A couple is so in love with dogs that they bought 19 of them all at once to give them a second shot at life, and even if they are rehomed, they will pay the vet bills.
Chris and Mariesa Hughes have saved over 600 senior and special needs dogs as part of their mission to provide the best life possible for all animals.
They are particularly interested in aiding animals that have been abandoned or turned in and are now living in a home with more than a dozen dogs.
The home has meticulously been arranged so they may live a happy life. While Chris and Mariesa established the Mr. Mo Project, a nonprofit that places dogs in loving homes and covers their long-term medical costs.
Chris, 34, was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, but when he was three years old, his family moved to America.
The number of dogs in the household immediately increased to eight when Chris and Mariesa first met since Chris had six dogs and Mariesa had two. However, they didn’t stop there.
Since I was a young child, I’ve wanted to rescue dogs, said Mariesa, 40. When I was nine years old, I acquired my first dog from a rescue. Chris has displayed similar behavior.
We now accept specialized canines with the intention of placing them in new homes.
They continue to find loving homes for pets and cover their medical expenses despite working full-time jobs.
Chris’s dog Moses, who unfortunately went away, served as an inspiration for the Mr. Mo project.
Moses was an elderly Pittie who had to be given up to the shelter because to his advanced age, he continued. He was with us for 22 months until spinal cord cancer took his life.
After he passed away, “we decided to take up the job of finding homes for senior dogs by paying for all veterinary care and opening up fantastic homes for dogs who needed all of the love but didn’t have any extra money.” “Over the course of our time with him, we realized how expensive it was to care for a senior and ailing dog, so after he died, we realized how expensive it was to care for a senior and ailing dog,” the statement continued.
Many shelters get in touch with Chris and Mariesa because they take a certain kind of dog. The couple accepts pets that are ill or damaged as well as those that other people are unwilling to take in because of medical costs.
The pair must make a significant financial commitment in order to care for the animals. They spent $700,000 (£508,536) on veterinary care the previous year.
When shelters contact us, we take the dogs in and take care of all the financial needs before finding them the perfect foster home where they may live out their lives, according to Chris. While we are in charge of their medical treatment for the rest of their lives.
The couple’s home is set up to allow the animals to live out their lives in peace. The dogs have their own kennels with their names on them and a sizable fenced backyard where they may run about. To repair joints and wounds, they offer a hydrotherapy treadmill and a laser treatment equipment.
All of our pets have particular needs, and having everything in our home is much more affordable, said Chris.
The feeding period is absurd—it lasts about 30 minutes. Our dogs are hand fed because they don’t have bottom jaws or teeth. We have dogs of varied diets, and some dogs can develop food allergies.
Also present are some crazy elderly dogs. We have a 20-year-old Pug and a 22-year-old Chihuahua.
The 19 dogs range in age, breed, and ability, which Mariesa believes makes caring for them challenging.
It’s fantastic to see all of your hard work and seeing all of these gorgeous dogs adored, who are all deserving of a second chance, she said, adding that it’s bittersweet since it’s not always such a dream and can be incredibly stressful.