Hello, Dolly! Blind, diabetic and emaciated, eight to ten-year-old Dolly arrived at the Wayne County Animal Shelter in North Carolina as a stray on August 3rd. While her background is unknown, it looked like this miniature Boxer mix had been used for breeding, but was now too old to breed, so she was abandoned to fend for herself. Because of Dolly’s condition she was not available for adoption. Only a rescue commitment could save Dolly at this rural high-kill shelter.

On August 10th, with Dolly’s time up, RADAR received two requests to help with Dolly (known as Doris Day at the shelter). One was from Gail Durham, a volunteer at the shelter and the other was from Julia Buie with the rescue Operation Save A Shelter Dog in Virginia. We agreed to assist with Dolly’s vetting costs, which secured her rescue commitment from Julia’s rescue. “I have rescued a lot of hard cases who were emaciated,” Julia said, “but Dolly may be the worst case I have ever seen. When I saw her I almost choked. I looked at her and thought, ‘how is she still alive?'”

“Dolly has great attitude,” Julia shared with us. “She is gaining weight each week. She is great with cats and dogs. She likes car rides. For not being able to see, she is doing extremely well and once she is at the proper weight and on the correct dosage for her insulin, we will be able to offer her for adoption.” To see more photos of Dolly, click here.

RADAR paid all $200 towards the vetting and medication costs for Dolly.

UPDATE! All funds for Dolly have been raised! Thank you!

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UPDATE! Dolly has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Dolly:

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Freya Hill; Mary Haak; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations; Laura Jones

Added on September 29, 2016.

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