Things did not bode well for Bodie. Approximately eight years old, this Labrador Retriever mix arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on September 29th as an owner surrender. The shelter staff thought that he had mange, but it turned out to be a severe flea allergy. As an older and larger black dog in this crowded rural shelter, his life was at risk. Starting on the 11th day after intake, dogs at this shelter are subject to being euthanized at any time.

In an effort to help save Bodie, on October 3rd RADAR provided an offer to assist with hi’s vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. And it worked! S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals From Euthanasia) in West Virginia agreed to take Bodie! He had his initial vetting done on October 31st. Fortunately, he tested heartworm negative.

Tina Underwood with S.A.F.E. told us this about Bodie: “He is great with other dogs and cats. He is very child friendly! Bodie is very energetic. He still pulls a little on the leash on walks but he is doing much better. He loves attention, and boy is this guy smart!” To see more photos of Bodie, click here.

RADAR paid $169 for all of Bodie’s initial vetting costs.

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

UPDATE! Bodie 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 Bodie:

Black Dog Fund; Karen Dymond

Added on November 13, 2014.

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