Many dogs in shelters are, like the song by Cher, considered to be just “Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves.” And while this Gypsy was a stray and therefore could be considered a tramp, her only thievery would be to steal your heart! Gypsy is a four to five-year-old Catahoula Cur-Labrador Retriever mix. She arrived at the Hoke County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on February 15th. Because Gypsy tested heartworm positive and was a somewhat older dog, she was at the top of the list of dogs who could be euthanized at any time at this rural shelter.
On February 19th, Karen Richardson with Tilted Acres Rescue and Adoptions in North Carolina requested RADAR’s help for Gypsy. The rescue specializes in helping the dogs in Hoke and Cumberland Counties. If we could assist with Gypsy’s heartworm treatment costs, the rescue would pull Gypsy. We agreed and Gypsy was safe, and went to a foster home.
Within days of fostering Gypsy, the foster decided to adopt her! The rescue told us that Gypsy is beautiful and sweet, and likes other dogs. After recovering from a flea allergy, Gypsy received her heartworm treatment on May 11th. To view more photos of Gypsy, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Gypsy.
UPDATE! Gypsy has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Gypsy 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 Gypsy:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Catharine Audette; Jennifer Siegert; Mara Alexander; Barbara Donegan; James Lundsted
Added on June 13, 2016.