Doopsey was a dog in dire straights. On July 24th, this two-year-old German Shepherd mix (perhaps part Cattle dog) was surrendered by her owners to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. And that wasn’t the worst of it. Her three female puppies, at only eight weeks old, went to the shelter with her.
Within a few days two of her puppies died from a severe worm infestation. Time was rapidly running out for Doopsey and her pup at this small and overcrowded shelter. The volunteers at Pet Friends of Duplin County spread the word far and wide. One of our Facebook supporters put Doopsey on RADAR’S radar on August 1st.
As an incentive to encourage a rescue to pull Doopsey and her pup, RADAR immediately offered to cover the initial vetting costs to any qualified rescue that came to the rescue. On August 6th, German Shepherd Rescue & Adoption in North Carolina pulled Doopsey to go to her new foster home. Unfortunately, her third pup died before she could be taken by the rescue.
On August 7th, Doopsey got her initial vetting done, including a heartworm test (the results were negative!), and got a clean bill of health. Click here for additional photos.
RADAR has committed to cover the $81 cost for Doopsey’s initial vetting.
UPDATE! All funds have been raised for Doopsey’s Fund! Thank you!
UPDATE! Doopsey 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 Doopsey:
Jessica Sweet; Kimberly Dickey; Melissa Snyder; Cindy Hagan
Added on August 12, 2012.