If Mitchell was feeling down in the mouth, it was for good reason: his teeth were in terrible condition. At least eight years old and very emaciated, Mitchell is a Beagle mix who arrived as a stray at the Granville County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on March 5th. The shelter described him like this: “He needs medical attention. His teeth are in bad shape and possibly abscessed. His gums are pale, probably due to the fleas and ticks he came in with. He has green goop in both eyes.”
“This poor boy!” a shelter volunteer reported. “He has the kindest and sweetest demeanor of any dog I have come across. He has to be miserable with all that he has going on, but comes to me with his tail wagging, wanting to be in my lap. So, he sat in my lap and got loved on and you could tell he was just grateful for the attention. Despite everything, he is a terrific boy.” Mitchell was in urgent need of a rescue to get the care he desperately needed.
On March 8th, Cathy Threadingham, the director of Hope Animal Rescue in North Carolina, requested RADAR’s assistance for Mitchell. The rescue was interested in pulling Mitchell the same day if we could help with some of his vetting care costs. We agreed at once and Mitchell was safely out of the shelter and off to the vet. He tested positive for Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis but, surprisingly, not for heartworms. The vet believes that Mitchell’s eyes are damaged as a result of the Lyme disease, but he does have some vision. The eye infection cleared up very nicely.
Mitchell was neutered and received his dental care treatment on March 29th. Sadly, most of his teeth had to be pulled. “Mitchell is a very sweet and happy little guy,” Cathy told us, “despite all he has experienced in life. If he is awake, his tail is wagging, and he is happy for attention from absolutely anyone; he knows no strangers. He is settling in well with his foster dad, and is a joy to have around!” To view more photos of Mitchell, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the dental care treatment costs for Mitchell.
UPDATE! All funds for Mitchell have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Mitchell has been adopted!
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Added on April 17, 2016.