Poor Abigail has been through so much recently that you could say, “Oh, Dear Abby!” In late November, the family of this sweet one-year-old Labrador Retriever-Hound mix was surrendering her to the Rocky Mount Animal Shelter in Nash County, North Carolina. The landlord decided the dog had to go. Abigail’s owner and her children were in tears. Abigail had no clue about her fate, which would be uncertain at best in this overcrowded, high-kill shelter. A Good Samaritan intervened just in time, and offered to take the dog and find a rescue group for Abigail.
Next thing you know, Julie Braswell of Parker’s PAWS in North Carolina was being asked to take Abigail. As much as Julie would love to take this dog, she faced the usual two big obstacles: lack of fosters and funds. Until a foster could be found, Julie was able to arrange to have Abigail stay for free at a neighboring shelter that had some extra room. In mid-December, one of Julie’s volunteers, Theresa, offered to foster Abigail! (This is the same woman who fostered Parker, a RADAR-assisted dog who inspired Julie to form Parker’s PAWS.)
That left Julie to find funding for Abigail. Not only was there the initial vetting and spaying costs, but Abigail also had cherry eye, a very treatable condition that is surgically corrected. When Julie turned to RADAR for help, we agreed to assist. On December 26th, Abigail had her initial vetting, spaying and cherry eye surgery done. Click here to see more photos of Abigail.
RADAR paid Abigail’s full bill of $266 for her initial vetting, spaying and cherry eye surgery.
UPDATE! All funds for Abigail have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Abigail has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Abigail:
Diane Mason; Jo-Anne Davis; Britney Aldridge / Critter Captions; Diana Berkstresser
Added on January 2, 2013.