Buddy is a Chihuahua-Beagle mix who was believed to be five months old, but turned out to be more like eight years old! He arrived in mid-September at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Kentucky, along with two other dogs RADAR is assisting, Woodrow and Wilson. The man who surrendered the three dogs to the shelter said his daughter, who owned the dogs, wasn’t taking care of them. That was an understatement!
While Woodrow and Wilson both had mange and tested positive for heartworm, Buddy’s mange was much worse. He was diagnosed with sarcoptic mange, and required four weeks of quarantine. Fortunately, he tested heartworm negative. In response to a posting about Buddy’s urgent vet care needs, RADAR offered to assist the volunteers with the Bourbon County Rescue in Kentucky with his vet care expenses.
Buddy has now successfully completed the quarantine and treatment for his mange, received all of his vetting and was neutered. Elaine, a volunteer with the rescue, says Buddy is “very sweet and laid back, has a good attitude, and would make a great pet for an older person with a quiet household.” And Mary, another volunteer with rescue, has christened Buddy’s Chihuahua-Beagle mix as a Chieggle! To see more photos of Buddy, click here.
RADAR has covered the full $252 cost of Buddy’s vet care and neutering.
UPDATE! All funds for Buddy have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Buddy has been adopted!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please click here to visit our “Donations” page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Buddy:
Lisa Duarte and Bean & Bailey; Carolyn Parker; Robert Cameron, “in memory of my Buddy, 1991 – 2008”; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on October 30, 2012.