Not unlike the famous daredevil, feminist and investigative journalist Nellie Bly of the 1800s, who was known for being boundless and determined, Nellie the Bully mix knows no bounds whether it be her love or the walls of a crate! After a litter of her pups did not survive due to worms and dehydration, this big-headed beautiful two-year-old girl was surrendered by her owner to the Edgecombe County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on May 9th. As an owner surrender, a black dog, a Bully mix and heartworm positive, the odds of being adopted from the shelter or pulled by a rescue were not looking good for Nellie.
Showing dogged determination like her namesake, Nellie Bly, Nellie did not lose hope while at the shelter and knew that a rescue would step up for her. RADAR received a request from Kelly Endebrock of 4 Paws Animal Rescue in Virginia for assistance paying for Nellie’s heartworm treatment so that they could pull Nellie from the shelter. RADAR agreed to help and Nellie was on her way to a foster home on June 10th! After recovering from a spay surgery, Nellie received her heartworm treatment on July 13th, and has now set her sights on landing a forever home.
Nellie’s foster shared that she has proven to be great with other dogs and cats, and she adores little kids. She enjoys playing with her people and other dogs, is a master snuggler and gives a very sloppy kiss. Nellie is a bit of a Houdini: she can fold a wire crate down while she is inside of it in seconds! Nellie spends her spare time penning exposés documenting the injustice of breed-specific legislation and other inequities in the canine world! Click here to view more photos of Nellie.
RADAR paid all of Nellie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $265.
UPDATE! All funds for Nellie have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Nellie, please contact 4 Paws Animal Rescue.
Added on August 13, 2017.