A stray dog with an up-to-date microchip should not end up as an at-risk dog in death row. When Roxy arrived as a stray at the Bartow County Animal Control shelter in northern Georgia on September 17th, she was scanned for a microchip, and had one. Her owners were contacted, but never came to claim her. So this elegant two-year-old Lab-Boxer mix, who was aptly nicknamed “Miss Hugs-a-Lot”, faced being euthanized if not taken by a rescue by 4 p.m. on September 24th.

With so many dogs, and not enough rescues with enough fosters or funds, too many dogs like Roxy have a slim chance of surviving a high-kill shelter. The outstanding folks at You Lucky Dog Rescue (YLDR) in Georgia had the fosters, but only enough funds to pull one dog. They had decided to take Daisy. But thanks to the tireless efforts of Lori Heath, RADAR’s Regional Coordinator in Georgia, RADAR had committed to cover Daisy’s initial vetting costs. This allowed YLDR to take a second dog, Grace.

With a leap of financial faith (and a vital foster available), YLDR just could not leave Roxy at the shelter to die a few hours later. So they took her, along with Daisy and Grace! When we found out about this, RADAR committed to cover Roxy’s initial vetting costs. Click here to see more photos of Roxy.

Roxy had her initial vetting done on September 25th. We’re pleased to report that she tested negative for heartworm. She is now living the good life in her foster home.

RADAR paid Roxy’s entire initial vetting bill of $113.

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

UPDATE! Roxy 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 Roxy:

Liz & John Partlow; Elizabeth Lavoie; Rebecca Kuga

Added on September 25, 2012.

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