Arlo Guthrie sang, “You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant,” but what this Alice wanted (and needed) was dental care–and lots of it. She was found as a stray hobbling along a highway on Valentine’s Day. She had the good fortune to be spotted by RADAR rescue partner De Anna Lynn of Advocates for Shelter Animals of Pocahontas Co., WV (ASAP), who was returning from a transport. Alice, a 12-year-old English Bluetick Coonhound, was taken to the Pocahontas County Animal Control shelter in West Virginia. She appeared to have some possible age-related swelling in her joints and was in need of dental care. But despite any discomfort, Alice always eager to greet anyone with her big, beaming smile!
On February 28th, Corena Huffman with the Highland County Humane Society (HCHS) in Virginia contacted RADAR to ask for our assistance with Alice. HCHS was interested in taking Alice, but needed help with what was likely to be costly vetting. We agreed. On March 20th, Alice had her vetting done, which included blood tests, x-rays and extensive dental care with some extractions.
“Alice is such a trooper, and what a good girl!” Corena told us. “She is settled into her foster home and is enjoying the house cat and her bed! Ironically, her old owner tracked us down. We learned that she was a chained hunting dog for nearly all of her life. Now she is looking for a nice and well-deserved indoor retirement home!” Click here to view more photos of Alice.
RADAR paid all the costs for Alice’s blood tests, x-rays and dental treatment, which totaled $430.
UPDATE! All funds for Alice have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Alice has been adopted!
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Added on April 6, 2017.