Here’s the lowdown on Lola: at risk, then safe, then at risk again, and finally truly safe. This two-year-old Hound-Pit Bull mix was one of 11 dogs found chained outside and starving in Rowan County, North Carolina. When an anonymous caller alerted animal control on June 12th, all 11 dogs were seized and taken to the Rowan County Animal Shelter the same day. The animal control officers reported that the dogs were near death, having been without food or water for some time. 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 Lola and the five other adult dogs had no takers at the shelter. So the these dogs were gravely at risk again: they had until June 25th to get adopted or taken by a rescue. If not, Lola and the other dogs, despite all that they had been through, 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, refused to stand by and let these dogs die after all the hardship they endured. Laura requested RADAR’s assistance, and we agreed to help. Laura and Connie combined their efforts to save all six of the remaining at-risk dogs! Connie is fostering Lola, Lizzy, Libby and Louie, while Laura is fostering Chloe and Vinny. While Lola was heartworm negative, she did have mange. Lola had her spaying and follow-up mange treatment done on July 22nd. The vet staff told us that Lola was a very sweet girl! To see more photos of Lola, click here.
RADAR paid all of Lola’s July 22nd vet care and spaying costs of $179.
UPDATE! All funds for Lola have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Lola has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Lola:
Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations; Diana Berkstresser; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on July 22, 2013.