Like most hounds from this area in very rural West Virginia, Fred, a seven-year-old Redtick Coonhound, spent most of his days chained to a box when not being forced to hunt. But that all changed when his owner ended up incarcerated. The owner’s elderly and blind grandmother was tasked with caring for Fred and two of his other dogs. A bit too much for grandma to deal with, she surrendered all three dogs to the Pocahontas County Animal Control shelter in West Virginia in mid-August. End of story? Not quite!

A few weeks later, the dogs’ owner got out of jail and reclaimed all three dogs. Fast forward to November 9th, when Fred’s owner found himself returning to prison. This time he surrendered Fred and Blue, one of the other two dogs, to the shelter himself. It’s unknown what became of the third dog. While Blue was rescued in December, Fred had no such luck. What he needed was an advocate.

And that’s just what he got with De Anna Lynn of Advocates for Shelter Animals of Pocahontas Co., WV (ASAP)! To better enable Fred to secure a rescue placement, De Anna wanted to get this older boy’s vetting care done, including dental treatment that he needed. On December 13th, she asked RADAR to assist with Fred, and we agreed at once to cover all of his costs.

Fred had his vetting, blood testing, neutering and dental treatment done on January 16th. De Anna shared this with us about him: “Fred is a big sweetie who loves ear rubs! He’s good with other dogs but bayed at cats, so no kitties for this handsome Redtick!” Click here to view more photos of Fred.

RADAR paid all of Fred’s vetting, blood testing, neutering and dental treatment costs, totaling $329.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Fred has rescue with PAW Partnership for Animal Welfare!

UPDATE! Fred has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Fred:

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Tina Muncy; Gail O’Connor

Added on January 25, 2018.

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