It was through the collaborative efforts of many folks working in harmony that saved Harmony! Estimated to be nine or ten years old, this Labrador Retriever mix arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on July 2nd. Harmony was found as a stray. She definitely suffered from neglect as she had almost no hair on her back and tail, her teeth were very worn and her nails were very, very long. But in spite of all that, Harmony had a very sweet disposition. Little did she realize how much in danger her life was at this crowded rural kill shelter. The combination of being a senior dog and a large black dog put her life even more at risk.
On July 6th, RADAR’s liaison with the shelter, Sherry Hutchison, asked for our help for Harmony. The same day, as an incentive for a rescue to take Harmony, RADAR provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs. On July 16th, Three Rivers Labrador Retriever Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Harmony! She was transported to the rescue on July 22nd, and had her vet visit on July 23rd. She had been infested with fleas for a very long time, resulting in her hair loss. Harmony also tested positive for Lyme disease and Ehrlichia. She has what appears to be a long-lasting ear infection in both ears. Fortunately, all of this issues are treatable, and Harmony was given the necessary medications.
Ken Barclay with the rescue told us this about Harmony: “She is one of the sweetest dogs we’ve ever met even though she is recovering from a few different health issues. She couldn’t be happier to see you, or more excited to curl up and cuddle with you. Despite her age, Harmony still has some pep in her step. She loves attention! This girl has so much love in her heart and doesn’t let anything bring her down.” To view more photos of Harmony, click here.
RADAR paid $200 towards Harmony’s initial vetting and treatment costs.
UPDATE! Harmony has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Harmony have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on August 10, 2014.