Pookie is anything but kooky or spooky! This very sweet Coonhound mix is approximately three years old. After showing up as a stray at someone’s house, she was brought to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on May 14th. Sadly, no one showed up to claim her. Dogs are given very little time at this rural shelter to get adopted or rescued. Testing heartworm positive only made matters more urgent for poor Pookie.

On May 27th, Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, reached out to us to help Pookie. We provided an offer to assist with her heartworm treatment costs to encourage a rescue to take her. On June 2nd, Toni Diamond of Diamond Dogs Rescue in New Jersey committed to take Pookie! “The shelter networked her endlessly and still no one stepped up,” Toni told us. “This sweet gentle girl touched the hearts of volunteers at this shelter, and they could not let her be euthanized.” Pookie received her initial vetting on June 3rd and her heartworm treatment on June 14th.

“I fell in love with her the first time I saw her in the shelter,” said Nancy Warner, who was Pookie’s temporary foster. “But even I was surprised at what a wonderful dog she truly was. Pookie is great with cats, even our old cat let her sniff him and he never even hissed. He has never done that! I guess he could tell she was no threat. Someone is going to be very lucky when they adopt her. Pookie is an amazing dog!” Click here to view more photos of Pookie.

RADAR paid $250 towards Pookie’s initial vetting and heartworm treatment costs.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Pookie has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines; Sherry Hutchison; Michael Tasker

Added on July 3, 2016.

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