“Rayne, Rayne, don’t go away. Your forever home is on its way!” This approximately three-year-old Coonhound mix arrived at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia on April 1st. Unfortunately for Rayne, ending up at the shelter was no April Fool’s joke. With no interest and little time to spare, Rayne was given a deadline of April 17th to get adopted or taken by a rescue, otherwise she would be euthanized on April 18th.

The dedicated team with the Mercer County Volunteers quickly spread the word about Rayne and the other dogs on the dreaded euthanasia list. To help their efforts, on April 15th RADAR made an assistance offer for Rayne as well as several other dogs on death row as an incentives for rescues to pull these truly at-risk dogs.

Just two days later, and with no more days to spare, Rayne had a rescue commitment! Following some misunderstanding between two rescue groups, Tazewell ARC (Animal Rescue Coalition) in Virginia ended up taking Rayne. She had her initial vetting done on April 25th. Regrettably, she tested heartworm positive, and is now being treated.

Rayne’s foster mom recently had this to share with us about her: “Rayne is a bundle of energy now. No more shy shrinking violet. Rayne romps and plays with other dogs and always greets me with a big grin and a whole body wag!” To see more photos of Rayne, click here.

RADAR paid all of the initial vetting costs of $120 for Rayne.

UPDATE! All funds for Jake 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! Rayne has been adopted!

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

Jennifer Siegert; Britney Aldridge / Critter Captions

Added on May 26, 2013.

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