It was easy to make the case for Kasey with his compelling story. Approximately four years old and a Hound mix, Kasey and another Hound, eight to ten-year-old Wally, were found together as strays on August 2nd. They were taken to the Beaufort County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina. This small rural shelter is only able to give dogs a short amount of time to find an adopter or rescue placement. Despite being friendly and getting along with everyone, both dogs were at high risk of being euthanized.
On August 6th, RADAR provided an offer to assist with the vetting costs for both Kasey and Wally as incentives for a rescue to take the dogs. Sadly, Wally did not make it out alive. Probably the fact that he was an older dog played a role in the shelter’s difficult decision to euthanize him on August 14th. Efforts were intensified to find a rescue for Kasey. And on August 18th, a rescue agreed to take him! Kasey was safely out of the shelter and taken to the vet on August 20th for his initial vetting and neutering. Unfortunately, he also tested heartworm positive.
When things didn’t work out with the rescue taking Kasey, RADAR worked diligently to find another rescue. We contacted several of our rescue partners, and increased our offer to fully cover both Kasey’s vetting costs and heartworm treatment. Meanwhile, with Kasey safely at the vet, the good folks at Rainbow Rescue in North Carolina agreed to serve as the interim rescue. On August 26th, Paws Crossroads Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania found a foster and committed to take Kasey! He received his heartworm treatment on August 27th.
“Kasey is very sweet,” his foster mom Kristen told us. “He gets along with dogs and has shown no interest in cats. He is a little shy and tentative in new situations. Fast movements and loud noises make him nervous. He walks well on his leash. He is surprisingly quiet in his crate, where he is spending a lot of time as part of the recovery restrictions from his heartworm treatment. He likes his crate and doesn’t give me any trouble going back in after his potty breaks!” Click here to see more photos of Kasey.
RADAR paid all $343 of Kasey’s initial vetting, neutering and heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Kasey have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Kasey has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Kasey:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Mariam Wright; Lauralee Sawyer; Sherry Hutchison; Paul & Anna Nadler; Jackie Stanley; Diana Berkstresser
Added on September 6, 2014.