Presenting Andie: the dog, the problem and the solution.
The dog. Andie is a 45-pound, one-year-old mix of Lab mix. She is very sweet but shy. She’s a little timid when she first meets people, but warms up quickly. She loves older kids. She doesn’t like loud noises or loud voices, and will cower immediately, perhaps from having been hit or abused in her past. Click here to see more photos of Andie.
The problem. Andie was a stray who ended up at the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on December 14th. She was listed as “rescue only” due to an enlarged mammary gland, and was in urgent need of vet care. To make matters worse, the shelter was full and Andie was at high risk of being euthanized.
The Solution. When Lucky Labs Rescue in North Carolina expressed interest in taking Andie if they could get help with her vetting costs, Chris Leone, an advocate for animals at the Harnett County Animal Shelter, suggested the rescue reach out to RADAR. We agreed to assist and Andie was safe! She had her initial vetting on December 27th, and was spayed and had surgery to remove her mammary mass on January 4th. Fortunately, the lab results for this Lab provided good news: the mass was not cancerous, but was a case of inflammation associated with a hernia. Andie truly is a lucky lab!
RADAR paid $250 towards Andie’s vetting, spaying and mammary mass surgery costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Andie have been raised! Thank you!
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 Andie:
Bruce & Chris Leone; Joe Patterson; Cheryl Wise; Anonymous; Lulu Press (calendar sales); Linda Siegert; Laura Jones
If you are interested in adopting Andie, please contact Lucky Labs Rescue.
Added on January 20, 2018.