It seems only fitting that Dallas, the 700th dog RADAR has assisted, is from Tucker County, West Virginia. The very first dog RADAR assisted, Molly, was also from Tucker County!
While Dallas is the name of a major city in Texas, it’s also the name of a dog who was in major trouble in rural West Virginia. Dallas is an adorable female Pit Bull-Hound mix who is about eight to nine years old. Cathy Parsons, manager of the Tucker County Animal Shelter in West Virginia, told us that Dallas arrived on September 25th.
Animal Control found Dallas sunning herself in the middle of a road! As it turns out, when her elderly owner went to a nursing home, Dallas, another dog and several cats were left to the “care” of the woman’s son. But with the electric and water shut off, and the son only stopping by when he had a chance, the animals were left to fend for themselves. Dallas managed to escape through a window. When asked about the other dog and the cats, the son said that the dog died and the cats escaped.
Cathy immediately sought RADAR’s help for Dallas, and we agreed. The vet examined Dallas on September 29th, and found that she was full of hookworms and had severe infections in both her bladder and ears. She was treated and is on her way to a full recovery.
“Dallas doesn’t stand properly on her front legs because her paws don’t bend correctly in the ankle area,” Cathy told us. “Because of this, her flexibility seems to be limited, but she moves along slowly but surely. She isn’t in any pain. Dallas loves people and has been adjusting well. Hopefully, this sweet girl will be matched up with a lovely household. She is definitely deserving of some TLC and attention!” To view more photos of Dallas, click here.
RADAR paid all $166 of the initial vetting costs for Dallas.
UPDATE! All funds for Dallas have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Dallas went to rescue!
UPDATE As of October 2016, Dallas is in a permanent foster home. Her health declined, and her rescue felt it best to not uproot her from her foster home.
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Dallas:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; Sandra Hardy; Tina Muncy; Peggy Marshall
Added on October 28, 2014.