When Ashley arrived at the shelter, she had some strings attached. Literally. And that was not a good thing. Approximately two years old, this Treeing Walker Coonhound mix was found wandering as a stray in a wooded hunting area. The man who brought Ashley to the Greenbrier Humane Society shelter in West Virginia on August 28th noticed that she had a tumor on her neck. Shelter staff immediately took Ashley to the vet to have the tumor evaluated. While the tumor appeared to be benign, the vet did notice a string tied tightly around the base, as if someone had tried to remove it that way.
Ashley’s tumor needed to be removed ASAP, but the shelter had no funds to cover the $120 cost. As a testimony to the dedication of the shelter staff, three of the minimum-wage kennel workers were prepared to try to pool their own money to cover the cost. Amy Harlow at the shelter contacted RADAR for help on August 29th. We agreed to cover the tumor surgery and spaying costs for Ashley. On August 31st the surgery and spaying took place.
“Ashley is a very sweet girl,” Louise Fouler, the shelter’s operations director, told us. “She has quickly become a favorite here. She is a very quiet dog. We only heard her bark once, a day or two after surgery, as if she was telling us ‘Thank you!’ She sounded all rusty like she hadn’t used her voice in a while, and hasn’t said a peep since. She is a bit reserved when she first meets someone, but as she warms up, she’ll rest her head on the person’s shoulder for loving. She loves to be outside with her nose to the ground following whatever scent catches her fancy!” To view more photos of Ashley, click here.
RADAR paid all of Ashley’s tumor removal and spaying costs, totaling $175.
UPDATE! Ashley has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Ashley have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on October 6, 2015.