Since deciding to help Ginger was a snap decision, we could call her Ginger Snap! Just over a year old, this Labrador Retriever-Hound mix arrived as a stray at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on May 31st. Black dogs in small rural shelters are among the least likely to get adopted or rescued. Ginger’s life was very much at risk, especially with the shelter’s policy that after 10 days, a dog is subject to being euthanized at any time.

On June 15th, Sherry Hutchison, RADAR’s liaison with the Mercer County Animal Shelter, asked for our help to try to save Ginger. We provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take Ginger. On June18th, Three Rivers Labrador Retriever Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Ginger! With the rescue picking up Ginger at the shelter on July 1st, we asked them if they would consider taking two other Lab mixes, Connie and Molly, who were out of time. We offered to assist with their vetting costs, and they agreed to take all three dogs!

Ginger had her initial vetting done on July 2nd. The rescue shared this with us about Ginger: “She loves to snuggle with the kids in her foster home, and has a ton of fun playing with her 120 lb. Lab foster brother and 10 lb. Chihuahua foster sister! She would do best in a home without cats since she likes to chase them, and often gets herself stuck under the bed as a result! Ginger is a cutie and a goofball, and is sure to make you smile and laugh every day!” To see more photos of Ginger, click here.

RADAR paid $150 towards Ginger’s initial vetting costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Ginger have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Ginger has been adopted!

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 Ginger:

Black Dog Fund; Sherry Hutchison; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Karen Dymond

Added on July 13, 2014.

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