Marnie needed money. But De Anna Lynn of Advocates for Shelter Animals of Pocahontas Co., WV (ASAP) doesn’t like to “hound” anyone for anything, and especially not for money. “I hate, hate, hate it with a passion,” De Anna told us, “so I was stressing over Marnie with her being yet another senior Hound with medical needs.” Marnie, a seven to nine-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound, was found as a stray on May 29th and taken to the Pocahontas County Animal Control shelter in West Virginia.
“When I first met Marnie,” De Anna said, “it didn’t take long to notice that something wasn’t right. She had an enlarged, hard lump, or series of lumps, on the underside of her chest. I also noticed she had another lump between her front legs and a sore on her tail. I made an appointment to have those lumps and bumps looked at by our vet. Marnie had three mammary tumors and two other, smaller ones.” On June 14th, De Anna asked for our help with Marnie’s surgery costs, estimated to be about $500. Thanks to several special supporters, we were able to assist.
On June 19th, Marnie had her surgery done, which included blood tests, removal of the tumors and spaying. Much to De Anna’s delight (and relief), we paid the full bill. “I really appreciate that!” De Anna declared. “By RADAR covering Marnie’s costs it has allowed me to breath a big sigh of relief and, hopefully, have several months or longer to “recover” before I have to ask anyone for anything again!”
De Anna shared this with us about her first meeting with Marnie at the shelter: “I took her out walking to get some photos and, as she’d likely been accustomed when not chained or kenneled, she was non-stop nose-to-the-ground. It wasn’t until I stopped walking and sat down and Marnie figured out that she could travel no farther than my training lead that she decided to come investigate the human at the other end! I began to pet and speak softly to her and she began to melt! It was almost as though she’d never known a kind hand before and found that she quite enjoyed the affection! She practically climbed in my lap!” To see more photos of Marnie, click here.
RADAR paid all of the tumor removal surgery, spaying and related costs for Marnie, totaling $533.
UPDATE! All funds for Marnie have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Marnie:
If you are interested in adopting Marnie, or represent a rescue interested in pulling Marnie, please contact De Anna Lynn with Advocates for Shelter Animals of Pocahontas Co., WV (ASAP).
Added on July 14, 2017.