Folks could not lay low if Layla was going to get out of the shelter alive! This two to three-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on April 4th. Layla’s owner was unable to care for her, so Layla was surrendered to the shelter. Previously, dogs at this shelter had a good chance of being given enough time to find a rescue or an adopter. However, under orders from county officials, that is no longer the case. With Layla languishing at the shelter, on April 12th she was placed on the euthanasia list for April 18th.
The resolute team with the Mercer County Volunteers urgently spread the word about Layla and the other dogs on the dreaded euthanasia list. To help their efforts, RADAR made an assistance offer for Layla and several other dogs on the list as incentives for rescues to pull these truly at-risk dogs.
On April 16th, Harley’s Mission of Hope German Shepherd and Extra Large Breed Rescue in Buffalo, New York, came forward to take Layla! This is the same rescue that took Bouncer, another RADAR-assisted dog, from this same shelter in early March.
Layla had her initial vetting and spaying done on April 19th. Fortunately, she tested heartworm negative. One of the Mercer County volunteers had this to say about Layla: “She is the sweetest dog! All she wants is to be loved. She is so friendly.” Click here to see more photos of Layla.
RADAR paid all of Layla’s $134 initial vetting and spaying costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Layla have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Layla has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Layla:
Stacy Lang; Tiffany Provost; Lucia Knickmeyer; Diana Berkstresser
Added on April 20, 2013.