Little did we know when we made our modest offer to assist King that it would take a king’s ransom to save King’s life. Approximately four years old and a German Shepherd mix, King arrived as a stray at the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on March 2nd. It was clear that King had lived a tough life. He had many skin wounds and scars, and was missing part of his tongue. His chances of getting adopted or rescued were slim, which put his life at risk at this small and crowded rural shelter.
On March 11th, Chris Leone, a RADAR supporter and advocate for the Harnett County Animal Shelter dogs, asked for our help with King. We agreed to provide an offer of up to $150 to help cover his vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On March 14th, Wags Rescue & Referral in Pennsylvania agreed to take King. But then things took a turn for the worse. When King went for his initial vetting on March 17th, he had a serious hookworm illness and severe gastrointestinal problems. He was hospitalized for several days, with concerns that he might not make it. After a rough recovery, fortunately, King pulled through.
Thanks to some special reserve funding from RADAR supporters Melissa Feeney and Rebecca Kuga, we were able to cover King’s full vet bill. His foster mom says, “King is playful and likes other dogs when he is feeling good. He is very devoted to me. He is a beautiful dog!” Click here to see more photos of King.
RADAR paid all of King’s initial vetting and critical care treatment, which totaled $430.
UPDATE! All funds for King have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! King has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to King:
Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Anonymous; Bruce & Chris Leone; Karolay Aldave; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on April 6, 2015.