Droopy had a good reason to look, act and feel droopy. This approximately eight-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound was brought to the Pocahontas County Animal Control shelter in West Virginia on October 28th. His owner dragged Droopy into the shelter, shoved him into a cage, ripped off his collar, slammed the door shut and stormed off expecting that Droopy would be put down. But Droopy’s endearing personality made him simply irresistible to the shelter staff and volunteers who immediately began trying to find Droopy a new home or rescue.

Pocahontas County is by far the most rural shelter RADAR has assisted. We typically define rural counties as those with population densities of less than 250 people per square mile. Pocahontas has only nine people per square mile! With such a remote location and small population, few people get to meet the many wonderful dogs like Droopy. Fortunately, these dogs (and cats) have an avid advocate to help them find a rescue or adopter. De Anna through her Advocates for Shelter Animals of Pocahontas Co., WV (ASAP) works endlessly to help these animals.

It was on Christmas Day that we explored ways to help Droopy with De Anna (we told you she works endlessly!). She had begun a new program with the shelter to get adoptable dogs like Droopy fully vetted to make them more adopter and rescue ready. We agreed to cover Droopy’s costs. He had his initial vetting and neutering done on January 15th. De Anna told us this about Droopy: “He’s good with most other dogs, kids and all adults. Droopy is a total sweetheart!” To view more photos of Droopy, click here.

RADAR paid all of Droopy’s initial vetting and neutering costs, which totaled $194. RADAR also paid $150 towards temporary boarding costs for Droopy. RADAR’s total commitment for Droopy was $344.

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

UPDATE! Droopy has been pulled by Sweet Vernon Rescue of Rhode Island! He has been re-named “Juno” in honor of Kerry Varr’s late grandmother Gladys “June” Miller. What better way to honor a life than by saving one.

UPDATE! Until transport can be arranged, Droopy has gone into temporary boarding. RADAR is contributing $150 towards this cost (thank you, Susan Weiss!).

UPDATE! Droopy 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 Droopy:

Chloe’s SOS Fund (Saving Our Seniors); Britney Aldridge / Critter Captions; Susan Weiss

Added on January 18, 2014.

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