Maya Angelou wrote, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” But in this case, we don’t know why Kage the Beagle sings, especially considering his circumstances. Nine-year-old Kage was in a neglectful situation and was seized by animal control on July 15th. He was placed in the custody of the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on September 14th. Kage was in bad shape, as described by the shelter: “When we got him, one ear had a large hematoma. We vetted him and had that drained. His other ear had been half ripped off. He also has a large blocked salivary gland. He was emaciated and crawling with fleas. He also has some flea allergies.”

The shelter immediately reached out to RADAR for help with Kage. We provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs in an effort to attract rescue interest. On September 21st, Mighty Mutt Rescue and Sanctuary in West Virginia agreed to take Kage! On September 26th, he had his vetting done, was neutered, had x-rays taken of his back and hips, and had a drain tube surgically implanted in the gland in his neck. The vet indicated that Kage had an old back injury, probably from being hit by a car, but that no treatment was warranted.

“Despite all of his health issues, Kage is just the happiest little Beagle fellow with the best personality!” the rescue told us. “He is happy and does a little dance to let you know just how happy! He gets along with all the dogs here and absolutely loves attention. He also has his favorite blanket that was sent along with him from the shelter. Because of his old back injury, he probably shouldn’t be able to walk, yet he does just fine with a wiggle and a hop in his gait, and a smile on his face. He’s had a rough life up to this point for sure, but with a lot of love, good food and vet care, we hope to make the rest of his life spectacular!” Click here to view more photos of Kage.

RADAR paid $250 towards Kage’s vetting, neuter, x-ray & gland drainage costs.

UPDATE! Kage has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Kage 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 Kage:

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Jennifer & Doug Gibson; Tina Muncy; Dorian Edwin

Added on October 18, 2016.

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