Oh, for the love of little Lady Bug! This 12-year-old Chihuahua-Pug mix’s owner had to move into a nursing home, forcing her to give up Lady Bug. She was surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter on October 3rd. Lady Bug became very depressed and very sad. She was confused, missed her home, and would cry at the shelter. Worst of all, if Lady Bug was not out of the shelter by October 10th, she would be euthanized.
On October 6th, RADAR offered to help by providing vetting assistance as an incentive for a rescue to take Lady Bug. On her last day, October 10th, God’s Grace Canine Rescue in Maryland agreed to take Lady Bug, ultimately saving her life. On October 13th, Lady Bug received her initial vetting, senior blood panel, and skin treatment. The rescue happily reported, “Lady Bug’s results came back showing that she’s healthy, all her organs and values are great. Her skin issue will clear up once her meds kick in and she gets good food. Thank you RADAR for helping us with Lady Bug’s vetting.”
Little Lady Bug’s story gets even better! “We are not adopting out Lady Bug,” Megan Openhym from the rescue told us. “We don’t want to bounce her around after all she’s been through. She won the hearts of her foster family, so she is staying with them forever. Lady Bug is truly a complete doll. She is such a sweet, happy girl. Lady Bug is enjoying snuggle time with her permanent foster mom. Her hair is growing in nicely where it was once quite thin. Her permanent foster mom simply adores her!” To view more photos of Lady Bug, click here.
RADAR paid $200 towards the initial vetting, blood test and skin treatment costs for Lady Bug.
UPDATE! All funds for Lady Bug have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Lady Bug:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; Diana Berkstresser
Added on November 2, 2014.