One look at her picture and you can see why marketing Market should be such a cinch! Cute as all get-out, three-month-old Market is a Cocker Spaniel mix who ended up at the Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter in Kershaw County, South Carolina, on September 7th. But there’s more to her story. Much more.

On September 5th, the shelter received a call from a concerned citizen about the plight of a dog who was lethargic and possibly poisoned. The caller was worried that the dog wasn’t being fed, and when she was being fed, her food was laced with cigarette butts and other harmful things. The dog also had been “fogged” with household bug spray. When animal control and the shelter representatives arrived, they found that the dog was lethargic and sick, and yes, her food was indeed mixed with cigarette butts!

Animal control immediately seized the dog and put her under the care of the shelter. She was given the name Market and taken directly to a local vet. Not only was she treated for poisoning, but Market also tested positive for parvovirus and was full of hookworms. Parvovirus is often fatal, so Market’s fate was far from certain. But after only two days at the vet, Market made a miraculous recovery! On September 7th, she was released from the vet and sent to quarantine just to be safe.

Margaret Ellis, RADAR’s liaison with the shelter, contacted us on September 6th to see if RADAR could assist. We agreed, but with a twist: if the shelter’s donors could raise half the amount, RADAR would pay the other half. The final bill was $360. Within a few hours of posting RADAR’s matching challenge on the shelter’s Facebook page, all $180 was raised. The shelter staff was shocked and amazed! Click here to view more photos of Market.

RADAR paid $180 of Market’s $360 emergency vetting costs. (The other $180 was paid through donations made directly to the shelter for Market in response to RADAR’s matching challenge.)

UPDATE! Market has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Market have been raised! Thank you!

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 Market:

Wendy Oxiner; Amy Clauss Moorby; D. Edwards; Amanda Shannon; Margaret & Irving Ellis; Diane Mason; Mary Brown Haak; Diana Berkstresser; Renate Sachse; BarkBox

Added on September 11, 2013.

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