Finnegan spent a year dragging around his paralyzed back legs before he was confiscated as part of a cruelty case and arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on January 10th. At only two years old, this Terrier-Beagle mix had not had a happy life, but was still a happy dog. Finnegan’s legs had been injured, possibly after being hit by a car, yet he had not received needed veterinary care. Being a neglected dog in a hot, humid county, it was also not a surprise that Finnegan tested heartworm positive. Finnegan needed help with his many medical issues but treating him would be expensive and he needed out of the always crowded shelter as soon as possible.
Jan Grafton, director of Jan’s Animal Rescue in North Carolina, requested RADAR’s assistance with Finnegan’s medical expenses on January 13th. We agreed to help Finnegan on his path to better health. Due to a lingering UTI, the rescue opted to do the slow-kill method of heartworm treatment. Finnegan had a urinalysis on February 3rd. He had another urinalysis and scrotum ablation on February 24th. Heartworm medications were purchased on March 19th. Finnegan had a scrotum ablation since he is paralyzed and the excess skin removal was needed for his neuter so the scrotum skin did not drag on the floor and ground.
Finnegan has learned how to use his wheelchair and he literally runs around the yard! He loves the outdoors. He is shy at first, but gets very attached to people. He is also quiet and gentle. Finnegan loves cuddling and is ready to wheel his way into a special person’s heart! Be sure to view more photos in Finnegan’s gallery.
RADAR paid $314 for the urinalysis, scrotum ablation and heartworm medication costs for Finnegan.
UPDATE! Finnegan has been adopted! He even has a fur-sister!
UPDATE! All funds for Finnegan have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Finnegan:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Gretchen Kozen; Kelley Doherty
Added on April 19, 2020.