The dictionary defines phantom as “something apparent to sense, but with no substantial existence.” And that certainly describes Phantom at the shelter. One could see that he was there, but it was as if he didn’t really exist. Phantom is an approximately three-year-old Bluetick Coonhound mix who arrived as a stray on March 11th at the Sampson County Animal Shelter in Clinton, North Carolina. As the days passed, and with no interest, things looked increasingly bleak for Phantom.

On March 23rd, RADAR provided an assistance offer for Phantom’s vet costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. A few days later (and appropriately enough), the Carolina Coonhound Rescue in South Carolina agreed to take Phantom! Click here to view more photos of Phantom.

When Phantom went to the vet on April 1st, there was good news and bad news. The good news is that he tested negative for heartworm. The bad news is that he tested positive for Lyme disease, canine ehrlichiosis (both tick borne), and was diagnosed with kennel cough. He was treated for all three, and had his neutering done on April 8th.

RADAR paid all of Phantom’s initial vetting and neutering costs of $163.

UPDATE! Phantom has been adopted!

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

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 Phantom:

Janet Meredith; Britney Aldridge / Critter Captions; Diana Berkstresser (Flower Power fundraiser); Ken Siegert (Flower Power fundraiser)

Added on April 13, 2013.

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