Ziggy was one of six dogs abandoned by their owner to fend for themselves. When animal control picked them up on November 9th and tracked down their owner, the owner said he didn’t want the dogs anymore, so they were all surrendered to the small, outdoor Bertie County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Ziggy, a Beagle estimated to be eight to ten years old, had a facial abscess, growth on his rectum, and very swollen feet. He was in urgent need of a rescue and medical care.
Vicky, a volunteer with the Bertie County Humane Society, tries to check up on the dogs at the shelter every day. With Ziggy’s facial abscess draining and looking infected, Vicky asked the Bertie County Humane Society to pull him so he could go to the vet for treatment. Meanwhile, Barbara Keller, a shelter animal advocate, asked RADAR for help with Ziggy and we agreed. With RADAR’s assistance and a local foster lined up, the Bertie County Humane Society pulled Ziggy on November 16th.
Ziggy began getting his much-needed vet care and treatment on November 16th. The next day he was neutered. Once he was well enough, Ziggy was off to his foster home. “He is very sweet,” Ziggy’s foster mom told us. “He loves to be hugged and rubbed. He enjoys just lying around!” Click here to view more photos of Ziggy.
RADAR paid all of Ziggy’s initial vetting and neutering costs, which totaled $133.
UPDATE! Ziggy has been transferred to Peaceful Passings Senior Animal Rescue!
UPDATE! Ziggy has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Ziggy have been raised! Thank you!
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A special thank you to the following contributors, who fully funded Ziggy:
Paul & Priscilla Rothe
Added on December 18, 2016.