With this dog’s story, you’ll be able to grin and Bear it! He was one of nine very mixed-breed stray puppies who arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in Princeton, WV on March 18th. The nine pups were dubbed “The Feral Pups” since they were unsocialized. Despite being adorable puppies, no one took them. On March 30th, all nine dogs went Code Red, and were scheduled to be euthanized on April 3rd.

The Mercer County Volunteers, who are so dedicated to saving the dogs at this shelter, urgently got the word out about the fate of these nine pups. On March 31st, RADAR made an offer to help cover up to $300 in initial vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take several of these at-risk puppies. The very next day, April 1st, Paws for Seniors rescue in Virginia agreed to take the four male pups. However, when they came to get the pups (a 500-mile roundtrip), they also took six other dogs as well!

The pups got their initial vetting and neutering done on April 5th. With the cost only $75 for each, RADAR’s $300 offer fully paid for Bear and three of the other pups (Cody, Fuzzy and Toby). To see more photos of Bear, click here.

RADAR paid Bear’s initial vetting and neutering costs of $75.

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

UPDATE! Bear has been adopted! His foster Mom couldn’t give him up, and is now his Forever Mom! Bear also has a new name… Shiloh!

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 Bear:

Michael Adams; Diana Berkstresser

Added on April 10, 2013.

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