Looking so sad, dejected and lonely, Carmel was a ward of the Franklin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. She was taken there as a stray on January 5th. Approximately eight years old and a Beagle-Hound mix, it was clear that she had been on her own for quite some time. It was also possible that she had been abused since she flinched when anyone reached to pet her. Carmel had few teeth left, was malnourished, had cataracts and poor muscle mass in her back legs. She also had callouses on her hind quarters and elbows, probably from spending most of her life on concrete. Because of her condition, she was only available to a rescue. And, she had to be out by January 26th or be euthanized.
On January 20th, RADAR was asked to help with Carmel (known as Goldie at the shelter). As an incentive for a rescue to pull Carmel, we provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs. On January 26th Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina got Carmel safely out of the shelter and into a foster home. During her initial vetting the next day, Carmel tested heartworm positive. We increased our assistance offer to help cover some of the extra costs. Carmel was spayed on February 12th and had her heartworm treatment done of March 3rd.
“Carmel is a very laid-back, sweet girl,” her foster mom, Anne, told us. “She sleeps most of the time, and is no trouble whatsoever. She is still learning to trust, but loves treats and food. When she sees me walk into the room, she starts wagging her tail, and when she gets a treat, or if it’s time for a meal, she wags her entire hind end! And, believe it or not, she has only barked once since being with me. Carmel loves to lie in the sun on my screened porch. She does not like to go outside very much, she much prefers to be inside on a comfy dog bed or the sofa!” To view more photos of Carmel, click here.
RADAR paid $300 towards Carmel’s spaying and heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Carmel have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Carmel has been adopted… by her foster family! Her new name is Ellie!
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Added on March 19, 2016.