Just like the mythological phoenix, this Phoenix was determined to rise above the remains of her pre-shelter life and go on to live a better post-shelter life. Phoenix is a two-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound mix who arrived at the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on February 4th. Phoenix was one of four stray Hound mixes who arrived at the shelter that day. Hounds are especially at risk at rural shelters, and Phoenix faced long odds of getting out alive.
On February 5th, RADAR was asked to provide an assistance offer for Phoenix as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On February 10th, the rescue group Operation Dog Tag in North Carolina agreed to take Phoenix! Her initial vetting and spaying took place on February 19th.
We were told this about Phoenix: “She is a very sweet dog. At first she was extremely shy coming from the shelter, but she is finally relaxing a bit and opening up. Phoenix seems to really have fallen in love with her foster Dad; she follows him everywhere! She plays a bit with other dogs. She does not have an aggressive bone in her body. She is beautiful and likes to be near human contact.” To see more photos of Phoenix, click here.
RADAR paid $150 towards the initial vetting and spaying costs for Phoenix.
UPDATE! All funds for Phoenix have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Phoenix has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Phoenix:
Hound Dog Fund; Christine & Bruce Leone; Gail O’Connor
Added on March 8, 2015.