Here’s our take on Jake: RADAR needed to put its money where his mouth is! This eight-year-old Chihuahua mix was in dire need of dental care when he arrived as a stray at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on April 9th. As an older dog in need of costly dental care, it was going to be a real challenge for Jake to get out of the shelter alive. To avoid being euthanized, Jake needed an adopter or a rescue commitment by May 18th.
Stacey Martin, the rescue coordinator at the shelter, contacted RADAR on May 10th to see if we could assist with Jake. There was a rescue potentially interested in Jake, but only if they could get help with his necessary dental treatment. We immediately agreed to provide up to $300, and within a few hours Paws for Seniors in Virginia agreed to take Jake! He made his way safely out of the shelter and on to Paws for Seniors on May 14th.
Jake had his dental treatment done on May 23rd. And quite the treatment it was: poor little Jake had extensive dental issues, and had to have 10 teeth removed! Jim Scamordella, the founder and president of Paws for Seniors, had this to say about Jake: “What a trooper he is. He won the hearts of all the staff at the vet center. What a great personality Jake has!” To see more photos of Jake, click here.
RADAR paid $300 of Jake’s $450 dental treatment bill.
UPDATE! All funds for Jake have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Jake has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jake:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; Tina Muncy; Anne Killeen; Leslie Platt; Diana Berkstresser
Added on May 26, 2013.