Unlike the dispute between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, there was no duel to settle the dispute between this Hamilton and a hare, but the resolution was nearly as devastating. Hamilton, a three-year-old American English Coonhound mix, was a stray who showed up at a family’s house. While the family would have kept Hamilton since he was such a sweet dog, he and the family’s pet rabbit did not see eye to eye. So Hamilton was brought to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on July 6th. Hamilton was emaciated, had infected ears and showed other signs of neglect from his time as a stray.

On June 7th, Gretchen Kozen, RADAR’s liaison for the Duplin shelter, sought our help for Hamilton (who was originally known as Jamie at the shelter). We provided an offer to assist with Hamilton’s vetting costs to encourage a rescue to take him. The very next day, Anna Nirva, working with Gentle Jake’s Coonhound Rescue based in Ontario, Canada, agreed to take Hamilton. Even better, Anna had an interested adopter for Hamilton in Illinois!

Hamilton had his initial vetting and neutering done on July 19th. He was transported to Illinois, arriving July 23rd to meet his waiting new family. “He mixes easily with the other dogs,” Anna told us. “His new family is also a foster home for three other dogs in addition to their now four personal dogs. You have helped Hamilton get into a great forever home and a family that has done so much to help save the lives of homeless dogs.” Click here to view more photos of Hamilton.

RADAR paid $150 towards Hamilton’s initial vetting and neutering costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Hamilton 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! Hamilton has been adopted! His new name is Red!

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

Hound Dog Fund ($50)Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines; Jackie West; Laura Jones

Added on August 7, 2016.

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