Trix are for kids, but Trixie is for keeps! This approximately ten-year-old German Spitz-Corgi mix arrived at the Pocahontas County Animal Control shelter in West Virginia on November 27th. Trixie was brought to the shelter by the folks who found her as a stray. At her age and size, and wearing a collar, it seemed likely that her owners would come looking for her. But no one came for Trixie. She also had something wrong with her left eye. The shelter staff treated her eye with an ointment, but there was no improvement.
Partnering with De Anna and her Advocates for Shelter Animals of Pocahontas Co., WV (ASAP), on December 18th, RADAR provided an assistance offer for Trixie as an incentive for a rescue to take her. Then, like a Christmas miracle, on December 24th, Corena with the Highland County Humane Society (HCHS) in Virginia contacted De Anna to work out details to take Trixie!
De Anna wasted no time. On December 26th, Trixie had her initial vetting done so that she could be on a December 30th transport to HCHS. Follow-up vetting revealed good news and bad news. The good news was that Trixie was already spayed. The bad news was that her left eye had a congenital defect known as entropion, where the eyelashes grow inward, causing constant irritation and discomfort. Trixie’s left eye was also about half it’s normal size. The vet determined that it would be best to remove the eye. The surgery, along with dental treatment, was done on January 15th. Click here to see more photos of Trixie.
RADAR paid $224 towards Trixie’s initial vetting, dental treatment and eye surgery.
UPDATE! All funds for Trixie have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Trixie has been adopted… by her foster family!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Trixie:
Chloe’s SOS Fund (Saving Our Seniors); Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Freya Hill; Robert Cameron; Kay Poston; Trish Newberg
Added on January 21, 2014.