It would have been downright rude not to assist with Gertrude! A two to three-year-old Lab mix, Gertrude arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 6th. Gertrude had three strikes against her: she is black, which places her at higher risk; she was very shy, which makes her less appealing for most rescues; and she was one of many dogs in an overcrowded, rural shelter.
On July 1st, when Caring for Creatures in Virginia offered to take Gertrude if her vetting and spaying costs could be covered, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, wasted no time in reaching out to us to see if we could help. Of course, we agreed! Following her initial vetting and spaying, she was transported to Caring for Creatures on August 4th.
“This sweet little lady has so much potential,” Susan told us. “The shelter was a pretty scary place for shy Gertrude, but I don’t think it will take long for her to settle in at Caring for Creatures and start to smile and show them her wagging tail! With a little guidance from other dogs to show her the pet ropes and a new home where she can slowly learn a new routine, in no time at all she should always have a smile on her face!” Click here to view more photos of Gertrude.
RADAR paid all of Gertrude’s initial vetting and spaying costs, which totaled $211.
UPDATE! All funds for Gertrude have been raised! Thank you!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Gertrude:
Black Dog Fund ($50); Jacquie Robinson; Gail O’Connor
If you are interested in adopting Gertrude, please contact Caring for Creatures.
Added on August 8, 2018.