This Flower was fading fast, and needed some Flower Power to keep blooming! Flower, an approximately six-year-old Beagle mix, arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia way back on July 6th. We don't know how or why Flower ended up at the shelter, but it appeared that she was not treated very well in her past life. As an older Beagle mix in a crowded kill shelter, Flower's life was greatly at risk.
How could we not help to save a Saint? And this Saint was in grave danger. About two years old, this Bluetick Coonhound arrived as a stray at the Montgomery County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina on October 29th. As just another hunting dog in a shelter with a 95% kill rate, Saint had little time and not much hope to get out alive. Oh, and Saint was also possibly pregnant, and probably heartworm positive.
One of the meanings of the name Lilah is languishing. And that's just what this one to two-year-old Lab mix did at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia. Lilah arrived as a stray on May 3rd (and was known as Novella at the shelter). Lilah languished without any adoption or rescue interest, and on May 15th was listed as urgent, and was at risk of being euthanized.
Chloe was rescued from one crisis only to face another. This 18-month-old Hound-Pointer mix was one of 11 dogs found chained outside and starving in Rowan County, North Carolina. An anonymous caller alerted animal control on June 12th, and they responded immediately. All 11 dogs were seized and taken to the Rowan County Animal Shelter the same day. The animal control officers indicated that the dogs had been without food or water for some time, and were near death.
Bad, bad Leroy Brown? Meaner than a junkyard dog? No, not this Leroy Brown! He's a two-year-old Hound-Beagle mix who arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on July 1st as a stray. Leroy Brown faced an uncertain, if not fatal, fate at the shelter because of his heartworm positive status.
With this dog's story, you'll be able to grin and Bear it! He was one of nine very mixed-breed stray puppies who arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in Princeton, WV on March 18th. The nine pups were dubbed "The Feral Pups" since they were unsocialized. Despite being adorable puppies, no one took them. On March 30th, all nine dogs went Code Red, and were scheduled to be euthanized on April 3rd.
Seven days and $60 dollars. That's all it took to save Grace! This two-year-old American Pit Bull mix arrived as a very thin stray at the Clayton County Animal Control shelter in Georgia on January 11th. As a Pit Bull mix in a high-kill shelter, she was very much at risk. The volunteers at Partners with Clayton County Animal Control got the word out about Grace (who was known as Elsie at the shelter).
Thanks to RADAR's supporters, Jericho is now good-to-go! This approximately four-year-old Lab-Hound mix arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on April 6th. As a heartworm positive dog, Jericho languished at the shelter. He finally ran out of time and ended up on the shelter's euthanasia list for May 22nd.
What do you call our assistance for this dog? Yes, a Band-Aid! This three-year-old Bluetick Coonhound arrived on July 9th as a stray at the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina. Handsome Band had an all too common handicap: he was heartworm positive. The cost of treatment is a hurdle too high for many rescues. This put Band's life on the line at the shelter.
Jiminy Cricket! This little one-year-old Rat Terrier mix was surrendered by her owner to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on March 1st. Her owner said Cricket just had too much energy, but Miss Cricket had no idea why she was at the shelter. And little did Cricket realize what a serious situation of life or death she was in.