In the words of poet Ogden Nash, “Candy is dandy!” Candy is a one-year-old American Pit Bull who arrived as a stray at the Clayton County Animal Control shelter in Georgia at the start of the year. Pit Bulls are especially at-risk in high-kill shelters like this one. However, Candy’s gentle temperament and sweetness bought her a bit of extra time with the shelter staff. But, alas, at this crowded shelter, Candy’s time was up.
RADAR supporter Sue Krunic contacted us about Candy on January 14th. Not only did she ask RADAR to make our usual assistance offer as an incentive for a rescue to pull Candy, but she also offered to donate to RADAR to help cover the cost! Less than two hours later, RADAR offered up to $150 towards initial vetting costs to any reputable rescue who would take Candy.
The next day, January 15th, Candy was safe! Ruff Rescue in Georgia agreed to take her and pulled her from the shelter the same day. Candy went directly to the vet, where she stayed for three days to get her initial vetting done and get treatment for an upper respiratory infection. Candy is now happily in her foster home. She enjoys running freely in the foster’s wonderful fenced yard, and then curling up inside to snuggle!
Lisa Johnson of Ruff Rescue said, “If the shelter thought so much of Candy to give her extra time, I took a leap of faith too, knowing she must be an exceptional dog. RADAR’s assistance for Candy is greatly appreciated and needed.” To see more photos of Candy, click here.
RADAR has fully paid Candy’s $148 initial vet care bill.
UPDATE! All funds for Candy have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Candy 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 Candy:
Sue Krunic; Diana Berkstresser
Added on January 27, 2013.