What could be smarter than saving Carter? As Carter’s story unfolds, the need for helping him was even greater than it first appeared. A six-year-old Beagle mix, Carter arrived as a stray on June 30th at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Carter’s owners were located and contacted, but they refused to claim him. He was blind in one eye, partially deaf and heartworm positive. He had a very limited time to secure a rescue commitment at this rural shelter.
On July 2nd, Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, asked for our help with Carter. We provided an offer to assist with Carter’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. A few days later, and just in time, Sandhill Beagles Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Carter!
X-rays revealed that Carter had eight BB pellets in him. The vet suspected that a BB pellet was the cause of the blindness in his one eye. Carter was able to get his heartworm treatment done on July 20th. “Carter is a gentle soul,” the rescue told us. “He loves being loved and cuddled. He is relaxed and easygoing. He is great with other dogs!” To see more photos of Carter, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Carter.
UPDATE! All funds for Carter have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Carter has been adopted!
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Added on August 4, 2016.