Vinny was a very vulnerable dog, and not just once, but twice. An 18-month-old Chihuahua, Vinny was one of 11 dogs left chained outside and starving in Rowan County, North Carolina. Animal control responded immediately when they received an anonymous call on June 12th. All 11 dogs were seized and taken to the Rowan County Animal Shelter the same day. According to the animal control officers, the dogs had been without food or water for some time, and were near death. A local vet volunteered her services to exam the dogs and provide essential vet treatment. She determined that with proper care, all the dogs should fully recover.

Five of the 11 dogs were adopted (four of those were puppies), but Vinny and the five other adult dogs were running out of time at the shelter. They had until June 25th to get adopted or taken by a rescue. If not, despite enduring such hardship, Vinny and the other dogs would be euthanized.

Laura Roberts of Road Home Rescue in North Carolina refused to allow these dogs to die after all that they had been through. She requested RADAR’s assistance, and we agreed to help. With the help of Connie Ray, Road Home Rescue saved all six at-risk dogs! Vinny and Chloe are being fostered by Laura, while Connie is fostering the foursome of LibbyLizzyLola and Louie.

Vinny had his initial vetting and neutering done on July 10th. Luckily, he tested heartworm negative. Laura shared this with us about Vinny: “He loves his meals, and comes running and sits at my feet ready to eat!” Click here to view more photos of Vinny.

RADAR paid all of Vinny’s initial vetting and neutering costs of $115.

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

UPDATE! Vinny 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 Vinny:

Diana Berkstresser

Added on July 14, 2013.

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