Moo was rescued by a college student in Indiana who was being taken to the shelter by a woman who didn't want to be bothered with him anymore.
Moo had a life threatening heart condition that required surgery if he was to live. He was referred by his owner's regular vet to Purdue University where a balloon valvulplasty was to be scheduled as soon as possible. The surgery was rescheduled more than once due to Moo having some problems.
The procedure finally took place on March 14, 2000. The surgery was an expensive one and being a college student and loving his Moo so much and desperately wanting to help him, he set out to find resources that could possibly help him.
Here is what Moo's owner wrote us after Moo made it through the surgery and was home: "Well, Moo had his surgery and everything went great apparently. They had to use a a bigger balloon than they anticipated, but the pressure gradient, which was at 200, is now at 80! That's great news, and he's doing well, though he wonders why they shaved his manly chest. We're just thrilled to have him home in one piece. Thank you again for the help. I can't tell you how much it, and he, means to us."