We weren’t about to let this Cookie crumble! Approximately one year old and a Pit Bull mix, Cookie arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on July 22nd. She was surrendered by her family to the shelter. The combination of being a black dog and a Pit Bull mix, put Cookie’s life in grave danger at this rural shelter. Starting on the 11th day after intake, dogs at this shelter are subject to being euthanized at any time. By mid-August, Cookie was running out of time. She was given a euthanasia date of August 22nd.
On August 19th, RADAR’s liaison with the shelter, Sherry Hutchison, requested our help for Cookie. We immediately provided an offer to assist with Cookie’s vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On August 22nd, S.A.F.E. (Saving Animals From Euthanasia) in West Virginia agreed to pull Cookie! Fortunately, they had a foster interested in taking her. On August 26th, Cookie received her initial vetting.
The shelter staff described Cookie as being very sweet and good with other dogs. Tina Underwood with S.A.F.E. told us this about Cookie: “She was so happy to be out of the shelter! Cookie is a love bug, and would roll over to get a belly rub. When she arrived at her foster home on August 27th, she got along great with everyone, including the family’s cat!” To view more photos of Cookie, click here.
RADAR paid $150 towards Cookie’s initial vetting costs.
UPDATE! Cookie has been adopted by her foster family!
UPDATE! All funds for Cookie 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 Cookie:
Black Dog Fund; Tina Muncy; Sherry Hutchison
Added on September 11, 2014.