that everyone knows where every dollar is being spent. Thank you for considering a donation. Every little bit counts! No donations is too small! Please continue reading to find out about how I came to know Mika.
Open Letter to Mika’s POS Ex-Owner,
I first met Mika when he was boarded at Pooch Hotel about 1 -2 years ago. I passed by his kennel many times while he was being boarded and on my way to walk rescue dogs who had previously been abandoned by their owners. Such a horrible thing, but yes it really happens. I know you know all about that.
Since I was at the hotel daily walking the rescue dogs, Pooch Hotel asked if I would walk Mika as they hadn’t heard from you and Mika was starting to get really lonely. The few week trip you took must have been extended or you just didn’t care about your responsibilities. Weeks turned in to months and Mika was stressed and just needed to get out. I took over your responsibility.
I spent every day with him reassuring him he was loved and wanted. It was tough to watch him slowly falling apart while you were out enjoying your life. Every time we were out and he heard a big truck or the sound of a truck backing up he would light up. I found out that you drove a truck and that was the reason that Mika got so excited. He was disappointed every single time realized it wasn’t you coming back for him.
You may not be able to imagine watching him go in to depression -- I SAW IT EVERYDAY. Six months later you returned for him and unfortunately he was given back to you.
When I found out you surrendered Mika I ran over to the shelter that day. I found your dog stressed and heartbroken and I had to pick up the pieces of his heart off the floor. He was so distraught living in the shelter. He was getting so stressed he just chased his tail biting it until it bled. He was licking the walls and trying to jump the walls in effort to escape. Mika was indifferent with the people who he met who could have potentially adopted him, probably because he didn’t know or understand real love. Did you know that because Mika was protective of you he nearly lost his life? His love for you was so strong that he growled at the strangers taking him not knowing it could be the very action that could end his life. He bit his tail so hard that it became very sensitive and he wouldn’t let anyone touch it. Since he was so sensitive volunteers became apprehensive about taking him out which meant he didn’t get any play time and lived day in and day out in that cold, concrete shelter. I tell you this because this put Mika’s life in further danger. He was finally red listed after waiting for a month to be adopted. Do you know what it means to be red listed? It means that at anytime Mika could lose his life! It meant that every second there was another second closer to his life coming to an end. I’m sure you were advised of his potential fate when you surrendered him. I was told you lost your home. Not sure that I believe that given your history but I could tell you right now that If I lost my home, I would suck up my pride and make sure my dog was taken care of even if I had to beg on the street for help.
On September 1, 2016 I went to save Mika’s life because though we only knew each other for a short time he was important to me and his life matters! I took Mika to Pooch Hotel at my expense because I am not allowed to have dogs in my apartment but I felt it was my duty to step up for Mika before he was killed.
I now have the responsibility of finding him a new home and making sure that Mika spends his golden years with a loving family who will spoil him rotten. At the minimum this will cost me $300.00 a month. I hope he will not be there for a month but it’s better than living in cold shelter where everyday could be your last.
You will probably never see this letter and you have probably never looked back to see how Mika is doing. I guess I’m glad that you don’t know he is doing better now that he has escaped a horrible fate. Although you don’t deserve much I wish you enlightenment and love to help you heal the part of your heart that has become so callous. Anyways, I have your amazing, special dog now and he will be fine. He will live out the rest of his years in happiness.
Sincerely, Monica, Mika’s new pack member