What this blind senior Toy Poodle desperately needed was an angel to save his life. Carter was at the Clayton County Animal Control shelter in Georgia, and was scheduled to be euthanized Tuesday morning, October 9th. Such is the fate of an old and blind dog in a high-kill shelter. No one even knew how or why he ended up there.
On October 8th, the first angel to respond to Carter was Lori Heath, RADAR’s volunteer Regional Coordinator in Georgia. Lori asked for RADAR’s assistance around 11 am, and we immediately agreed to help. But Carter still needed two more angels; one in the form of a rescue, and the other in the form of a foster.
What better place to turn for a rescue angel than RADAR’s partner Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary! This rescue and sanctuary specializes in senior dogs, like Fluffy, who RADAR assisted in August. Not only did Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary agree to take Carter, but they had the crucial missing angel still needed: a temporary foster to care for Carter until his transport to Pennsylvania! With Shannon Grace graciously offering to foster, the deal was done, and Carter was safely out of the shelter before 3 pm.
Carter’s initial vetting on October 10th brought the good news that he is heartworm negative. Other than being blind and in need of dental care, Carter is in good health. The vet could not determine Carter’s age, but estimates him to be at least 10 years old. Shannon covered the cost of Carter’s much-needed grooming on October 11th. Click here to see more photos of Carter.
RADAR has committed to covering the $300 cost of Carter’s initial vetting ($71) and his upcoming neutering and dental treatment ($229).
UPDATE! All funds for Carter have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Carter has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Carter:
Jennifer Kleme; Diana Berkstresser
Added on October 11, 2012.