How did Ansel get his name? Our best guess is that since he’s a black-and-white dog, he’s named after Ansel Adams, the famed photographer known for his black-and-white images. This approximately two-year-old Border Collie-Husky mix arrived as a stray at the Rowan County Animal Shelter in Kentucky on August 1st. Despite his unique looks and great disposition, Ansel had no rescue or adoption interest.

STAR (Saving the Animals of Rowan) in Kentucky agreed to take Ansel under their wing. This allowed Ansel to be one of five dogs sponsored by RADAR to participate in the Morehead State University Veterinary Technology Program (MSU-VTP) for October. Once a month several STAR dogs get a week of vet care and treatment at a greatly reduced cost, which RADAR is covering in full this fall.

For only $65, Ansel received all of his initial vetting and was neutered, plus he got lots of TLC from the staff and students during his stay the week of October 21st. The folks at STAR told us this about Ansel: “He gets along fine with people and other dogs. Ansel is a fairly active and energetic dog, and will make a great jogging or hiking companion. He is a total sweetie!” To view more photos of Ansel, click here.

RADAR paid all of Ansel’s veterinary care and neutering costs of $65. 

UPDATE! Ansel is going to Tara’s House Animal Rescue!

UPDATE! All funds for Ansel have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Ansel 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 Ansel:

Linda Hoffecker; bnCreative Design Solutions; Jackie Stanley; Christina Hurley

Added on October 26, 2013.

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