We’ve been told that Sirius is anything but serious! This delightful and affectionate one-year-old brindled Bully Breed-Lab mix arrived as a stray at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on October 25th. He appeared to have an injury to his back right leg. While he could walk and put weight on the leg, there was clearly an issue with it. Sirius was so terrified of being at the shelter that he would not leave his kennel on a leash. However, after a volunteer carried him outside, he was great on the leash and was a complete sweetheart!

On October 31st, Gretchen Kozen, RADAR’s liaison with the shelter, asked for our help for Sirius. We provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs to encourage a rescue to take him. On November 2nd, Ruby’s Misfits Animal Rescue in North Carolina pulled Sirius! A vet examination and x-ray on December 2nd indicated that he will need surgery to replace a joint in his leg to prevent serious osteoarthritis in the future.

“Sirius is one of the sweetest dogs we have had come through the rescue,” we were told. “He is great with dogs (as long as they don’t jump on him) and is unfazed by cats. He is a huge lover and is so amazing! He can’t wait to get through the next couple of months so that his surgery and recovery are behind him and he can begin a new chapter in his life with a forever home of his own!” Click here to view more photos of Sirius.

RADAR paid all of the initial vetting, x-ray and medication costs for Sirius, which totaled $215.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Sirius has been adopted!

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

Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Cathy Moore; Melissa Reed; Benny Rothe; Liam Paskvan; Tina Muncy; Robert Cameron

Added on December 29, 2016.

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