It was bad enough that Little Lexi lost her home, but she also lost an eye. Three-year-old Lexi, a Miniature Pinscher mix, was surrendered by her owner to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on December 12th. Lexi had a ruptured eye. The vet’s evaluation was that she was either shot or bitten in the eye, resulting in a corneal abrasion. The eye would need to be removed. Lexi needed a rescue commitment and the eye surgery ASAP.
Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, asked for our help for Lexi on December 14th. We provided an offer to assist with Lexi’s vetting costs to encourage a rescue to take her. And the Southern Hope Animal Rescue & Education in North Carolina did just that! Lexi had her eye removal surgery and spaying done on December 21st.
“Lexi is a sweet girl who gets along with all critters, but prefers her people the most!” the rescue told us. “She loves to snuggle under blankets with you! She’s housetrained, but please don’t ask her to stay in a crate; she hates the crate! She is ready for her forever home!” To view more photos of Lexi, click here.
RADAR paid all of Lexi’s eye surgery and spaying costs, which totaled $200.
UPDATE! All funds for Lexi have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Lexi has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Lexi:
Rebecca Kuga; Karen McClain; Jackie West; Freya Hill; Diana Berkstresser
Added on January 18, 2016.