For seven long years, the Highland County Humane Society in Virginia had tried to get Dixie and her dog friend Bear off of their chains. Assistance had time and again been offered to the owners but it took the new Virginia anti-tethering law which came into effect July 1st for her owner to surrender Dixie and her friend to the Highland County Humane Society on June 9th. Neither dog had ever received any veterinary care. This Boxer-Bully Breed mix was happy to be off her chains at last but had a very large inguinal hernia and needed to be spayed and receive basic veterinary care. Could seven-and-a-half-year-old Dixie finally know the loving touch of a caring owner and an inside home?
On June 10th, Corena Huffman, president and founder of Highland County Humane Society, reached out to RADAR to see if we could help with the vetting costs for Dixie and ten-year-old Bear. We agreed to assist both dogs, as RADAR has a special love for seniors. Dixie received her initial vetting upon intake, and then had blood tests and a challenging but ultimately successful hernia repair and spay surgery on June 12th.
Despite her unpleasant life on a chain, Dixie is sweet and has a great personality. She enjoyed life resting on a couch and exploring her foster’s property. The staff at Highland County Humane Society was hoping for a great future for Dixie, and that’s exactly what happened when she was adopted on June 20th! Be sure to view more photos in Dixie’s gallery.
RADAR paid all of Dixie’s initial intake vetting, blood test, spay and hernia repair surgery costs, which totaled $820.
UPDATE! Dixie has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Dixie have been raised! Thank you!
While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Dixie:
Added on July 5, 2020.