A rose by any other name would not be as sweet as this little Georgia Rose! This seven or eight-year-old Toy Poodle arrived at the high-kill Clayton County Animal Control shelter in Georgia on December 19th. She was in terrible condition, possibly blind and deaf, and in need of immediate veterinary care. Georgia Rose’s only hope of getting out of the shelter alive was with a rescue.
On December 20th, RADAR shared Georgia Rose’s photo on Facebook. Maureen of RescuedMe from North Carolina (one of RADAR’s rescue partners) asked if we would be willing to help with her medical care. We said “yes!” and offered up to $200. With that, RescuedMe found a foster and then agreed to take Georgia Rose! She was immediately pulled from the shelter and spent a few days with her temporary foster, Karen. Georgia Rose got a long-overdue bath, good food and much-needed rest. RescuedMe’s founder, Maureen, transported Georgia Rose to North Carolina on Christmas morning. Now that’s dedication! Georgia Rose had herself a big Christmas miracle thanks to Maureen, and Maureen had herself a little Christmas Rose!
First thing on Wednesday, December 26th, Georgia Rose went to the vet. There was good news and bad news. The good news was that Georgia Rose is not blind (just a very bad case of dry eyes) or deaf. The bad news was that she had a fever. Blood tests indicated that she had pyometra, and needed to be spayed as soon as possible. She was spayed Thursday, but had to spend Wednesday night at the vet’s on fluids. Georgia Rose had a slow recovery from her surgery, and with a low red blood cell count, she had to spend two more nights at the vet. But by Saturday she was well enough that her foster mom, Lindsey, could take her home! To see more photos of Georgia Rose, click here.
All of this left RescuedMe with a hefty bill of $643, even after the vet’s discount. With Georgia Rose being a triple combination of an at-risk dog that RADAR assists (a black dog, a senior dog and a dog with medical needs), we agreed to pay $343 of the vet bill, leaving RescuedMe with $300. RADAR has paid $343 towards Georgia Rose’s vet bill.
UPDATE! All funds for Georgia Rose have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Georgia Rose has been adopted… by her foster family!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Georgia Rose:
Kathleen Burns; Catherine Morris; Susan Krunic; JoAnn Lundin; Elizabeth Lavoie; Diana Berkstresser
Added on December 31, 2012.