This is the compelling story of the collaborative efforts to literally “Keep Hope Alive!” This approximately two-year-old Pit Bull mix arrived as a stray at the Lee County Animal Services shelter in North Carolina on April 9th, and was known simply as number 27802. She had obviously been overbred and then was abandoned. Hope was emaciated when she was found. Despite being described as “sweet” by the shelter staff, as a Pit Bull mix in an overcrowded, high-kill shelter, there was very little hope for Hope.

On April 12th, Mary Ashburn, a volunteer with the advocacy group Friends of Lee County NC Animals, asked RADAR if we could help Hope. We immediately provided an offer to assist with her vet care as an incentive for a rescue to take Hope. We also reached out to a few of our rescue partners who focus on Pit Bull breeds. One of those rescues, Knick Knack Pittie Pack Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania, stepped up at once to take Hope!

Hope left the shelter on April 14th, and went directly to the vet for her initial vetting and spaying. Fortunately, she tested heartworm negative. The rescue had this to say about Hope: “She seems to do well with other dogs and didn’t mind the cats in the vet’s office. She also does well with young children. When RADAR contacted us and we saw her picture, we knew she needed us!” Click here to view more photos of Hope.

RADAR paid $200 towards Hope’s initial vetting and spaying costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Hope have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Hope 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 Hope:

Mary Ashburn; Jennifer Siegert

Added on April 19 2014.

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