Skeeter needed to skedaddle out of the shelter. A two-year-old Pit Bull mix, Skeeter was a stray who arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina way back on November 10th. Not only was she black and a Pit Bull mix, but also pregnant. Skeeter desperately needed a rescue commitment to avoid giving birth in the stressful shelter environment.
On November 12th, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, Gretchen Kozen, urgently asked for RADAR’s help with Skeeter. We provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take Skeeter. And within a few days, Adoption First Animal Rescue in North Carolina committed to take Skeeter and she was safely out of the shelter! She gave birth to five pups, but sadly, two of the pups didn’t survive. Skeeter was spayed on March 28th.
The rescue told us this about Skeeter: “She is a sweet girl. She came to us unsure about everything and it took a little time for her to warm up, but she has blossomed into such an amazing little lady. She loves kids and is gentle as can be with them, and enjoys all the cuddles she receives. She is quite fond of other dogs. She is wonderful on a leash and is quick to learn everything. Skeeter loves to be loved and she just wants to be close to everyone. She is just perfect!” Click here to view more photos of Skeeter.
RADAR paid all of Skeeter’s spaying costs, which totaled $112.
UPDATE! All funds for Skeeter have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Skeeter has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Skeeter:
Laura Jones; Karolay Aldave; Karen Dymond
Added on April 10, 2016.