Even without Bailey or the Ringling Brothers, this Barnum is a one-dog circus who will steal the show! Approximately two years old, Barnum is a mix of some possible combination of Dachshund, Corgi and Plott Hound. His owners were unable to care for him, so he was picked up by animal control and taken to the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on September 30th. October came and went, but Barnum remained at the shelter, where he was at an ever greater risk of being euthanized.

As an incentive for a rescue to take Barnum, on November 2nd, RADAR provided an assistance offer for him. When Melissa Payne of Missions of Mercy Rescue in Pennsylvania saw that we were willing to help with Barnum, it allowed her to rescue him. The next day, November 3rd, Barnum was safe!

Barnum had his initial vetting and neutering done on November 5th. Luckily, he tested heartworm negative. Melissa told us this: “Thank you so much for the help. I could not have rescued Barnum without you.” And we could not have helped without counting on your help. To see more photos of Barnum, click here.

RADAR paid all of Barnum’s initial vetting and neutering costs of $163.

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

UPDATE! Barnum 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 Barnum:

Wendy Ransome; Jackie Stanley; Susan Jackson; Andrea Buisker; Mary O’Toole-Klemm; J. Francisco; Amy Spencer

Added on November 10, 2013.

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