Hi, I’m Hank. My foster mom calls me Hanky Panky and Howling Hank, but I prefer just Hank! I’m an eight-year-old English Coonhound mix. I’ve been a hunting dog my entire life. On October 8th my family of eight years surrendered me to the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility, a kill shelter in West Virginia. I was devastated. Who does that to a family member? I spent 69 days in a cold, concrete kennel. I saw lots of dogs come and go, but nobody was there as long as I was, and nobody came for me.

Later I found out that on November 22nd, Desiree Poling, a nice volunteer at the shelter, reached out to a group called RADAR that helps at-risk dogs like me. She asked them to help me, and they did! They offered to cover some of my vetting costs to encourage a rescue to take me. Imagine that! Then on December 15th I heard the word, “rescue” and the word “foster.” And I’m thinking, “Yeah, just in time for Christmas with a family!” The good folks at the rescue Pet Helpers in West Virginia said they would take me!! Next thing you know, I’m in the back of a car and singing my Hound heart out!

On December 17th I went to the vet and got all examined and neutered. I’m really enjoying the good life in my foster home. I have my own nice comfy bed in a safe crate. I’m nice and warm every night. The food rocks. I have foster brothers and a sister who I play with. Despite my age, I still act like a young pup when I play and romp in the yard! I’m starting to think I have it made now. Well, except for one thing: I need a family of my own to give me a second chance. Click here to see more photos of me!

RADAR paid all of Hank’s initial vetting and neutering costs, totaling $258.

UPDATE! All funds for Hank 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! Hank has been adopted!

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

Chloe’s SOS Fund; Hound Dog Fund; Britney Aldridge / Critter Captions; Diana Berkstresser

Added on December 31, 2015.

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