While this is no porcelain pooch, she sure is fine China! This two years old Husky-German Shepherd mix arrived on June 4th at the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. We don’t know how or why China ended up at the shelter. But we do know that as a heartworm positive dog in a rural kill shelter, China’s life was at risk.
On July 17th, Leslie Lewis with Sampson County Friends For Animals asked RADAR to assist China. The same day we offered to help with China’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On July 18th, the small family-run rescue Crate Escape in New York agreed to take China! Crate Escape specializes in rescuing dogs from North Carolina who are in need of medical treatment and forever homes. China received her heartworm treatment on August 12th and 13th.
“China is quite the alpha dog,” Heather Pensabene of Crate Escape told us. “She likes to keep everyone in place and tell them what they should and should not be doing (as far as dogs go). She is extremely obedient when it comes to people. China is an excellent companion dog. She will follow people around the yard for hours, never missing a beat. She is quite calm and docile when there are no other dogs causing a ruckus. China does quite well on the leash. She would make a great addition to anyone looking for a low key companion.” To view more photos of China, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards China’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! China has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for China have been raised! Thank you!
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 China:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Robert Cameron; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on August 24, 2014.