Libby is a living testament to good triumphing over evil. This 18-month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix was one of 11 dogs found chained outside and starving in Rowan County, North Carolina. An anonymous caller alerted animal control on June 12th, and they responded at once. All 11 dogs were seized and taken to the Rowan County Animal Shelter the same day. The animal control officers reported that the dogs had been without food or water for some time, and were near death. Libby kept falling over every time she tried to stand. A local vet volunteered her services to exam the dogs and provide essential vet treatment. She determined that all the dogs should fully recover with proper care.
Five of the 11 dogs were adopted (four of those were puppies), but Libby and the five other adult dogs remained at the shelter. The dogs faced a deadly deadline: they had until June 25th to get adopted or taken by a rescue. If not and despite enduring such hardship, Libby and the other dogs would be euthanized.
Laura Roberts of Road Home Rescue in North Carolina and Connie Ray, an animal advocate and foster who lives in Rowan County, would not allow these dogs to die after all that they had been through. Laura sought out RADAR’s assistance, and we agreed to help. Laura and Connie joined forces to save all six of the remaining at-risk dogs! Connie is fostering Libby, Lizzy, Lola and Louie, while Laura is fostering Chloe and Vinny.
Three of the dogs, Libby, Lizzy and Louie, were heartworm positive. Their heartworm treatment was done on July 17th at the Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital. The vet provided a very generous discount and an anonymous staff member paid for all three dogs to be microchipped! The folks at the vet office were amazed by how sweet Libby was to everyone. To see more photos of Libby, click here.
RADAR paid all of Libby’s heartworm treatment and skin care costs of $110.
UPDATE! All funds for Libby have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Libby has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Libby:
Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations; Diana Berkstresser; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on July 18, 2013.