Ethelene is a senior dog with a youthful heart! Somewhere between seven and eight years old, Ethelene is a Bully Breed-Hound mix who arrived at the Surry County Animal Control shelter on August 25th as an owner surrender. Despite her situation, Ethelene enjoyed the company of both the people and animals that surrounded her at the shelter, and her sweet demeanor helped her make some new friends. The bad news was that being a senior dog in a high-kill shelter put Ethelene at risk.

On August 26th, Mayberry 4 Paws, an organization that helps facilitate and find rescues for at-risk dogs at the Surry County shelter, reached out to RADAR to see if we could help Ethelene. We committed to assist with her vetting costs, and Ethelene was able to leave the shelter to live with a temporary foster. Her vetting was done on September 29th. During the exam, the vet found that Ethelene had already been spayed! Then came more good news for Ethelene: The Simon Foundation rescue in Connecticut agreed to take her!

“Ethelene is a very nice and loving dog. She enjoys being with people and animals as well,” her temporary foster said. “I believe she will make a nice house pet for a family, although she has not been around young children while with me. However, on her recent visit to the vet, she met new dogs of both sexes, adults and children and even a cat without any reactions except for lots of tail wags! She is just a great all-around dog who deserves a loving family. Ethelene is lovable as ever and enjoys the warmth of the sun. She is so much more lively than her gray muzzle indicates. She loves playing with other dogs.” Click here to view more photos of Ethelene.

RADAR paid all of Ethelene’s initial vetting costs, which totaled $129.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE Ethelene has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. She was diagnosed with bone cancer, just before Easter (2018). She was a favorite at The Simon Foundation, and spent most of her time in the office. Ethelene’s health declined rapidly. When her pain became too much for her, the rescue decided it was time to let her go. She passed away, surrounded by love. Rest in Peace, Ethelene.

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

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Elizabeth Lavoie, in honor of Evelyn Lavoie’s birthday

Added on October 30, 2017.

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