Dutchess’ Second Chance

by Brittany Shannon on August 27, 2010 at 6:09 am

Thanks to generous community support, a dog who was near-death, was given a new life, and a second chance at it.

Valerie miller found Dutchess along Dutch School Road more than two weeks ago in Frazeysburg. At the time, she was skin-and bones and severely malnourished. Not having the funds to foot an extensive vet bill, she reached out to the community for help, and received an outpouring of donations and people who just wanted to help Dutchess. One such person, is Kim Piccone who held a bake sale today in support.

"I saw the pictures of this poor dog, and I almost cried. It was just so sad the way she looked, and I wanted to do something to help," says Piccone.

In two weeks, the dog has gained 17 pounds, and Valerie says close to $630 have been raised, covering most of the vet bills.

"The support from the community has been great and I was just overwhelmed with how much they came through and helped her. Thanks to everyone that’s helped with the support of the community, Dutchess lived," says Miller.

Dutchess still needs some more medical treatment. Another bake sale will be held at "We Love Pets" Saturday at 10 a.m. Donations are also being taken at Century National Bank branches, and the Animal Medical Surgical Center in Coshocton. You need to call the Center at 740 622-0013 and ask to donate to the Valerie Miller account.