Cinco de Mayo was more like “Mayday Mayday Mayday!” for May. It was on May 5th that this one-year-old Labrador Retriever-Border Collie mix arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia. Any dog at a rural kill shelter is at risk, but as a black dog, May’s life was all the more at risk. The shelter’s policy is that after 10 days, a dog is subject to being euthanized at any time.
On May 25th, Sherry Hutchison, RADAR’s liaison with the Mercer County Animal Shelter, contacted us to see if we could help save May. Her time was up and a rescue was interested in taking her if we could assist. We agreed at once, and the next day, May 26th, the Southern WV Animal League in West Virginia pulled May from the shelter! May had her initial vetting done on May 28th, and was spayed on June 5th.
Southern WV Animal League shared this with us about May: “She is playful, smart, affectionate and friendly. She rides well in a car and walks well on a leash. May gets along wonderfully with kids, cats and other dogs. She is housetrained and will go to the door to let you know she needs to go out. May is a cuddler!” Click here to see more photos of May.
RADAR paid $116 of May’s initial vetting and spaying costs.
UPDATE! All funds for May have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! May has been adopted! Her new name is Maggie May!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to May:
Helen Martin-Bacon; Sharon Lehr; Tina Muncy; Catherine Marinakies; Trish Newberg
Added on July 5, 2014.