Things got a bit thorny when Rosy’s owner surrendered her to the Surry County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina on August 11th. Rosy’s owner said that she kept trying to get off the property and would be safer at shelter. When he was told that it was a kill shelter and Rosy would not be safe at all because owner surrenders can be killed upon intake, he wouldn’t listen. It was suggested that he get Rosy spayed and maybe she would not wander. Assistance was even offered, but the owner was adamant and left Rosy. She is a four-year-old Boxer mix and, of course, was heartworm positive.

On August 24th, Mayberry 4 Paws in North Carolina, an organization that helps facilitate and find rescues for the at-risk dogs at this shelter, urgently requested RADAR’s help for Rosy. She had to be out of the shelter by the end of the day or be euthanized. We agreed to assist with her heartworm treatment costs so that Mayberry 4 Paws could pull Rosy. She had her heartworm treatment done on August 31st.

“Rosy is a gentle sweetheart,” the rescue told us. “She loves everyone, though she is a bit tentative on first meeting. She does well with adults, children and other dogs. She is very humble and affectionate, and joyfully accepts cuddles!” Click here to view more photos of Rosy.

RADAR paid $300 towards Rosy’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

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UPDATE! Rosy has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund $100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Karen Roth; Felicity MacGrain; Susan Stephens

Added on September 24, 2016.

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