The landlord said the dog had to go. Perhaps it was because this dog, Daisy, was a Pit Bull mix. Never mind that surrendering this dog to the Bartow County Animal Control shelter in northern Georgia was a likely death sentence. The owner and her daughter were devastated and in tears when they surrendered Daisy on September 19th. And seven-month-old Daisy was absolutely terrified.
Daisy had three strikes against her. First, she was a Pit Bull mix, and much harder to place with a rescue. Second, she was a black dog, and black dogs are among the least likely to get adopted (Black Dog Syndrome). Third, as an owner surrender, there was no holding period, so to survive, she had to be pulled by a rescue by 4 p.m. on September 24th.
With the clock running out, RADAR’s Regional Coordinator in Georgia, Lori Heath, was working desperately to save Daisy. RADAR had committed to cover Daisy’s initial vetting. Meanwhile, the folks at You Lucky Dog Rescue (YLDR) in Georgia were interested in taking Daisy. They had fosters available, and enough funds to take one dog. However, with RADAR’s offer, YLDR was able to take Daisy, and Grace as well! Against all odds, both dogs were now safe. Grace and Daisy’s kennels were across from each other, and they were able to leave the shelter together. Click here to see more photos of Daisy.
Daisy received her initial vetting on September 25th, and tested negative for heartworm. She is now with a great foster family and has four canine siblings!
RADAR paid Daisy’s entire initial vetting bill of $97.
UPDATE! All funds for Daisy have been raised!!
UPDATE! Daisy 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 Daisy:
Liz & John Partlow; Anne-Marie LaFountain; Diana Berkstresser
Added on September 25, 2012.