Brindled Boxer Barnaby is no wannabe! Eighteen-month-old Barnaby was found wandering all alone, lost and frightened along a busy road in Frederick County, Maryland, on May 25th. A Good Samaritan turned him over to a nearby park’s law enforcement officer. Usually, this would have the dog headed for the county’s dog pound. But Barnaby got a big break because this officer was also a volunteer with Tara’s House Animal Rescue in Maryland.
That officer and Tara’s House volunteer was none other than RADAR supporter Britney Aldridge, who operates Critter Captions! When the Frederick County Animal Control officer arrived, Barnaby was terribly frightened of the man and his truck. Britney could not bare to see Barnaby hauled off to an uncertain fate at the shelter. While all the necessary “lost dog” paperwork was completed, rather than subjecting him to the stress and anxiety of waiting out his stray holding period in the shelter, Britney provided temporary fostering for Barnaby.
With Barnaby’s stray holding period ending on May 30th, and no one claiming him, Britney contacted RADAR to see if we could assist with Barnaby’s vet care costs. If we could, Tara’s House would commit to taking Barnaby, with Britney fostering him until an adopter is found. We agreed, of course! Barnaby had his initial vetting and neutering done on June 4th. He tested negative for heartworm. Britney says, “Barnaby is a very, very sweet boy!” Click here to see more photos of Barnaby.
RADAR paid Barnaby‘s initial vetting and neutering costs of $200.
UPDATE! Barnaby has been adopted!!
UPDATE! All funds for Barnaby have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Barnaby:
Britney Aldridge / Critter Captions; Dorian Edwin, in memory her Aunt Marion who was a great dog lover and very concerned about the welfare of homeless dogs; Diana Berkstresser
Added on June 4, 2013.