Imagine the fun with the training command for this dog: “Achilles, heel!” Achilles and his sibling, Bella, are a pair of nine-year-old Weimaraners who have been under the care of the rescue group STAR (Saving The Animals of Rowan) in Morehead, Kentucky, since April 20th. Their owner lost his house to foreclosure, so a friend took the dogs temporarily, keeping them mostly outside. When the temporary caretaker faced the choice of offering the dogs for free on the internet or taking them to the Rowan County Animal Shelter, STAR decided it had to act quickly if these two dogs were to be both safe and stay together.
To improve the chances of getting a Weimaraner rescue to take the pair, STAR needed to get the dogs vetted, tested and evaluated. Achilles needed to be neutered, as well as get an overall health checkup and dental care. Bella, while already spayed, had a tumor that needed to be removed. When STAR requested RADAR’s assistance for Bella and Achilles, we immediately agreed to help. Both dogs received their vet care the week of April 29th as part of STAR’s special partnership with the Morehead State University Veterinary Technician Program. In neutering Achilles, it was discovered that he had testicular cancer. While most likely malignant, the vet was hopeful that they removed it all. Luckily, Achilles tested negative for heartworm. Click here for more photos of Achilles.
RADAR paid Achille’s bill of $65 for all of his vetting costs, including neutering and dental care.
UPDATE! All funds for Achilles have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Achilles has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Achilles:
Jennifer McGinnis; Diana Berkstresser
Added on May 8, 2013.