Our Inspiration: Scooby-Roo
“I decided to help Scooby-Roo because I watched his YouTube video and fell madly in love with his love of life. He is a beautiful creature that deserves the chance to live a fulfilling, happy life without pain and if I can help The Fuzzy Pet Foundation give that to him, I’m here.”
-Actress Alyssa Milano, Godmother to Scooby-Roo.
In October 2009, The Fuzzy Pet Foundation (TFPF) received a distress call from two Good Samaritans who discovered a two-legged dog and his four-legged sister abandoned under a wrecked car near the freeway in South Central Los Angeles. Both dogs were fearfully cowering, emaciated, and severely dehydrated after surviving in the gang-ridden streets. The two-legged dog, later named Scooby-Roo, was covered in wounds and blood from scraping his chest on rough, asphalt terrain. Several veterinarians confirmed that Scooby-Roo’s deformity resulted from reckless and irresponsible in-breeding. His sister, Reese, was so traumatized that she couldn’t even make eye contact with a human.
TFPF rescued both dogs, marking the beginning of an incredible journey.
Scooby-Roo’s inspiring story gained worldwide attention when it reached the late Michael Jackson’s children, Prince and Paris. Motivated by Scooby-Roo’s unyielding spirit, they helped raise funds for his custom-made wheels. Subsequently, Hollywood celebrities, including Demi Moore and Shannon Elizabeth, reached out to offer their support for Scooby-Roo. His story was shared internationally through websites, blogs, newspapers, and television news. In January 2010, actress Alyssa Milano took on the role of Scooby-Roo’s godmother to oversee his therapy, rehabilitation, and meet his needs.
Scooby-Roo’s story underscores the importance of spaying/neutering and fostering compassion for all animals. Today, Scooby-Roo enjoys a fulfilled life alongside TFPF’s Founder and CEO, Sheila Choi. Reese, now living a joyous life with her adoptive family in Santa Monica, spends her days playfully wrestling with her rescue sister, Sophie, a Miniature Pinscher-mix dog.