Addie’s timid attitude at the shelter gave her little latitude in finding a rescue. On December 18th, Addie was brought to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina as a stray. The stunning two to three-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix had her situation further complicated when she tested heartworm positive. The shelter was filled to capacity, and Addie, despite being very sweet, gentle and loving, was at the top of the shelter’s euthanasia list.

Gretchen Kozen, RADAR’s liaison for Duplin County, wasted no time in requesting our help for Addie (who was originally called Ruby). In order to encourage a rescue to take Addie, we immediately provided an offer to help with her heartworm treatment costs. On January 10th, Best Friend Pet Adoption, a rescue based in North Carolina, stepped up to take Addie! She had her heartworm treatment on February 25th and 26th.

“Sweet Addie is beautiful!” her foster told us. “She enjoys being active outside on long walks or runs with us. Although she appears to have been an outdoor dog, she has settled in nicely to being indoors and has quickly learned what a comfy place the couch can be! Addie is nervous around men (she shows signs of being abused in her past); however, we are currently working with a trainer to curb her anxiety in these situations. We believe Addie would be a wonderful addition to any active family.” To view more photos of Addie, click here.

RADAR paid all $238 of the heartworm treatment costs for Addie.

UPDATE! All funds for Addie have been raised! Thank you!

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UPDATE! Addie has been adopted! She waited for the perfect home for more than 1-1/2 years, but now she has a Mom, Dad and 3 fur-siblings, Max, Shiloh, and Ricky!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Addie:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Gretchen Kozen; Holly Stine; Sherry Hutchison; Maureen & Duke Adams, in memory of their neighbor, Nelson Slye

Added on March 13, 2016.

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