Just like her name, Sweet Mama is the sweetest, most loving gal you could meet! A five-year-old Lab mix, Sweet Mama was picked up as a stray, along with her two four-month-old puppies, by animal control on August 8th and taken to the Lenoir County SPCA shelter in North Carolina. She appeared to have been used for breeding. She was underweight, missing most of her fur and her teeth were very worn. She was obviously not well taken care of. And, she was heartworm positive.
On August 19th, Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina contacted RADAR seeking our assistance for Sweet Mama (known as Queen Bee at the shelter). If we could help with her heartworm costs, the rescue would pull her and place her in a foster home. We agreed and she was out of the shelter and off to foster care the next day! Since going to the rescue, Sweet Mama had nine teeth removed and was spayed. She was able to get her heartworm treatment done October 4th.
“Sweet Mama is indeed very sweet and loves people,” her foster reported. “She is the lowest maintenance dog I’ve fostered. She is completely house trained, and great off-leash. Mama is a cuddle-bug and is content with your hand on her head at all times. Sweet Mama also does well with other dogs, but not cats.” Click here to view more photos of Sweet Mama.
RADAR paid all of Sweet Mama’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $358.
UPDATE! All funds for Sweet Mama have been raised! Thank you!
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 Sweet Mama:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Mrs. Dymond’s Fifth Grade Class; Lee & Tracey Meyers
If you are interested in adopting Sweet Mama, please contact Peak Lab Rescue.
Added on October 28, 2018.