If you yearn to learn about Fern, read on. Estimated to be 10 to 12 years old, and a Hound mix, Fern arrived as a stray at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on March 16th. She was very emaciated and in dire need of dental work. Amazingly enough, she was heartworm negative.

On March 20th, Marlianne Midyette with Love Mutts Rescue in North Carolina sought RADAR’s assistance for Fern. If we could help with some of her vetting costs, the rescue would be able to pull her. We agreed, and Fern was safely in a foster home the next day. It was quickly clear that Fern was not doing well. Not only did she have rotting teeth, but she was in heat and also had severe diarrhea. An initial vet visit indicated that Fern had hookworms, needed nourishment, was anemic, and had a mass on the side of her head. Fern is also believed to be deaf.

Fern continued her battle with hookworms, and with her overall weakened state of health (now both diarrhea and vomiting), required emergency vet care on April 8th and 9th. Since then, Fern has slowly been improving. “She is a very sweet girl,” Marlianne told us. Fern’s foster has been giving her lots of TLC. She is one happy dog, and both her ears and stub tail are perky now! To see more photos of Fern, click here.

RADAR paid $300 towards Fern’s emergency care costs.

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

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 Fern:

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50)Kim Cocolicchio; Judith Apy

If you are interested in adopting Fern, please contact Love Mutts Rescue.

Added on April 29, 2018.

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