Who would extend an olive branch to help save Olive? A three-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix, Olive was dumped off on a rural road in front of farmer’s house on December 12th. She was freezing, starving and frightened. Animal control was called and Olive went to the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. The shelter placed her in a temporary foster home. Olive had multiple scars on her head, neck and back legs. The vet determined that Olive had been used as a bait dog. Unfortunately, she also was heartworm positive.
On February 1st, a volunteer with the Sampson County Friends For Animals in North Carolina reached out to RADAR for help with Olive. The rescue Suruluna in New York state was interested in taking Olive, but only if her heartworm treatment costs could be provided. We agreed to assist to give Olive the lucky break she deserved. She received her heartworm treatment on March 4th.
We were told this about Olive: “She is friendly and sweet. Olive is good with other dogs. She enjoys being petted and loves the interaction with humans. She’s having the time of her life getting attention now!” Olive’s foster, Nancy, had this message for us: “Your kindness is unmeasurable. Our little Olive is thriving. She may have scars on her legs and face, but miraculously not on her heart or soul. Olive’s soulful eyes penetrate our hearts, sending a message that rescuers matter. It takes a rescue village to make a change, one Olive at a time. She is amazing! Thank you RADAR.” To view more photos of Olive, click here.
RADAR paid all of Olive’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $221.
UPDATE! All funds for Olive have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE: We are saddened to report that beautiful Olive has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. During the evening of April 10th, she ran out of her foster’s house and was hit by a car. She was rushed to the emergency vet, but her injuries were too extensive. She had a difficult life, having survived being used as a bait dog, and she was on her way to fully recovering from her heartworm treatment. Rest in peace, Olive.
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Added on March 21, 2016.