It was far from being an April Fools’ joke when the word went out on April 1st that this four-month-old Labrador Retriever mix was scheduled to be euthanized the following day at the Logan County Animal Shelter in West Virginia. He was just another black dog in a high-kill shelter. He didn’t even have a name; he was known only as #783. What he needed, in addition to a name, was some pine Intervention (which, as you will soon learn, he got quite literally).

Thanks to the combined efforts of several organizations, #783 not only got rescued, but got a name: Burley! The volunteers with S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals From Euthanasia Logan WV) networked Burley’s plight on April 1st. Just before 8pm, RADAR provided an offer of assistance as an incentive for a rescue to pull Burley. Literally, within minutes, a rescue agreed to take him! The Ashland Animal Rescue Fund in nearby Kentucky pulled Burley, acting as an intermediary for none other than Divine Intervention Animal Rescue in Rhode Island!

Instead of being euthanized on April 2nd in the shelter, Burley was out of the shelter on April 2nd! He had his vetting and neutering done on April 4th. Burley, along with four other rescued dogs from the Logan County Dog Pound, will be transported to Rhode Island on April 13th. Click here to view more photos of Burley.

RADAR paid all of Burley’s initial vetting and neutering costs of $160.

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

UPDATE! Burley 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 Burley:

JoAnn Lundin; Diana Berkstresser

Added on April 9, 2013.

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