Nina means girl in Spanish. And this Nina got that name to avoid any confusion over her gender after she was first thought to be a boy at the shelter and going by the name of Norman! This two-year-old Jack Russell mix arrived as a stray at the Washington County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina on February 21st. Poor Nina was terrified at the shelter. After being confined to a small concrete run for four months, Nina’s time was going to up on June 30th.

On June 26th, Sabine Lederer from Puppy Paws Rescue in Maryland asked for RADAR’s help so that they could commit to take Nina. We agreed and Nina was safe! It turned out that not only was Nina a girl, but she was covered in ticks and also heartworm positive. She had her initial vetting, spaying and heartworm treatment done on July 2nd.

While recovering from her heartworm treatment at the vet, the staff got to spend time with Nina. She slowly overcame her shyness from being so terrified at the shelter, and began to make progress on her socialization. “Nina is a real sweetheart,” we were told. “While she can be a bit standoffish with strangers, she warms up to folks quickly. She can be very funny at times, especially when she gets excited and dances like a bear!” To see more photos of Nina, click here.

RADAR paid all $267 of the initial vetting, spaying and heartworm treatment costs for Nina.

UPDATE! All funds for Nina have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Nina has been adopted!

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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Nina:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Paul & Anna Nadler; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Pamela Colmus-McGee (Nina’s foster mom); Diana Berkstresser

Added on August 31, 2014.

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