Tabitha’s tale is one of twists and turns, including having her life saved twice, and the combined efforts to pay Tabitha’s tab at the vet! This one-year-old Terrier mix was surrendered to the Cleveland County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on December 5th. As an owner surrender, there was no mandatory holding period for Tabitha. She was scheduled to be euthanized December 9th.
Volunteers with the Greater Charlotte SPCA (GCSPCA) in North Carolina rescued Tabitha on December 7th! She appeared to be a happy and healthy dog, and was placed in a foster home with an adopter already interested. Tabitha had shared a kennel at the shelter with a puppy, and there was concern due a recent parvo outbreak at the shelter, but with Tabitha a year old, the risk seemed remote. However, on December 12th Tabitha was taken to the vet with parvo symptoms and tested positive. Extensive and expensive critical care treatment was required to save her life.
Fortunately, Tabitha fully recovered under her foster’s care, and was adopted on January 22nd! Unfortunately, Tabitha’s $511 vet bill was beyond the reach of the GCSPCA. When the organization turned to RADAR for help in mid-December, we offered to leverage our assistance with a challenge for GCSPCA donors: if they could raise $350, RADAR would pay the remaining $161. When the challenge stalled at $180, a generous GCSPCA supporter came forward to donate the $170 necessary to receive RADAR’s offer. Click here to see more photos of Tabitha.
RADAR paid the remaining $161 of Tabitha’s $511 vet bill.
UPDATE! Tabitha has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Tabitha have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on March 7, 2013.