The story of Sweets is a bittersweet tale. We don’t know when or why this English Pointer mix, who was estimated to be about two-years old, ended up at the Beaufort County Animal Control shelter in Washington, North Carolina. What we do know is that she was very much at-risk at the shelter. Not only did her breed mix make her less likely to be adopted or taken by a rescue, but Sweets also had a ruptured and infected mammary tumor that required urgent treatment.
When the plight of Sweets was brought to RADAR’s attention on May 15th, we immediately provided an offer to assist with her vet care costs as an incentive for a rescue to pull her. The next day, Dogs Hope Rescue in North Carolina, a rescue that focuses on English and German Shorthaired Pointers, agreed to take Sweets! She went directly from the shelter to the vet to begin her treatment.
Sweets had her tumor surgery on May 20th. The vet was cautious about the prognosis for Sweets. However, based on the x-ray, it doesn’t appear that the tumor had metastasized. While Sweets tested positive for heartworm, it was minimally so. As for being two-years old, the vet thinks Sweets might be as old as eight!
But then the news got much better for Sweets. On her transport to the rescue, Julie, one of the transport volunteers, fell in love with Sweets and adopted her (she had previously adopted from Dogs Hope)! We’ve been told that Sweets is indeed very sweet, and loves attention. Sweets also likes treats! Click here to see more photos of Sweets.
RADAR paid $161 of the $261 vetting and surgery bill for Sweets. ($100 was covered by a sponsorship of Sweets through Dogs Hope Rescue.)
UPDATE! Sweets has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Sweets 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 Sweets:
Diana Berkstresser; Bill Sacrey; Lea Davis; Dorian Edwin
Added on May 23, 2013.