This is our second senior Simba! Both 14 years old, and both from North Carolina! What are the odds? RADAR assisted the first Simba in November 2012. This Simba is an Australian Cattle Dog – Border Collie mix who arrived at the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on March 28th. Despite no signs of any health issues, his owner surrendered Simba to be euthanized due to the dog’s old age. Sweet Simba deserved a better fate than this. The shelter gave Simba a deadline of 3:30 pm on April 1st to find an adopter or rescue.
Christine Leone brought Simba to our attention on March 28th saying, “Simba is breaking my heart. Poor Soul.” The same day, as an incentive for a rescue to take Simba, we provided an offer to assist with his vet care. On April 1st, with only hours left, Karen Brown and Rescuing Animals In Need (RAIN) in Florida, with the assistance of Mountain Miracle for Mutts rescue in North Carolina, agreed to take Simba! He was pulled from the shelter with only minutes to spare and taken to a temporary foster home. Simba had his initial vetting done on April 8th.
Then there was even better news for Simba: he had an approved adopter, Glenise Ewalt, waiting for him in Indiana! Karen and Glenise met halfway in Kentucky on April 14th for Simba’s transfer from rescue to forever home. We were told this about Simba: “He is definitely good with kids! And, he still has some play left in him! He is gorgeous in person. Simba is shy, but extremely sweet!” Glenise had these comments: Simba will live out his years being loved and pampered! I’m so happy for him and for us!” Click here to see more photos of Simba.
RADAR paid all $187 of Simba’s initial vetting costs.
UPDATE! Simba has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Simba have been raised! Thank you!
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 Simba:
Chloe’s SOS Fund (Saving Our Seniors); Glenise & Warren Ewalt
Added on April 16, 2014.