Poor Percy was in need of some mercy. On August 20th this one to two-year-old Labrador Retriever entered the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia as a stray. Percy was a very nice dog who got along with other dogs, but he faced a more uncertain future than many dogs at the shelter because he was black. No one showed any interest in him. With the shelter full, by August 25th Percy was third in line to be euthanized at any time.
That same day Karol Gordon, RADAR’s liaison with the Mercer County Animal Shelter, requested our help for Percy. We provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs in order to encourage a rescue to take him. Three days later The Black Dog Project in Virginia agreed to take Percy. He was pulled by the Wythe County Humane Society in Virginia and transferred to The Black Dog Project. Percy had his initial vetting and neutering done on September 2nd.
Percy’s West Virginia foster, Cindy Neeley, says that he is awesome and very loving. She also noted that he is frightened by vacuum cleaners, and will run and hide! He is smart as a tack, loves to learn, and especially loves to please people. He reads human moods and energy like a book. Cindy says that he’s the most intuitive dog she’s ever met. To view more photos of Percy, click here.
RADAR paid $150 towards Percy’s initial vetting and neutering costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Percy have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Percy has been adopted!
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Added on September 29, 2015.