Help for Wink – Raymond, MS

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There are few times over the past decade that a dog’s plight has touched me as much as this one does.  What this little  2 year old dog has endured in his short life is criminal.  I would like you to know that he is in a fabulous home now, but is still in need of another surgery……….hopefully his last.  His new “Mom”, Kim, simply and completely adores this dog.  She has raised funds for previous surgeries by doing bake sales, plush puppy toy adoptions, pet paintings, t-shirt sales, jewelry sales and the list goes on.

She and Wink are on a journey of a lifetime.  They have come so far, but still need more help to get to the finish line medically speaking.  Once that is achieved Wink will become a service dog visiting their local children’s hospital and elementary schools to teach children about caring for animals and treating them with kindness.

Kim and Wink are an incredible pair……………will you help them on their journey?

1-6-17  Update:

To date we’ve raised $1,317.50 towards Wink’s surgery

1-9-17  Update:

Thanks to a wonderful cover story of Wink that appeared in the Clarion -Ledger Newspaper, Jackson, MS we are now up to $3,437.05!!  Wink is half-way towards reaching his goal.  Please help Wink receive his life-saving surgery!

1-10-17  Update:

We are now up to $4,172.05 for Wink’s fund drive!

1-23-17  Update:

TO DATE WE’VE RAISED $5,207.05.  We are getting so close to reaching the low end of his surgery cost!  Please help! 

2-20-17 Update:

Dear Mosby Foundation friends,

Wink is home and is resting comfortably after a long week. On Valentine’s Day, he underwent his sixth facial reconstruction surgery at Texas A&M. This purpose of this operation was to remove tissue regrowth in his nasal passage and place a second stent which would enable him to breathe normally again. During the waiting period for surgery, scar tissue grew fairly aggressively leading to a situation where the special ordered stent was not quite large enough to span the distance needed. Because of this complication, another stent was placed to bridge the gap between the new stent and the first stent Wink received in 2016.

Over the next few days and weeks, we’ll be watching Wink closely to see if another operation is needed. The plan for the next operation would be to remove the two new stents and replace them with a larger covered stent that will not allow tissue to grow through it. The great news is that Wink is breathing normally at the moment and is enjoying the ability to smell and taste again. We could watch him enjoy his new nose for hours. The sound of deep, clear breathing is beautiful music to our ears.

You have no idea how wonderful it felt to receive a bill for $3,800 and know that it was paid in full because of your generosity. So many times, we’ve stood at the same counter at Texas A&M and have written large checks not knowing how we would pay for the next operation. All we knew is that we had to remain optimistic in order to press on for this deserving boy. Answered prayers sent us to The Mosby Foundation and, by the grace of God, Wink was accepted and helped. Without your generosity, we might be forced to watch our sweet, two-year-old boy struggle unnecessarily for a lifetime.

We wish we could thank each and every one of you face-to-face. Please know that your donations mean the world to our family. Your kindness is a gift that will keep on giving as we enjoy our dear pet and use his story to help others. God bless you all.

The Smith Family and “Wink”

For more information on Wink’s journey, please go to and Facebook (keywords “Wink’s Wish”).