We don’t know when, why or how this eight-month-old Lab mix ended up at the Greenville County Pet Care shelter in South Carolina. But what we do know is that while Zoe was otherwise healthy, including heartworm negative, she was suffering from demodicosis or demodectic mange, which was caused by stress and lack of proper nutrition. Although Demodicosis is relatively easy to treat, it does take time, and that was something Zoe didn’t have to spare at the shelter.
The folks at RescuedMe in North Carolina were not about to let Zoe suffer needlessly any longer. It was December 13th and they wanted to get her out by the next day. But they needed two things to save Zoe: a foster who would have the time, patience and experience to nurse Zoe back to full health, and the funds to cover her vet care.
The perfect foster, Heather Weimer, agreed to take Zoe! Heather was the same foster who had taken care of Fifi, another RADAR-assisted RescuedMe dog who had a similar condition, and recovered so well. Click here to see Fifi’s amazing Before and After photo. There was one slight hitch: Heather was away until December 18th. Now RescuedMe needed to cover both temporary boarding fees and vet care for Zoe.
RADAR to the rescue, or in this case, RADAR to the RescuedMe! On the same day, December 13th, we agreed to cover the estimated $160 costs for Zoe’s temporary boarding fees and vet care. On December 14th, Zoe was safely out of the shelter! For more photos of Zoe, click here.
RADAR has committed to covering Zoe’s temporary boarding fees and vetting costs, totaling $214.
UPDATE! All funds for Zoe have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Zoe has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Zoe:
Robert Cameron; Teah Glenn; Lawrence Dickinson; Sidney McCain; Ron Alba; Jennifer Siegert
Added on December 16, 2012.