To paraphrase the old proverb, “Where there is a Wilma, there is a way!” This five-year-old Labrador Retrieve mix arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on September 1st. It is not known if Wilma was a stray or an owner surrender. Despite being a friendly dog, she had no adopter or rescue interest. As a black dog in a high-kill rural shelter, time was not on Wilma’s side. Within a week she was on the shelter’s euthanasia list.
On September 8th, Gretchen Kozen, an advocate for the Duplin dogs, requested our help for Wilma. We provided an offer to assist with Wilma’s vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On September 12th, Adoption First Animal Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Wilma! She had her initial vetting and spaying done on September 16th and 17th.
Staci Ventura with the rescue had this to share with us: “I went and spent some time with Wilma at her boarding kennel, and I love her! She has such spunk for a five-year-old dog, and Wilma just loves attention! She is weary about other dogs. Whenever anyone comes around, she runs right to them!” To see more photos of Wilma, click here.
RADAR paid $150 towards Wilma’s initial vetting and spaying costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Wilma have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Wilma has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Wilma:
Black Dog Fund; Diana Berkstresser
Added on October 4, 2014.