It would take more than a nod and a wink to save Tink! This one-year-old Pit Bull mix arrived as a stray at the Rowan County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on September 4th. Tink needed to get out of the shelter by September 10th or she would face a gruesome death by gassing. It didn’t help that Tink was a Pit Bull mix and a black dog; both greatly reduced her odds of getting adopted or taken by a rescue.
When RADAR found out about Tink’s urgent plight on September 9th, we immediately placed an assistance offer as an incentive for a rescue to pull her. On September 10th, Tink was one of four remaining dogs on death row. One by one, the other three were saved. Then, just moments before she was to die, Tink was pulled and provided with a temporary foster for rescue placement! A few days later Ruff Love Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Tink.
On October 11th, Tink had her initial vetting and spaying done. Tink is now in her rescue foster home and doing great. Her foster mom, Samantha Long, reported that Tink is feeling so good that she is having a hard time keeping her calm! Tink attended her first Ruff Love Rescue adoption event on October 19th. Click here to view more photos of Tink.
RADAR paid $150 towards Tink’s initial vetting and spaying costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Tink have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Tink has been adopted!
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 Tink:
Jackie Stanley; Rachel Grant; Helen Martin-Bacon; Jennifer Wallin; Barbara Chesnik
Added on October 24, 2013.