Missey’s story is profoundly sad and shocking. On May 4th this approximately two-year-old American Foxhound mix arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Missey was found as a stray with a bullet wound. The bullet had entered the back of her neck and made a clean exit in the front of her neck. Amazingly enough, the bullet wound did not result in any serious injury, although her eardrums might have been damaged. A vet who examined her was quite sure the bullet was intended to kill Missey. But now Missey faced another threat to her life at this overcrowded rural high-kill shelter: she had until May 8th to get adopted or rescued.

On May 4th, Duplin animal advocate Gretchen Kozen, urgently asked for RADAR’s help with Missey (known as Bonnie at the shelter). We provided an offer to assist with Missey’s vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On May 7th, Adoption First Animal Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Missey! She received her initial vetting on May 26th and was spayed on June 23rd.

The rescue told us the following about Missey: “She is extremely docile and sweet. She is great with other dogs and children. She sleeps in her crate at night without so much as a peep!” To view more photos of Missey, click here.

RADAR paid all of Missey’s initial vetting and spaying costs, which totaled $219.

UPDATE! All funds for Missey have been raised! Thank you!

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UPDATE! Missey has been adopted!

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

Hound Dog Fund; Karen Andersen; Diana Berkstresser

Added on July 19, 2015.

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