It was a very tough time for Crystal and Sparky when their owner died. The 12-year-old Chihuahua sisters had spent their entire lives together with their now-departed owner. On October 11th, the family brought them to the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia. While Sparky was in relatively good health, Crystal had two tumors that needed to be removed and was in dire need of dental care.

On October 12th, the shelter reached out to RADAR for help with Crystal and Sparky. The rescue Paws for Seniors in Virginia was interested in pulling the pair if we could assist with their vetting. We agreed, and Crystal and Sparky were safe! They had their vetting done on October 14th, with Crystal getting a full dental treatment and surgery to have her two tumors removed.

“Crystal is the more active of the two sisters,” the folks from Paws For Seniors told us, “loving playtime and running around. She especially loves to be picked up so she can be close to your face for “kissy face” time! They love snuggles together, especially when it involves time on a lap. This dynamic duo wins the hearts and smiles of everyone they meet!”

“On October 30th, at an adoption event, when a woman looking for an older dog to adopt heard the story of Crystal and Sparky, she couldn’t help but fall in love with their adorable faces! She adopted them both and took them home to a working farm where they will have plenty of space to run and play, or just lounge. We are thrilled that we could keep these two together and know that they will have many happy years ahead!” To see more photos of Crystal, click here.

RADAR paid all $344 of the initial vetting, dental treatment and tumor removal surgery costs for Crystal.

UPDATE! Crystal has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Crystal 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 Crystal:

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Kathy Tabor; Jo Irvine; Tina Muncy; Rebecca Brafman

Added on November 10, 2016.

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