Lizzy survived one heartbreaking situation only to face another. This one to two-year-old Rat Terrier-Jack Russell Terrier 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 immediately. All 11 dogs were seized and taken to the Rowan County Animal Shelter the same day. The animal control officers indicated that the dogs had been without food or water for some time, and were near death. 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 Lizzy and the five other adult dogs lingered at the shelter. Time was not on their side as they were given until June 25th to get adopted or taken by a rescue. If not, Lizzy and the other dogs, after enduring such hardship, 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, could not bear to see these dogs die after all that they had been through. Laura reached out to RADAR for assistance, and we agreed to help. Laura and Connie teamed up to save all six of the remaining at-risk dogs! Connie is fostering Lizzy, Libby, Lola and Louie, while Laura is fostering Chloe and Vinny.
Three of the dogs, Lizzy, Libby and Louie, were heartworm positive. They received their heartworm treatment on July 17th at the Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital. Not only did the vet provide an extraordinary discount, but an anonymous staff member paid for the microchipping of all three dogs! Connie had this to say about the dogs: “For what they have been through, everyone is amazed as to how friendly and loving these dogs are!” To see more photos of Lizzy, click here.
RADAR paid all of Lizzy’s heartworm treatment and eye care costs of $119.
UPDATE! All funds for Lizzy have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Lizzy has been adopted!
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 Lizzy:
JoAnn Lundin; Diana Berkstresser; Cathy Moore
Added on July 18, 2013.