This Victoria was no queen, and had no palace, let alone a home or throne, so she was forced to roam. On January 7th, Victoria was picked-up as a stray along I-81 and taken to the Smyth County Animal Shelter in Virginia. Approximately three years old and a Pit Bull Terrier mix, it was apparent that Victoria had been a parent many times. Her breed mix put her life at risk at this small rural shelter.

On January 11th, shelter animal advocate Kathryn Haddock asked RADAR to help Victoria (who was known as Jess at the shelter). We provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs to help encourage a rescue to pull Victoria. On January 28th, City Dogs Rescue in Washington, DC committed to taking Victoria! She had a her initial vetting done the same day, and was spayed on February 8th.

“Victoria is an incredibly calm, unassuming, and loving dog,” her foster told us. “She fit right into our daily routines and loves just being part of the “pack.” She allowed both my dog and my cat to warm up to her on their own timetables. She is her happiest when around people. She is content to just be in their presence; however, she also loves to nap while her humans are away. Whatever the opposite of destructive is, Victoria is it. What a wonderful dog!” Click here to view more photos of Victoria.

RADAR paid $150 towards Victoria’s initial vetting and spaying costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Victoria have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Victoria 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 Victoria:

Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Laurel Farmer; Kelly HessLinda Siegert & Ernie Lenton / Collars of Hope Creations

Added on February 28, 2016.

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