While many homes have a hutch, this Hutch had no home! This three-year-old Terrier-Jack Russell mix arrived at the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on November 8th. How or why Hutch ended up in the shelter is unknown. And almost just as much of mystery was why a wonderful dog like Hutch lingered so long at the shelter. It didn’t help that Hutch was heartworm positive.
On November 21st, as an incentive for a rescue to take Hutch, RADAR provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs. The volunteers with the Sampson County Animal Advocates networked Hutch week after week. Poor Hutch had to sit out the holiday season in the shelter, and face a New Year of maybe not making it out of the shelter alive. Then, on January 6th, Jeanna McLamb with The Dogs of Cat Adoption Team rescue in North Carolina stepped forward to pull Hutch and foster him!
Hutch started his heartworm treatment on January 21st and completed it on February 25th. Jeanna reports that, “Hutch is a great dog! He is good with other dogs, cats and children. He wags that cute nub of a tail in excitement to his happy ending!” Click here to see more photos of Hutch.
RADAR paid $250 towards Hutch’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! Hutch has been adopted… by his foster family!
UPDATE! All funds for Hutch have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Hutch:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Sherry Hutchison & Mike Adams; Amy Clauss Moorby; Bill Sacrey; Jennifer Siegert
Added on March 6, 2014