If less is more, than little five-pound Minnie is the most! This approximately eight-year-old Chihuahua arrived as a stray at the Walton County Animal Control shelter in Georgia on August 24th. Despite having some skin issues and hair loss, Minnie was as sweet as could be. But no one came to claim her. On August 28th her hold period ended, putting her life at risk. The volunteers with the Friends of the Walton County Animal Control quickly shared Minnie’s information.
Late in the morning on August 29th, Cindy Olweiler from the rescue Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary in Pennsylvania contacted RADAR to see if we could assist her rescue with Minnie. We immediately agreed, and within hours Minnie was safely out of the shelter! Later that same day, Minnie was getting settled in with Shannon Grace, her temporary foster Mom in Georgia.
Minnie had her initial vetting done on August 30th. Her skin condition was due to allergies that had progressed to secondary skin infections, for which she received treatment. Luckily, she’s heartworm negative, and her weight is fine for her size. Shannon had this to share with us: “Minnie is just a doll! She loves snuggling under her fleece blanket. Minnie is very sweet, friendly and loving. She’s a very easy dog to have around, and not at all yappy. She eats well and is housebroken. Thanks for helping to save this little girl, she’ll make someone a wonderful lap dog!” On September 1st, Minnie went to her foster home. To see more photos of Minnie, click here.
RADAR paid $200 of Minnie’s $225 initial vetting and skin treatment costs. (Shannon Grace paid the other $25 directly to the vet.)
UPDATE! All funds for Minnie have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Minnie has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Minnie:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; Amy & Jim Riley
Added on September 3, 2013.