The rallying cry to save Rosie turned into the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!” About two years old and a Labrador Retriever mix, Rosie was found as a stray and taken to the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina on April 4th (where she was originally named Vikki). No one came to claim this wonderful dog. Usually a Lab would be a prime candidate for adoption or rescue, but Rosie was heartworm positive, so all bets were off.
But when Melissa Bielawski with Ollie’s Angels Animal Rescue in New York saw the shelter posting for Rosie, she immediately reached out to RADAR for help. We agreed to assist with her heartworm treatment costs to secure Rosie’s rescue commitment by saying, “We can do it!” Rosie’s heartworm treatment took place on June 7th and 8th. She was transported to the rescue on July 9th.
“Rosie is awesome!” says her Long Island foster mom. “She walks well on a leash and is great off leash. She loves everyone she meets, including other dogs and kids of all ages. Rosie enjoys a good game of catch, and is super cuddly when she’s worn out. Someone is really going to luck out with this girl!” Click here to view more photos of Rosie.
RADAR paid $250 towards Rosie’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Rosie have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Rosie has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Rosie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Robert Cameron; Catherine Marinakies; Diana Berkstresser
Added on July 22, 2016.