Watch out Starbucks! RADAR now has its own Java! This one to three-year-old Pit Bull mix was dropped off as a stray on March 7th at the Granville County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Java looked to be absolutely miserable and in distress with a very apparent skin condition, which was initially diagnosed at the shelter as demodectic mange. The combination of her breed mix and skin condition made her chances of getting adopted or rescue very slim.

With Java’s mandatory hold up on March 10th, and in response to a request for RADAR’s help from shelter animal advocate Jackie West, we provided an offer to assist. The next day Sylva Southwell and her Believe In Buster Animal Rescue & Sanctuary in Virginia agreed to take Java! In order to get Java the urgent vet care she needed, Laurie Cortright with the Granville County Shelter Partners for Adoption, Rescue and Education (SPARE) Virtual Shelter got Java out of the shelter, off to the vet and then into a temporary foster home.

It turned out that Java didn’t have demodectic mange, but rather a severe bacterial skin infection. She was given antibiotics and medicated ointment, and received medicated baths from her temporary foster mom. On March 22nd, Java was well enough to be transported to her rescue. Sylva told us this about Java (who’s now known as Janna): “She is shy, particularly of men. However, she is very, very sweet. Her appetite is great, which is good since she is incredibly thin. I think once she is comfortable and comes out of her shell she has the foundation to be an excellent companion for some lucky people.” Click here to view more photos of Java.

RADAR paid $200 towards Java’s initial vetting and treatment costs.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Java has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Java:

Bully Breed Dog Fund; Tina Muncy; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Bake Sale; Mary Wilkie; Catherine Marinakies; Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines

Added on April 8, 2015.

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