According to the 1973 hit song it was “Midnight at the Oasis.” But in this case it was Midnight at the shelter! And instead of sending camels to bed, it was dogs and cats! Midnight, a three-year-old Labrador Retriever-Chow Chow mix, showed up as a stray at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on August 10th. Midnight’s owner was contacted, but he never came to claim Midnight. As a black dog in a small rural shelter, Midnight’s time was very limited.
On August 6th, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, Gretchen Kozen, asked for our help with Midnight. We provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On August 17th, Adoption First Animal Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Midnight! He had his initial vetting and neutering done on August 18th. Unfortunately, he tested heartworm positive. The rescue is providing his heartworm treatment.
We were told this about Midnight: “He is a very friendly and happy dog. He does well with kids and dogs, but not so good with cats!” To see more photos of Midnight, click here.
RADAR paid all $190 of the initial vetting and neutering costs for Midnight.
UPDATE! All funds for Midnight have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Midnight has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Midnight:
Black Dog Fund; Mary Harley; Tina Muncy; Sherry Hutchison; Freya Hill
Added on September 14, 2015.