The dogs are: 10 year old Roscoe, 3 year old Belle, 2 year old Sadie, and 2 year old Becca.
They were pack mates who ended up in the shelter as a result of a break up. All temperament evaluations were wonderful: sweet dogs showing no signs of aggression. However, none had been spayed or neutered and 2 had heartworm – a very serious condition that can be avoided through the use of monthly heartworm preventative. Now, lots of medical costs and painful treatment loomed in their future.
Volunteers in PA and NJ stepped up to foster. And the Board of Directors agreed that the rescue would take on the medical costs. Graham Price, a caring shelter worker, took all 4 dogs home with him to keep them safe while we scrambled to come up with a plan to bring the dogs North. Graham used the time to get the girls spayed and Roscoe neutered. He also got them all their necessary shots and health certificates and ACDRA reimbursed him for the medical care. Total spent on shelter fees and medical care thus far: $505.
Now, to find a way to bring them North.