Hope’s story is full of hope, from hopeless to hopeful, and even a rescue with Hope in its name! On May 20th, Hope and her six pups were surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Hope, a Hound mix, was two years old and her pups were seven weeks old. While the entire family had severe mange, poor Hope was impacted the worst: she had lost almost all of her hair and was bleeding, and was trying to nurse at the same time.
On May 24th, Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, made an urgent plea for our help for Hope. The shelter was considering euthanizing the entire family. We immediately provided an offer to assist with Hope’s vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take Hope and her family. On May 27th, Hope For Life Rescue in Virginia stepped up to take the entire family. Hope had her vetting and mange treatment on May 31st.
“Hope is doing extremely well,” the rescue told us. “She loves playing with toys. She is great with the cats and loves all the other dogs. She has a great disposition and loves everyone! Needless to say, the “team” effort pulled together and made saving these seven lives possible!” Click here to view more photos of Hope.
RADAR paid all of Hope’s initial vetting and mange treatment costs, which totaled $220.
UPDATE! Hope has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Hope 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 Hope:
Hound Dog Fund ($50); Laura Jones; Susan Stephens
Added on June 23, 2016.