There’s the Peabody Award, and then there’s Peabody, a ward of the shelter! We’re not sure how this one-year-old Bully Breed mix ended up at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on July 26th. Peabody had an injured right back leg, on which he didn’t like to put weight. He was very friendly and his tail never stopped wagging. With his injured leg and breed mix, Peabody had limited chances of getting adopted or rescued at this small rural shelter.

On July 27th, Gretchen Kozen, RADAR’s liaison for the shelter, sought our help for Peabody (who was originally named Peter). As an incentive for a rescue to pull Peabody, we provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs. On July 29th, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in Virginia agreed to commit to Peabody! A series of x-rays led the vet to conclude that Peabody had an old fractured right acetabulum. The left acetabulum showed chronic changes and poorly held the femoral head. Sooner or later, a femoral head ostectomy or other procedure will most likely be needed.

“Peabody’s doing great!” the rescue told us. “He’s a very friendly and happy boy. He gets along with everyone and all dogs. He really enjoys playing with other dogs. He will make a great family member.” To see more photos of Peabody, click here.

RADAR paid all $193 of the x-ray costs for Peabody.

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

UDPATE! Peabody has been adopted! His new name is Finn!

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 Peabody:

Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines; Marsha Garrett; Karen Dymond

Added on September 25, 2016.

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