“Uh oh! Better get Maaco!” But in this case, it was more like “Uh oh! Better save Mako!” Ten years old and a Beagle mix, Mako and Lou, his female companion, were surrendered by their owner to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on October 19th. Shelter staff described Mako as being sweet, but very overweight. However, losing weight was the least of Mako’s worries at the shelter; instead, his life was on the line at this rural shelter.

Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, wasted no time in asking for our help with Mako. And we wasted no time in providing an offer to assist with his vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On October 27th Bay Beagle Rescue in Virginia agreed to take Mako! He had his initial vetting done on October 28th.

“Mako is a happy boy,” the rescue told us, “and is held back only by his excessive weight. He likes to go for his daily walks and explore smells as most Beagles do. We expect that after losing weight he will be healthier and happier, and make someone a sweet companion. We can’t wait to see him improve!” Click here to view more photos of Mako.

RADAR paid all of Mako’s initial vetting costs, which totaled $198.

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

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

Chloe’s SOS Fund; Kelsey Glander; Laura Jones; Nancy Warner

Added on November 26, 2015.

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