As sweet as Honey is, her story is a bit more bittersweet. Honey, a two-year-old Redbone Coonhound-Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, was surrendered by her family to the Bertie County Humane Society shelter in North Carolina on April 5th. Her owners told the shelter that Honey’s right eye was blue. As it turns out, she did not have a blue eye, but an injured eye. This not only limited her vision, but also her chances of getting rescued. Without a rescue commitment by April 25th, Honey would be euthanized.
On April 20th, shelter animal advocate Jackie West contacted RADAR about Honey, who was originally named Fancy at the shelter. We provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs to help encourage a rescue to take her. On April 23rd, the East Coast Animal Alliance (ECCA) in Virginia agreed to take Honey. Gina Senato, ECCA’s founder, had an eye specialist evaluate Honey’s eye. It was determined that she had an ulcerated cornea from an old eye injury, was totally blind in the eye, and that the eye should be removed. The enucleation surgery took place on May 5th.
“Saying Honey is a sweet girl is just not enough loving words!” Gina said. “She has the sweetest and calmest spirit. Our fosters, vet staff and other team members who met her were in awe of her!” On May 25th, Honey was adopted by a family who had adopted a dog from the rescue four years ago. “Honey is in love with them,” Gina told us. “She is undoubtedly one of the most perfect dogs we have saved!” Click here to view more photos of Honey.
RADAR paid $200 towards Honey’s eye removal surgery costs.
UPDATE! Honey has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Honey have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Honey:
Hound Dog Fund ($50); Freya Hill; Holly Stine; Peggy Marshall, in memory of her dog, Bianca
Added on May 30, 2016.