“Lost our home, what’ll we do?” “Skip to my Lou, my darlin’!” Ten-year-old Lou and her companion Mako, both 10-year-old Beagle mixes, were surrendered by their owner to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on October 19th. It was tough enough for a healthy young dog to get rescue interest at this overcrowded rural shelter, but Lou had a skin condition on her feet, neck and chest, possible bladder stones and was a senior.
Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, Gretchen Kozen, was determined to get both Lou and Mako safely out of the shelter. She requested our help and we provided offers to assist with the vetting costs for both dogs. On October 27th, Bay Beagle Rescue in Virginia agreed to take both Lou and Mako! Lou had her initial vetting done on October 28th, including treatment for her skin condition. A follow-up exam and an x-ray on Novemeber 20th revealed that Lou did indeed have bladder stones and will need surgery.
The rescue shared this with us: “Despite her irritated skin and bladder condition, Lou is spunky for a girl her age and very happy playing with the dogs in her foster home. We hope to schedule her bladder surgery soon so that she can continue her road to better health and find a forever home.” Click here to view more photos of Lou.
RADAR paid all of Lou’s initial vetting, follow-up exam and x-ray costs, totaling $270.
UPDATE! All funds for Lou have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Lou has been adopted!
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Added on December 13, 2015.