Captain Morgan, aka Cappy, has devoted his entire life to being a service dog for his disabled person, U.S.Air Force Veteran Dennis (Mike) Chinnock. At the age of 11, he had to be retired in 2018 due to hip dysplasia. Since then he has developed severe arthritis and a torn ACL. Unfortunately he is not a candidate for surgery due to his age and the risks involved.
Cappy is now in Hospice Care receiving medication and treatment for pain management.
We are asking for your help. Since Cappy retired he has lost all government funding because he is "no longer a useful tool". It's not a surprise that the system works this way for dogs based on how the system treats our Disabled American Verterans. Our nonprofit RRUFF, through our Healing Heroes Program, has funded the past year's expenses for Cappy's care. That money has run out!
Cappy was and still is the "Ambassador of RRUFF"; and during his service years with Mike he helped spread the word on our Healing Heroes Program to help us raise money for service dog training for our disabled veterans. We can't count the amount of speaking events Mike & Cappy did for us that resulted in raising significant dollars for our program. Since 2014 all of this funding has gone to pay for the training of service dogs for our disabled veterans. Over 100 veteran dog teams have had the opportunity to receive training at no cost.
It has been heartbreaking these last few months to see Cappy's decline. He needs our help NOW so we can continue his treatment protocols focused on keeping this wonderful dog as comfortable as possible until his time come.
We will remain by his side on that final day, and with a salute to honor his service, we will say our final goodbye.
Let's come together to continue our commitment to Captain Morgan by raising $2000 for his medical needs; medications, supplements and physical therapy.
For more informatin about our nonprofit visit our website rruffhealingheroes.org