How much does it cost to save a dog’s life? In this case, only 80 bucks, and an innovative twist. RADAR’s assistance for DeeDee, along with Marlowe and Missy, was part of a domino effect that saved the lives of four other dogs scheduled to be euthanized at the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina. The shelter had gone 11 months without euthanizing any dogs for space, but by late July the shelter was way beyond capacity. A list of dogs were given an “expiration date” of July 25th.
While DeeDee was on that list, this 18-month-old Pit Bull mix, who had arrived at the shelter on May 16th, got a rescue commitment on July 23rd! Survivor Tails Animal Rescue in Massachusetts agreed to take DeeDee, Marlowe and Missy. But until the three dogs could be transported on August 2nd, they were taking up much-needed kennel space at the shelter. So even though they were safe, they were putting three other dogs at risk of being euthanized. The rescue was under pressure to find the funds to board the dogs.
In a collaborative effort, RADAR agreed to cover the temporary boarding costs for DeeDee, Marlowe and Missy. This got them out of the shelter, and made space to save the lives of three other dogs. Because of a RADAR assistance offer, Survivor Tails Animal Rescue was able to take another dog, Spot, who was also scheduled to die on July 25th. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of so many, no dogs were euthanized on that day.
To view more photos of DeeDee, click here.
RADAR paid all of DeeDee’s temporary boarding costs of $80.
UPDATE! All funds for DeeDee have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! DeeDee has been renamed “Dizzy” by her rescue!
UPDATE! DeeDee 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 DeeDee:
Heidi Gregory; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on August 6, 2013.