If this dear Goldie were a young deer, we could call her Goldie Fawn! Five years old and a Golden Retriever mix, Goldie arrived as a stray at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on March 22nd. While a desirable dog like Goldie would usually be quickly adopted or pulled by a rescue, that was not the case when she tested heartworm positive.
On March 23rd, Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, asked for our help with Goldie. As an incentive for a rescue to pull her, we provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs. On March 26th, Marlianne Midyette and her Love Mutts Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Goldie! “I was told she was not safe,” Marliane told us, “and everyone agreed that she was too good to be put down. I’m so happy we got her out!” Goldie had her initial vetting and spaying done on March 28th, and began receiving her heartworm treatment medications.
“Goldie is a very loving and well-behaved girl!” Marlianne shared with us. “She walks well on her leash, with no pulling at all but does like to sniff as most dogs do. She rides well in the car and is quiet in her crate. Goldie loves being with people and is very affectionate. Goldie is the perfect size at 44 pounds. This wonderful little lady has done very well with people of all ages and sizes, and I think she’ll be a great addition to any family!” Click here to view more photos of Goldie.
RADAR paid all of Goldie’s initial vetting, spaying and heartworm treatment medication costs, which totaled $297.
UPDATE! All funds for Goldie have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Goldie has been adopted! Her new name is Maisy!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Goldie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Rebecca Kuga; Karen Dymond; Kimberly Dickey
Added on April 15, 2017.