News-Herald story helps Red find a home

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Suffolk News-Herald

Red is home now.

On Monday, the red chow, rescued and nursed back from near death four months ago by Master Cleaners employee Barbara Veda, moved to his new home in Kilby Shores. Earlier this month, Veda, who is moving to Gates County, N.C. in August, made a public appeal to find a new home for Red.


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Because of his past abuse and neglect, Red has some idiosyncrasies – panic attacks, a refusal to come inside the house – that were making it difficult for her to find a new owner. If no one had come forth, Veda planned to have the animal put to sleep.

Luckily, Garland and Faye Robertson came to the rescue.

&uot;I was thinking about getting a new dog,&uot; said Faye, choking back tears as she recalled Sandy, the beloved black lab/golden retriever mix that she lost last year.

&uot;We called after seeing the article in the paper,&uot; she continued. &uot;Once I saw the dog, I just could imagine him being euthanized.&uot;

After several hours in his new digs, Red seemed happy, Faye said. He spent the day meeting her grandchildren and playing with the new doggie toys that were waiting for him.

&uot;He’s doing fine,&uot; she said. &uot;He’s very loving and gets along with everybody.&uot;

Meanwhile, Veda isn’t severing all ties with Red.

At the Robertson’s invitation, she will be spending some time with the pooch each afternoon for awhile to make sure he adjusts to the change.

Veda said she is grateful to the Robertson’s for adopting Red.