What could be better than a cup of cocoa? How about a sweet, one-year-old Hound mix named Cocoa! She arrived as a stray at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in Princeton, WV, on March 28th. With a more aggressive euthanasia policy recently ordered by local government officials, Cocoa had little time to make it out of the shelter alive. In order not to be euthanized, she needed to be adopted or have a rescue commitment by 5 pm on Monday, April 8th.
The dedicated volunteers who advocate for the animals at this shelter got the word out about Cocoa. With RADAR actively partnering with these volunteers to save as many dogs as our finances allow at this shelter, we made an offer to help cover Cocoa’s initial vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On April 8th, and with only hours to spare, Operation Underdog in West Virginia, agreed to take Cocoa! On April 13th, Cocoa participated in an Operation Underdog adoption event. We had this report: “She was absolutely wonderful at the event, and seems so very glad that she is safe with us!” When Cocoa went for her initial vetting and spaying on April 16th, she was diagnosed with some mange. RADAR covered the additional mange treatment costs. To view more photos of Cocoa, click here.
RADAR paid all of Cocoa’s initial vetting, mange treatment and spaying costs of $174.
UPDATE! All funds for Cocoa have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Cocoa 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 Cocoa:
JoAnn Lundin; Diana Berkstresser; Tina Muncy
Added on April 18, 2013.