Bruno had a brush with death in the form of a paint brush. This approximately three-year-old Pit Bull mix arrived as a stray at the Lee County Animal Services shelter in North Carolina on May 25th. Bad enough to be a Pit Bull mix in a high-kill shelter, but Bruno was one of 13 very unlucky dogs who found themselves on death row because their kennels had to be vacated for repainting, that is set to last for up to two months. Yes, you read that right.

With only one day left, on June 12th the Lee County Animal Advocacy volunteers urgently networked the 13 dogs. RADAR immediately made offers on Bruno and two others most at risk as an incentive for a rescue to take them. That same day, Educate A Bull Rescue in Buffalo, New York, agreed to take Bruno! The other two dogs with RADAR offers were taken by a rescue that declined our assistance. Most of the other dogs were pulled by rescues. After much pleading, the shelter has received special permission from the state to double-kennel dogs. This will mean that they only lose a few kennels, instead of half of their kennels.

Bruno had his initial vetting and neutering done on June 17th. Good news: he tested negative for heartworm. The folks with the Lee County Animal Advocacy told us this about Bruno: “He’s extremely friendly. He is not jumpy on his walk, and does well on a leash. Bruno looks excited all the time, but really isn’t overly energetic.” Click here to see more photos of Bruno.

RADAR paid all of Bruno’s initial vetting and neutering costs of $195.

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

UPDATE! Bruno 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 Bruno:

Diana Berkstresser; Dorian Edwin

Added on June 19, 2013.

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