Ame-lio-rate: verb: to make better or improve. And thanks to a real team effort, the situation for Amelia was ameliorated indeed! This three-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound-Pointer mix was picked up as a stray and taken to the Ashe County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina in mid-October. Amelia immediately won over the heart of the lead animal control officer, but as the days passed and no one came to claimher, his heart began to break for Amelia as she became increasingly at risk of being euthanized.
On October 24th, the animal control officer made a convincing case to Sheley Revis of the Friends of Ashe County Animals to get the word out about Amelia. He had this to say about Amelia: “Someone has obviously worked with her. She’s just so gentle, and never, ever barks. She’s a really good dog!” With a ringing endorsement like that, Sheley knew that Amelia was very special, and would be a terrific therapy or companion dog. The next day Sheley contacted RADAR to see if we could help. We immediately offered to cover Amelia’s initial vetting costs as an incentive for a reputable rescue to take her. As October turned to November, and with time running out, a foster with the Ashe County Humane Society (ACHS) saw Sheley’s plea, and offered to help. With the foster’s offer and RADAR’s funding, the ACHS agreed to take Amelia! Amelia had her initial vetting done November 7th, and is now in her foster home looking forward to her forever home. Click here to see more photos of Amelia.
RADAR paid the full $73 for Amelia’s initial vetting.
UPDATE! All funds for Amelia have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Amelia has been adopted!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Amelia:
Added on November 9, 2012.