RADAR has not previously had a dog named Noel. So, yes, that makes this The First Noel! Fourteen years old and a Coonhound mix, Noel was surrendered to the Wythe County Dog Shelter in Virginia on April 1st. Her owner became ill and could no longer care for Noel. Unfortunately, as an owner surrender, Noel was at the top of the shelter’s euthanasia list. Her age and large size didn’t help her chances of getting adopted or rescued.

On April 5th, RADAR was contacted by Kathryn Haddock, a Wythe County Dog Shelter advocate, to see if we could help Noel. We immediately made an offer to underwrite the costs of vetting if a rescue would take her. On April 7th, Mountain Tails Animal Rescue in Virginia agreed to take Noel! She had her initial vetting done on April 9th.

The rescue told us this about Noel: “She is as sweet as they come. She is laid-back and very quiet. As you can imagine, at 14 her days are spent sleeping. She lets my two-year-old brush her and she doesn’t mind a bit. My six-year-old walks her. Noel has even enjoyed a day at the park!” Click here to view more photos of Noel.

RADAR paid all of Noel’s initial vetting costs, totaling $235.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE Noel crossed the Rainbow Bridge on January 8, 2016. Noel lived her final months loved and cared for in a hospice foster home. She passed away while napping. Rest in Peace, Noel.

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

Chloe’s SOS Fund; Kimberly Thomas; Mara Alexander; Tina Muncy; Amanda Shannon

Added on May 3, 2015.

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