The many parts of this dog’s story could be called Reese’s Pieces! An American Pit Bull-Catahoula Leopard Dog mix, one-year-old Reese arrived in early December as a stray at the Cleveland County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. With no one interested in Reese, he was scheduled to be euthanized December 9th. Thanks to the volunteers with the Greater Charlotte SPCA (GCSPCA) in North Carolina, Reese was rescued on December 7th!

Other than being very thin, Reese appeared to be a healthy dog. But during his initial vet exam on December 11th, Reese was diagnosed with an enlarged spleen as a result of a tick bite prior to his arrival at the shelter. The vet indicated that the situation with Reese’s spleen was severe, and an immediate blood transfusion was required to save his life. Thankfully, Reese recovered quickly, and was well enough to be neutered on December 27th.

While Reese was at the vet, he managed to find himself an adopter, and was adopted the first week of January! Despite the vet’s generous discount, the vet bill of $1,058 was overwhelming for the GCSPCA. In response to their request for help in mid-December, RADAR offered to leverage our assistance with a challenge for GCSPCA donors: if they could raise $725, RADAR would pay the remaining $333. Although the challenge stalled at $332, a generous GCSPCA supporter stepped up to donate the necessary $393 to receive RADAR’s offer! To see more photos of Reese, click here.

RADAR paid the remaining $333 of Reese’s $1,058 vet bill.

UPDATE! Reese has been adopted!

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

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

Diana Berkstresser; Britney Aldridge / Critter Captions

Added on March 8, 2013.

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