Suzie was found as a stray in early October, and taken to the Gwinnett County Animal Control shelter in Georgia. This approximately seven-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound was in grave danger at this high-kill shelter. If the space was needed, she was a likely candidate to be euthanized. Animal advocate Kathe Dotson got the word out about Suzie. On October 19th, the Animal Alliance rescue in New Jersey agreed to take Suzie if Kathe could take care of the initial vetting costs.
At this shelter, spaying and neutering is done before the dog leaves, and is part of the pull fee, which Kathe personally paid. During Suzie’s spaying on October 22nd, the vet found a lot of scar tissue from what appeared to be puncture wounds, as well as an abscess. In the process of treating her, Suzie developed kennel cough. When Kathe picked up Suzie on October 26th, Suzie was on antibiotics for an infection and still had an open wound that was draining. Kathe took Suzie to her vet to get stitches to close the wound and additional vet care.
As the weeks passed, Suzie got progressively better, and was healthy enough for her big transport in mid-November to Animal Alliance. She shared her transport ride with another RADAR-assisted dog, Linda, who was also heading for Animal Alliance! Click here to see more photos of Suzie.
Suzie’s post-spaying (and very unexpected) vet treatment totaled $225. Kathe was able to raise $100, but asked for RADAR’s assistance to cover the other $125, and we agreed.
RADAR has paid the remaining $125 balance of Suzie’s vet bills.
UPDATE! All funds for Suzie have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Suzie has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Suzie:
Maryann Mazer; Carol Brink; Rick Thompson & Ken Siegert, in memory of Sweet Chloe
Added on November 30, 2012.