We need your dollars for Cash! This six-year-old Pit Bull mix was surrender by his owner to the Gaston County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on April 15th. Although Cash was already neutered, and was described as very sweet, bonding, affectionate, well mannered and even hilarious, he faced two formidable roadblocks to getting out of the shelter alive. One was that he was heartworm positive, and the other was that he was a Pit Bull mix.
The shelter’s volunteers spread the word about Cash. On May 2nd, RADAR provided an offer of assistance towards his heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. With no rescue interest, Cash was given a final deadline of May 13th to be rescued, otherwise he would be euthanized. But after finding a foster just in time, on August 13th, Bonnie’s Brigade Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Cash! He began his heartworm treatment on August 9th.
His former foster mom, Cassie (now his forever mom!), shared this with us: “All that I knew about Cash was that he was a Pit Bull mix and that if I didn’t foster him immediately, he was going to be put down. When I picked him up at the shelter, he jumped right into my car and looked at me with complete resignation in his eyes, as if his life had been in complete turmoil. I knew that he was heartworm positive and would be with me for a long time during his treatment. However, I had no intention of adopting him. I was going to give him a loving home during his treatment, and work on finding him a loving forever home. That lasted about a week! I quickly learned that he is the sweetest, smartest and most grateful dog. When he arrived at my home and saw that he had his own bed and toys, he looked right into my eyes and, I swear, he thanked me with his own big brown eyes. We quickly developed a deep trust and love for each other. Cash has brought so much love and joy into my life. I make sure that I thank him everyday for being the wonderful boy that he is!” Click here to view more photos of Cash.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Cash.
UPDATE! Cash has been adopted… by his foster!
UPDATE! All funds for Cash have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Cash:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Diana Berkstresser; Helen Martin-Bacon
Added on August 14, 2013.