Why would the owners of Fluffy, a nine-year-old Pomeranian, dump their ailing dog at a high-kill shelter? Brace yourself, this was their reason: “He is going blind, and we can’t stand to watch that happen.” So instead, on August 22nd, they left Fluffy to languish and likely be euthanized in the overcrowded Rocky Mount Animal Shelter in Nash County, North Carolina.
As an owner surrender, there was no holding period required for Fluffy. As a senior dog going blind and not in the best condition, there was little time to save his life. Rescue volunteer Sandy Holt immediately went to work to find a rescue to pull Fluffy and get this sweet little dog the vet care he needed.
And, by dawn’s early light on August 23rd, Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary, which specializes in senior dogs, agreed to take Fluffy. Angels Among Us, one of RADAR’s newest partners (and located near us in Pennsylvania), asked for our assistance. RADAR committed to cover the cost for Fluffy’s initial vetting. Click here for more pictures of Fluffy.
Within a few hours, Fluffy was examined and treated by a vet. None of the basic tests revealed anything out of line. While there is an issue with his eyes, he does not have cataracts, and still has some vision. He is thin and lethargic, doesn’t have the best teeth, and his ears are not in the best shape. The vet gave him antibiotics. If Fluffy doesn’t improve within a week, further testing will need to be done to rule out any underlying conditions. Meanwhile, Fluffy can get some much-needed TLC in his foster home.
RADAR has committed to cover the entire $141 vet bill for Fluffy’s initial vetting.
UPDATE! Fluffy has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Fluffy:
Karyssa Mullens; Betty McGinnis; Ginnie Mashburn
Added on August 23, 2012.