A small step for the STAR (Saving the Animals of Rowan) rescue has been a giant leap for one rescued dog! Nala, a one-year-old Whippet-Boxer mix, was being overlooked for over two months at the Rowan County Animal Shelter in Kentucky, where she had been brought in as a stray on July 15th.
Luckily, STAR was able to get Nala out of the shelter and into a wonderful temporary foster home where her good looks and friendly disposition could finally start to shine. According to her foster family, Nala likes to befriend people and cuddle at their feet. She enjoys the companionship of other dogs just as much as humans. With a tiger-like brindle coat and the sparkling eyes of a youngster full of life, Nala is sure to be noticed now.
With a temporary home secured, STAR still needed to make sure Nala received her proper vet care and spaying. STAR participates in the Morehead State University Veterinary Technology Program (MSU-VTP). Each month several STAR dogs get a week of vet care and treatment at a vastly reduced cost. With STAR inundated with so many recent dogs in need of costly vet care, RADAR offered to cover all the costs for the STAR dogs at MSU-VTP in September.
Nala was able to participate in the MSU-VTP program for the week of September 23rd. For only $75, Nala received her initial vetting, spaying, and a full week of vet care and lots of attention from the students! Fortunately, she tested heartworm negative. The MSU-VTP instructor, Amy Stanton, raved about what a great dog Nala was for them: “Sweet girl! So gentle and well behaved. All the students loved her!” Click here to view more photos of Nala.
RADAR paid all of Nala’s veterinary care and spaying costs totaling $75.
UPDATE! All funds for Nala have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Nala has been adopted!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Nala:
JoAnn Lundin; Diana Berkstresser
Added on October 13, 2013.