Bear’s fate was one that no dog should have to bear. His family was moving, but Bear and his sibling brother, Bruce, were not going along. Instead, these one-year-old Labrador Retriever-Border Collie mix dogs were surrendered to the Rowan County Animal Shelter in Kentucky on November 16th. And there they faced an uncertain fate.
Bear and Bruce were very fortunate that RADAR’s partner, STAR (Saving The Animals of Rowan), came to their aid. Even better, a foster provided a home for these two guys to be together. At first, they were understandably quite scared and confused. They were cautious around people and growled at other dogs. But within a week, they were playing with the foster’s other dogs! Both dogs are now quite playful. Bruce relies on his big bother Bear for security and comfort. Click here to see more photos of Bear.
RADAR agreed to cover the costs for the initial vetting and neutering for both Bear and Bruce, which was done the last week in November as part of STAR’s partnership with the Morehead State University Veterinary Technician Program. Both dogs tested negative for heartworm.
RADAR has paid Bear’s initial vetting and neutering costs of $65.
UPDATE! All funds for Bear have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Bear 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 Bear:
Jann Pendergrass; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on December 2, 2012.