Arthur faced an imminent death sentence. His life was spared thanks to the quick action of a rescue and RADAR’s supporters. Estimated to be two years old, this Shar-Pei and Labrador Retriever mix arrived on February 17th as a stray at the Lee County Animal Services shelter in North Carolina. He was wearing a harness when he arrived at the shelter, but no one came looking for him. Despite his expressive face and good behavior, he had no adopter or rescue interest.
With the shelter out of space, March 4th was euthanasia day. Arthur was at the top of the list. Responding quickly, Anne Shapiro of Fetch Wisconsin Rescue in Wisconsin contacted RADAR on the morning of March 4th. In addition to Arthur, her rescue would also take three other dogs on the euthanasia list: Addison, Josie and Riley. We immediately agreed to help, and all four dogs were saved! By mid-day, all four dogs were out of the shelter and delighting in their freedom ride!
To help cover the costs of assisting four dogs at once, we made an urgent appeal to our supporters. Like they always do, our supporters came through with flying colors, contributing $485 for the four dogs (the full invoice was $491)! On March 6th, all four dogs had their initial vetting done. Anne had this to tell us about Arthur: “He loves people and other dogs. He is very thin, and is looking for a family who is ready to help get him healthy and give him lots of love!” Click here to see more photos of Arthur.
RADAR paid $125 towards Arthur’s initial vetting costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Arthur have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Arthur 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 Arthur:
Paula Szabados; Jackie Stanley; Kathleen Burns; Diana Berkstresser; Linda Thompson; Robert Hansen; Patricia Grabowicz; Andrea Quillen
Added on March 10, 2014.