As sad as the story is about Sugar Bear, there is a funny twist with the name. The rescue gave this sweet little girl the name Sugar. But then they found out that she was a he! So they added Bear to the name to give this guy a more masculine name. Poor Sugar Bear, a four-pound Maltese-Poodle mix, who is estimated to be 10 years old, was found along a rural dirt road near a puppy mill on September 1st. He was taken to the Bryan County Animal Control shelter in Georgia. Sugar Bear only had one tooth, but many sores in his mouth.
On September 4th, Cheryl Garland with Coastal Pet Rescue in Georgia requested RADAR’s help so that they could commit to take Sugar Bear. We agreed at once. The rescue was going to pull Sugar Bear on September 8th. However, they received a call from animal control late on September 4th telling them that Sugar Bear had a seizure. The rescue did an emergency intake that evening. It turned out that the seizure was caused from hypoglycemia, which was the result of a bad case of pancreatitis. He spent a few days at the vet getting treatment and was released to his foster Mom on September 7th.
The vet determined that the only tooth Sugar Bear had left had to go as well. He had his initial vetting, dental care and neutering done on September 21st. A hole found in Sugar Bear’s sinus cavity was also repaired.
“Sugar Bear is a quiet little boy who just wants to snuggle on your lap,” Cheryl told us. “He is friendly to everyone (dogs, cats and people). He has no teeth but that doesn’t stop him from enjoying a hearty meal! He is a little guy just looking for someone to share his golden years with!” Click here to view more photos of little Sugar Bear.
RADAR paid $200 towards Sugar Bear’s initial vetting, dental care and neutering costs.
UPDATE! Sugar Bear has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Sugar Bear have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Sugar Bear:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; Judith Apy; Diana Berkstresser
Added on October 24, 2015.