Just like a rose, this Rose was first a Bud. Even though she’s a female, this two-year-old Shar Pei mix was known as Bud. However, when Renee Poudrier began her efforts to save Bud she added the name Rose. Renee, a volunteer with the Animal Protection Society of Rockingham County (APSRC) in North Carolina, contacted RADAR on July 1st. Rose Bud was a very friendly dog who had never been vetted and was suffering from mange. Her owners were either going to take her to the shelter, where she would be euthanized immediately due to her medical condition, or they were going to give her away, in which case she would likely end up as a bait dog.
With RADAR agreeing to assist, July 4th truly was Independence Day for Rose Bud when she was surrendered by her owners to APSRC. Miss Deb Sterling of Drive 4 Shelter, a foster and adoption program of APSRC, provided foster care for Rose Bud. She received her initial vetting and skin treatment on July 8th. She was diagnosed with demodectic mange, effecting over 90% of her body. Her skin was extremely infected. The vet, Dr. Joe Kinnarney of the Reidsville Veterinary Hospital provided a generous discount.
Deb shared this with us about Rose Bud: “At the moment, her nickname is lovingly “Stink Bug” because her infected and swollen skin makes her odor greet you way before she does! Rose Bud is gentle and grateful. The thing that haunts me most is how she watches the other dogs at play, wishing to join them. I’ve promised our dear girl that it will happen, but for now, she must remain in isolation during her treatment. Without a doubt, this long-suffering girl has been cheated all her life, but we will surely see Rose Bud bloom again!” To view more photos of Rose Bud, click here.
RADAR paid all of Rose Bud’s initial vetting and skin treatment costs totaling $221.
UPDATE! All funds for Rose Bud have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Rose Bud has been adopted!
UPDATE Rose Bud crossed the Rainbow Bridge on April 16, 2016. She got out of her home, and after a week of looking, putting up posters, getting her information on local news, search parties, and a reward… she was finally found after being hit by a car. Rest in Peace, Rose Bud.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Rose Bud:
Black Dog Fund; Jennifer Brower; Amber Humphreys; David Evans & Ursula McCarty, in honor of their black shelter dog, Bear the Labradoodle; Kathy O’Connor; Anne & Patrick Killeen
Added on July 23, 2014.