Little Miss Melly is a delightful six-month-old Labrador Retriever mix who had the misfortune to end up in the Rocky Mount Animal Shelter in Nash County, North Carolina. This is a high kill shelter, and Melly’s life was on the line.
Thanks to the heroic efforts of the rescue group SPCA Alliance of NC (one of RADAR’s partners), a family was found to adopt Melly. It sounds like the end of the story, and a happy one at that. But there was just one slight problem: the adopters are in Rhode Island and Melly is in North Carolina. The next available transport was three weeks away, the rescue had no available fosters (please foster!), and Melly faced euthanasia at the shelter.
There was one option left: temporary boarding. Because Melly was a shelter dog, she could not go to a regular boarding kennel without being quarantined for two weeks. That meant boarding Melly at the vet. Fortunately, one of the costs RADAR assists with is temporary boarding for situations exactly like this.
RADAR has committed to pay the full cost (approximately $300) of Melly’s temporary boarding.
UPDATE! In an effort to get Melly to her waiting forever home sooner and save boarding costs, RADAR reached out to our newest rescue partner, the Darlington County Humane Society, to see if they could have Melly hitch a ride on their next transport going to New England on July 1. They could and she is!!
UPDATE! Coinciding with the great transport news, SPCA Alliance of NC has a new foster volunteer willing to foster Melly until her transport. This is a win-win outcome: Melly gets to stay in a foster home instead of a kennel at the vet and RADAR saves money that would have been used for boarding to help other dogs!
UPDATE! Melly is finally with her new family, as of 5:53pm today (July 8th), and she is now officially adopted! She was supposed to be transported from North Carolina to Rhode Island last weekend, but it was delayed (the AC wasn’t functioning in the transport vehicle!) Now she can live her life with a great family, and be spoiled!
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Added on June 21, 2012.