Little Dexter, a young Rat Terrier-Chihuahua mix, was a stray dog who ended up in the Robertson County Animal Control shelter in Tennessee in June. A young, small, and energetic dog like Dexter, who loves to run and play, usually would be among the first dogs to be adopted. But not Dexter.

Potential adopters would pass him by because of his unsightly cherry eye. While the condition is not painful to Dexter, it kept many potential adopters from considering him, fearful that he had a serious health issue, and that it would be costly to correct.

The volunteers with the Friends of Robertson County Animal Shelter went to work to remedy this situation. They found a wonderful vet who would surgically correct Dexter’s cherry eye at a very reasonable cost. The only thing missing was the money! Click here for more pictures of Dexter.

RADAR noticed an August 14th appeal for donations for Dexter’s eye surgery posted on the Friends of Robertson County Animal Shelter Facebook page, so we contacted them. With no funds raised, and an estimated cost of less than $200, RADAR offered to pay for the surgery. This was the official (and jubilant) response: “Oh yes!!!!!!! Thank you sooooo very much!! Let me go tell everyone!!!!!”

The successful surgery took place August 22nd. Not only was Dexter’s cherry eye condition eliminated, but he was neutered as well. And all for only $181!

RADAR has committed to paying Dexter’s entire $181 bill.

UPDATE! Dexter 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 Dexter:

Jessica Sweet; Susan Krunic

Added on August 22, 2012.

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