While crickets often symbolize good luck and protection, it seemed that this Cricket had more than her share of bad luck in life. A four-year-old Coonhound mix, she arrived at the Columbus County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on September 25th after the flooding that resulted from Hurricane Florence. Cricket was very underweight and was missing all of her paw pads. Folks at the shelter guessed that, in a frantic effort to escape, Cricket dug herself out of wherever she was for so long that her paws became raw. To top it all off, she was heartworm positive, which would lessen her chances of being rescued or adopted.
On September 28th, Madi Joselyn, a shelter advocate, reached out to RADAR for help with Cricket’s heartworm treatment costs. If we could assist, Burlington County Animal Alliance in New Jersey would commit to taking her. We agreed and she was safe! Cricket’s heartworm treatment took place on October 30th.
Cricket’s South Carolina foster told us that “she’s very sweet, she says loves hunkering down onto the couch. She’s a shy girl but feeling better and coming around!” Her rescue shared this with us, “she is very sweet with other dogs, more on the docile side. She has been wonderful with everyone she meets, children on up. She knows sit and will hold her paws up for you to give her food or a treat. She is just so sweet that you and everyone who meets her will fall in love right away.” Click here to view more photos of Cricket.
RADAR paid all of Cricket’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $390.
UPDATE! Cricket has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Cricket 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 Cricket:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Casey McSnout Fund; Amanda Shannon; Anonymous; Robert Cameron; Brian Mertz; Marsha Garrett; Kimberly Dickey; Jackie West; Allison Gagliardi
Added on November 11, 2018.