Sometimes battles are won but the war is lost. Sadly for Foxy, despite the best efforts of so many, that was the case. Foxy was a ten-year-old Shepherd mix. On June 30th, she was surrendered by her owner without any explanation to the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. For four long months Foxy waited for an adopter or rescue. Her age, combined with being heartworm positive, greatly limited Foxy’s prospects of getting out of the shelter alive.
On October 28th, Laura Roberts with Road Home Rescue in North Carolina decided enough was enough for Foxy. She reached out to RADAR for help with Foxy. If we could cover Foxy’s heartworm treatment costs, Laura would pull her and get her treated. Once that was done, the Fauquier SPCA in Virginia would take Foxy. We agreed, and Foxy received her heartworm treatment on November 17th and 18th.
We were told this about Foxy just prior to her heartworm treatment: “She is having the time of her life now. She’s been enjoying the attention. She was given a toy and had a ‘ball’ with it! She’s enjoyed sniffing fresh air after being confined in the shelter. She really enjoys her walks. Foxy is a good listener and is really the sweetest girl!” To see more photos of Foxy, click here.
RADAR paid all of Foxy’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $221.
UPDATE Although Foxy won the battles of getting out of the shelter, securing a rescue and getting heartworm treatment done, she ultimately lost the war to save her life. Due to the severity of her heartworms, her lungs began to fill with fluids following treatment and she developed pneumonia. “It is with a broken heart,” Laura said, “that I have to give you such sad news. Our sweet girl Foxy was euthanized. She couldn’t breathe.” Foxy crossed the Rainbow Bridge on November 29th, 2016. Rest in peace, Foxy.
UPDATE All the funding for Foxy has been provided.
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Foxy:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($50); Elizabeth Lavoie, in memory of her dog Dakota, who was approximately 10 years and heartworm positive when she adopted him. Luckily he survived his treatment and she was able to have almost 2 years with him before he crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Added on December 21, 2016.