It was no Life of Riley for this Riley at the shelter. In fact, his life was on the line. About three years old, this Hound mix arrived on March 1st as a stray at the Lee County Animal Services shelter in North Carolina. As just another hound dog in a crowded, high-kill shelter, Riley’s prospects of getting out of the shelter alive were fairly grim. Due to a lack of space at the shelter, up to eight dogs were to be euthanized on March 4th.

Riley’s life was spared thanks to the rapid response of Anne Shapiro and her Fetch Wisconsin Rescue in Wisconsin. Anne contacted RADAR on the morning of March 4th. In addition to Riley, with RADAR’s help, her rescue would also take three other dogs on the euthanasia list: Arthur, Addison and Josie. We immediately agreed to help, and the lives of all four dogs were saved! By mid-day, the four dogs were out of the shelter and relishing in their freedom ride!

In order to help cover the costs of assisting four dogs at once, we made an urgent appeal to our supporters. As usual, our supporters came to the rescue, contributing $485 for the four dogs (the full invoice was $491)! On March 6th, all four dogs had their initial vetting done. Anne told us that Riley likes people, toys and naps. Now he’s looking forward to enjoying the Life of Riley! Click here to view more photos of Riley.

RADAR paid $125 towards Riley’s initial vetting costs.

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

UPDATE! Riley has been adopted!

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

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

Paula Szabados; Jackie Stanley; Kathleen Burns; Diana Berkstresser; Linda Thompson; Robert Hansen; Patricia Grabowicz; Andrea Quillen

Added on March 10, 2014.

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