Who could ignore little Eleanor? Estimated to be 14 years old, Eleanor is a Poodle mix who arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on May 7th. It’s unknown how or why she ended up at the shelter, but Eleanor was in sad shape from years of neglect. Eleanor needed to get out of the shelter, and fast. On May 12th, RADAR volunteer and supporter, Sherry Hutchison, brought Eleanor’s plight to our attention. As an incentive for a rescue to take Eleanor, RADAR immediately provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs.
The next day, May 13th, Greener Pastures No-Kill Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Eleanor! Greener Pastures is operated by Samantha Frey, who takes in only the most severe cases of animal neglect, abuse and abandonment. To be less stressful on the animals, the vet comes to the sanctuary. Eleanor was evaluated and treated by the vet on May 22nd.
Here are Samantha’s comments about Eleanor: “She is doing fine! She is quite thin, but that will change quickly since she loves to eat! She has cataracts, multiple non-cancerous tumors on her body, horrible teeth, and infected feet from ingrown nails. Eleanor also has a very bad heart murmur, which will prevent her from having any surgeries. She is 100% not housebroken. Obviously, she had been living outdoors much of her life. She is so fearful of human contact, but is learning to trust us. She wants so to be reassured that she is loved and is safe. She sleeps in a little bed next to mine!” Click here to view more photos of Eleanor.
RADAR paid all $220 of Eleanor’s initial vetting costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Eleanor have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Eleanor:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; James Lundsted; Jane Sherlock; Amanda Shannon; Mara Alexander; Deborah Coble; Leeann Lindrose
Added on June 8, 2014.