Gabe’s previous life had been one of misery. This 12-year-old Beagle mix spent his entire life in the crowded confines of a rabbit hutch at a puppy mill. He was used for breeding. Animal control seized Gabe and other dogs during a bust of this puppy mill on November 2nd. Gabe was taken to the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina. He only had two teeth left, and the shelter staff were concerned that he might have cancer.
On November 18th, the shelter reached out to God’s Grace Canine Rescue in Maryland to see if they could take Gabe (known as Casper at the shelter) after another rescue backed out of their commitment to take him. God’s Grace Canine Rescue had already taken one of the other dogs from this puppy mill, and incurred over $1,000 in surgery costs. They wanted to take Gabe, but could only do so if they had some financial assistance. The shelter suggested the rescue contact us. They did, we agreed, and Gabe was safe!
Following Gabe’s initial vetting on November 23rd, the vet had this to report: “Overall, Gabe is in reasonably good health for his age. All blood test results were normal. He has an ear infection and was given medication. An x-ray revealed a mass in the abdomen attached to the upper back of the outside of his bladder. It appears to have been there for a long time, and it is not impacting any organs or functions, or causing any pain. Removal is not necessary, especially in light of his age.” Click here to view more photos of Gabe.
RADAR paid all of Gabe’s initial vetting, x-ray, blood test and ear medication costs, which totaled $221.
UPDATE: Gabe is in permanent foster care.
UPDATE! All funds for Gabe have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on December 12, 2015.