We agreed to help Skippy in a Jif! This approximately nine-year-old Shepherd-Husky mix arrived as a stray at the Rowan County Animal Shelter in Kentucky on July 24th. Skippy must have broken free from a chain, since it was still hanging from his collar when he arrived. Although now free from his chained life, senior Skippy still had to deal with an overcrowded and stressful shelter. He would lay up against his kennel gate pleading to get out, trying to avoid the hard concrete floor.
On July 30th, STAR (Saving the Animals of Rowan) was able to get Skippy out of the shelter and into the comfort of a temporary foster home. Skippy still needed his vetting and neutering done. STAR participates in the Morehead State University Veterinary Technology Program (MSU-VTP). Once a month several STAR dogs get a week of vet care and treatment at a vastly reduced cost. With STAR overwhelmed with so many recent dogs in need of costly vet care, RADAR offered to cover all the costs for the STAR dogs at MSU-VTP in September.
Skippy was among the STAR dogs at MSU-VTP the week of September 23rd. For only $65, Skippy received all of his initial vetting, was neutered and got a full week of vet care and TLC! He tested heartworm negative. STAR had this to share about Skippy: “He’s a sweet old guy. He gets along with other dogs, but certainly seems to like people very much. Skippy deserves a chain-free life full of love during his senior years.” Click here to view more photos of Skippy.
RADAR paid $65 for all Skippy’s veterinary care and neutering costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Skippy have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Skippy has officially been pulled by Joe Joe’s Place Rescue! Not only does he have rescue, but also has a new name – Fred!
UPDATE (September 22, 2014) We inquired about Skippy from his rescue. He passed about about 2 months ago after a brief, sudden illness.
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 Skippy:
Linda Hoffecker; Tina Muncy; Jackie Stanley
Added on October 10, 2013.