When it comes to Kelsey, collaboration was key in shepherding this at-risk dog to safety. Kelsey, an approximately five-year-old German Shepherd, arrived as a stray at the Wilson County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina on July 18th. Time was not on Kelsey’s side. She had to be out of the shelter by July 26th. If not, the barbaric cruelty of a gas chamber awaited her.

Julie Braswell of Parker’s P.A.W.S. rescue in North Carolina was determined to save Kelsey. (Her rescue is named after the late RADAR-assisted dog Parker.) But Julie had no fosters or funds, so she turned to RADAR. We agreed to help with vetting costs, and she sought donations for temporary boarding while she searched for a permanent rescue placement for Kelsey.

On July 26th, with only hours to spare, Julie got Kelsey safely out of the shelter. Kelsey went directly to the vet where she was being boarded. On July 29th she received her initial vetting and was spayed. Fortunately, she tested heartworm negative.

Meanwhile, Julie networked to find a rescue for Kelsey. On August 1st, the Virginia German Shepherd Rescue agreed to take Kelsey, but they needed a foster. By August 3rd they found a foster, allowing Kelsey to take the next step on her journey to finding her true forever home. Julie succinctly summed up Kelsey this way: “She is a real sweetheart!” To see more photos of Kelsey, click here.

RADAR paid all of Kelsey’s initial vetting and spaying costs of $165.

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

UPDATE! Kelsey 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 Kelsey:

Kelsey Glander; Jennifer Quesenberry; Kristi Simpson; Stefanie Lake; Mollie O’Donnell; Lynn Misenheimer; Sara King; Emily Bevins; Catherine McEnearney; Robin Hardy-Small; Carole Springer

Added on August 8, 2013.

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