No one could blame Blue for feeling a bit blue and sad when he arrived at the Pocahontas County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on September 20th. This eight- to ten-year-old stray Bluetick Coonhound was found in the rural mountains, and he likely was a discarded hunting dog. Not only was he was Lyme positive, but he also badly needed some dental care and other medical care, including checking for a possible eye infection and antibiotics for his Lyme disease. Would anyone have an interest in a throwaway older Hound?
Happily for Blue, De Anna Lynn, through her Advocates for Shelter Animals of Pocahontas Co., WV (ASAP), was successful in finding a potential placement for him. The Highland County Humane Society (HCHS) in Virginia was interested in Blue if they could get some funding assistance for his costly dental care. Corena Huffman with HCHS contacted RADAR on behalf of Blue on October 13th. Would it be possible for us to help this senior out? Because we love senior dogs, of course, we agreed to assist with Blue! He quickly found himself at the vet, getting tests and dental work, including the extraction of eight teeth on October 22nd.
“Blue was well-liked at the pound,” De Anna told us. “He was a good dog who got along with everyone and everything.” Blue is safe in foster care with two other Hounds and three cats. “He feels better already with his medical treatment,” his foster said. “This boy has really settled in and come out of his shell. He doesn’t meet a stranger and will make someone a really nice dog.” To see more photos of Blue, click here.
RADAR paid all $415 of the testing and dental treatment costs for Blue.
UPDATE! All funds for Blue have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Blue, please contact the Highland County Humane Society.
Added on November 7, 2019.