The ladybug is said to bring luck wherever she goes. But this Ladybug was the one in need of luck, and lots of it. Approximately ten years old and a Labrador Retriever mix, Ladybug was surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on January 4th. It was unclear how she ended up at the shelter; either her owner died or went to a nursing home. Either way, Ladybug’s life was now very much at risk as a large, senior and black dog at this small rural shelter.

On January 4th, Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, asked for our assistance with Ladybug. We provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On January 6th, Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina came forward to pull Ladybug! She had her vetting done on January 31st, and it included extensive dental care treatment. Nine teeth had to be extracted, and a mass in her mouth had to be removed.

“Sweet Ladybug is delightful and has a heart of gold,” the rescue told us. “She loves to be with people and does well with other dogs who respect her space. Even though she is older, she doesn’t let that stop her from enjoying a long walk outside with her humans. She loves the snow! She is looking for a quiet home to spend her golden years.” Click here to view more photos of Ladybug.

RADAR paid $300 towards Ladybug’s dental treatment and oral surgery costs.

UPDATE! Ladybug has been adopted!

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

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 Ladybug:

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Wags 4 Hope; AmazonSmile

Added on February 11, 2017.

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