Oh, by gosh, by golly, it’s time to tell you about Holly! This approximately seven-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was surrendered to the Wilson County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina on July 2nd. We don’t know why Holly’s owners abandoned her to the shelter, but as both an older dog and a black dog, her life was very much at risk.
During the evening of July 7th, RADAR was contacted about dog #17337 (as Holly was known at the time) at the Wilson County shelter. When we saw Holly’s posting, we couldn’t resist making an offer to assist with her vet care as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On July 9th, two days after RADAR made its offer, the New England Lab Rescue in Maine agreed to take Holly!
Holly had her initial vetting done on July 15th. After anesthetizing her and starting to shave her for spaying, the vet discovered that Holly had already been spayed! Good news: she tested heartworm negative. The folks at the shelter described Holly this way: “She is a friendly, happy girl!” Click here to view more photos of Holly.
RADAR paid all of the $215 initial vetting costs for Holly.
UPDATE! Holly’s foster shared this on July 30th, “Things are going great! She is truly a wonderful dog. So sweet, loves to cuddle, great with other dogs! She is VERY well trained…sad to say she is better behaved than my own 2 dogs! LOL. She knows her name, knows commands, comes when called, completely housetrained, sleeps all night on her dog bed, LOVES to ride in the car, loves treats, but most of all loves to please. As you know from her paperwork, she is about 40 lbs so is a great size as well! From having her for over a week – I really haven’t found one bad habit. Anyone would be lucky to have her!”
UPDATE! All funds for Holly have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Holly 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 Holly:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; Nan Upchurch; Cheryl Wise; Diana Berkstresser
Added on July 17, 2013.