Photo: Asheville Citizen-Times
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Asheville Humane Society has created a memorial fund to honor Adorable, the Pinscher/Dachshund mix rescue pup profiled in news stories in the Citizen-Times and other media last year. Adorable died recently of undisclosed "medical complications," the society announced.
Adorable was found as a stray in Weaverville in late April, having lost the use of her rear legs, most due to trauma to her spine. Buncombe County Animal Shelter animal care manager Paul Vis constructed a doggy-sized wheeled device chair for the dog so she could get around using on her front legs.
Adorable was adopted in September by the family that had been her foster home.
"We would like to honor Adorable's recent passing with the first memorial plaque, engraved in her honor, of our soon-to-be-constructed Memorial Wall," the humane society said in a press release. "The wall will be part of the Donald C. Jones Memorial Garden. Funds raised will go toward the life-saving care of animals like Adorable."
The stated goal of the online fundraiser at www.youcaring.com is $1,000, and $350 had been raised as of last this past week. The fundraiser continues until Jan. 13.
Asheville Humane Society spent more than $46,000 during the past fiscal year to save the lives of special needs animals, in addition to the daily cost of routine medical care, according to the nonprofit.
"Even though we are deeply saddened by the news of (Adorable's) passing, we are comforted to know that Adorable was genuinely loved by her family and all of us who were inspired by her incredible story," the statement continued.
To contribute to the Adorable memorial fund, visit http://bit.ly/1kcgDoP or follow the link on Asheville Humane Society's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AshevilleHumane.