Pepper will add just the right amount of spice to your life! This five-year-old Beagle had lived on a chain for his whole life together with his housemate, Dolly. The two of them ended up at the Wise County Animal Shelter in Virginia on July 30th when they were surrendered due to the family not being able to take care of them anymore. Pepper had an issue with his leg and shoulder, so the shelter had him checked by a vet, who determined he would need further (and costly) testing and evaluation. Pepper seemed healthy, except for the awkward way he held his head and neck.
Reach Out Rescue & Resources (RORR) in Maryland wanted to take both Dolly and Pepper, but with costly vet care needed for Pepper, they requested RADAR’s assistance. “He is a very happy boy and our RORR motto is we don’t like to leave housemates behind. When we pull one we pull the other. The unknown medical cost is holding us back due to being hit so hard with medical costs this year.” We agreed to help, and both Dolly and Pepper were safe!
On September 27th, Pepper had testing and x-rays done. RORR told us that based on the x-rays, it was determined he had an old shoulder injury that healed incorrectly and the way he holds his head could be due to Bell’s-palsy. He was then taken to see an orthopedic specialist, whose diagnosis indicated he had a pinched nerve, for which he is was given medications and started on rehab.
Pepper’s foster had this to share with us: “He is just about as perfect a dog as you will ever meet. He makes me laugh when I see that happy tail furiously wagging and his Beagle body wriggling with joy every time he sees his person! This little gem has excellent house manners. Pepper gets along great with the cats, walks well on the leash, and rides quietly in the car. This boy loves life!” Click here to view more photos of Pepper.
RADAR paid $300 towards Pepper’s vetting, test and x-ray costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Pepper have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Pepper:
Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Jim Lundsted; Sherry Hutchison; Elizabeth Lavoie
If you are interested in adopting Pepper, please contact Reach Out Rescue & Resources.
Added on October 21, 2018.