A "Dollup" of love to help a fire station mascot
Sat, 03 May 2014 03:29:27 GMT —
A fundraiser will be held Saturday on behalf of a new furry friend at one of Horry County Fire Rescue's stations.
Dollup is a four-month-old fire dog at Station 7.
The station's former captain had a dog that gave birth to a litter of puppies.
After the captain died suddenly in January, Dollup needed a home.
"She had a special connection with the station we wanted to keep with our old captain," said Rob Mullaney of Horry County Fire and Rescue.
The station welcomed her with open arms.
But only a week after owning her, a veterinarian told them something was wrong with her tail.
It was broken, and she had little feeling in her lower back.
The surgery to fix it came with a $6,000 price tag.
The fire station didn't have that money, so they had to consider giving her away.
Noah's Ark Rescue stepped-in to help them out, and after the surgery Dollup is doing much better.
"I'm glad that Dollup is at the station, and I'm glad that we didn't give her away," said Rob's son Shea who has grown close to Dollup, as well.
On Saturday, May 3rd, Fire Station 7 is having a benefit to raise money so they can pay back Noah's Ark Rescue.
It'll be at the Bass Pro Shops on 10177 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach.
The event will run from 12p.m. to 5p.m.