Barney is a handsome brown-eyed Beagle-Basset Hound mix. Just look at those eyes! And that face! And that expression! Approximately one-year old, Barney showed up as a stray in late October in the Ashe County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina. Surely his owners would come looking for him. But no one came for him during his one-week holding period.

Certainly a dog this adorable would be quickly adopted or taken by a rescue. Despite the best efforts of volunteers with the Friends of Ash County Animals (FACA) to find an adopter or rescue, there was no interest in Barney. As the days turned into weeks, on November 26th, the shelter gave Barney a final deadline of December 3rd.

The efforts of the FACA volunteers to save Barney kicked into overdrive! RADAR provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. Just as all hope seemed to be fading, the North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Barney! Click here to see more photos of Barney.

Barney had his initial vetting and neutering done on December 7th. The rescue took care of all of his vaccines and microchipping, and RADAR paid for his neutering and heartworm testing. The great news is that he tested negative for heartworm! On December 10th Barney went to his foster home, and is now awaiting his forever home.

As Beth Phillips of the North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue reminded us, “Everything in rescue revolves around funds, so it’s an incredible gift RADAR is giving to dogs in need.” And for that, we thank all of our supporters who make it possible.

RADAR has paid the full $92 bill for Barney’s heartworm testing and neutering.

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

UPDATE! Barney has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

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

Crystal Witmer; Claire Holzner

Added on December 11, 2012.

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