Forget about all the tea in China, what this emaciated dog needed was all the food she could get! Approximately three years old and a Bully Breed-Labrador Retriever mix, China arrived as a stray at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on July 9th. It was clear that China had led a rough life, and what she desperately needed now to save her life was a rescue.

Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR’s liaison for the shelter, immediately contacted us for assistance to help save China. We provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On July 16th, and with her time rapidly running out, Critters 4 U Rescue in Virginia agreed to take China! Her initial vetting and spaying took place on July 22nd. There was some good news: she tested heartworm negative.

“China is a very loving, friendly dog,” her foster mom told us. “She loves all dogs, big and small, and tries to engage them in play. She’s full of kisses for everyone who wants them. She’s crate trained and good on a leash. While she’s still very thin, she has lots of love for everyone. She came to me shy and scared, but opened up quickly. She just needs love, and lots of food!” Click here to view more photos of China.

RADAR paid $150 towards China’s initial vetting and spaying costs.

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

UPDATE! China 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 China:

Bully Breed Dog Fund; Sherry Hutchison & Michael Adams, in loving memory of their dog, Bella Bug

Added on September 7, 2015.

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