Our hunch is that you too will like Honcho! Two to three years old and a German Shepherd mix, Honcho arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on June 25th. We have no clue how or why Honcho ended up at the shelter. The shelter staff reported that “Honcho is a very sweet boy who loves to be by your side. He is very good with other dogs. He is a great dog!” Despite being a great dog, Honcho had no adopter or rescue interest. In mid-July he went on the shelter’s Code Red list.
On July 22nd, RADAR’s liaison with the shelter, Sherry Hutchison, asked for our help for Honcho. That same day, as an incentive for a rescue to take Honcho, RADAR provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs. On August 11th, Animal Advocates in Pennsylvania agreed to take Honcho! He had his initial vetting and neutering done on August 14th.
Susan Humbertson, Honcho’s foster, told us that he “is a joy to have around and aims to please! He is fun-loving, super playful, affectionate and obedient. He gets along well with adults and children, and loves to play with other dogs! He is quite curious about cats (although it is evident that he’d never hurt them!). Honcho has a gentle soul and a quiet demeanor, but loves to play outside, sniff all of the smells and simply enjoys being a dog! His pleasant personality and his wagging tail are proof that a rescued death row shelter dog can definitely be someone’s forever furry companion!” To view more photos of Honcho, click here.
RADAR paid all $175 of Honcho’s initial vetting and neutering costs.
UPDATE! Honcho has been adopted! His new name is Miles!
UPDATE! All funds for Honcho have been raised! Thank you!
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 Honcho:
Sherry Hutchison; Tina Muncy; Christine Williams; Kathy Jeffords, in memory of Muffin; Mariam Wright
Added on August 29, 2014.