Rocky is a lover, that’s why he wasn’t named Rambo! But as a stray at the overcrowded Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia, he would have to fight for his life. Starting on the 11th day after intake, dogs at this shelter are subject to being euthanized at any time. When Rocky arrived on December 22nd he was thought to be a senior (putting him at extra risk); however, it turned out that he was Kid Rocky, and only four years old!
Beagles love to boogie. While Rocky, a Beagle mix, was dancing to the jailhouse rock, shelter volunteers got busy networking him. On December 29th the rescue Paws for Seniors in Virginia saw championship potential in this underdog. In an effort to help save Rocky, they asked RADAR for assistance with the costs of vetting and neutering. We agreed. Rocky had his initial vetting and neutering done on January 9th.
Rocky is going to make a great family dog. He enjoys socializing with dogs and cats. He is house-trained, obedient and loves attention. He enjoys cuddles and naps, as well as being active. Exercise and diet will be a must, as Rocky is a contender for the heavyweight class. His New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight, so no rocky road ice cream for Rocky! To see more photos of Rocky, click here.
RADAR paid all of Rocky’s initial vetting and neutering costs, which totaled $180.
UPDATE! All funds for Rocky have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Rocky has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Rocky:
Minh Hussey; Anhthu Nguyen; Bryan Shelton; Jan Miletich; Tina Muncy
Added on February 1, 2015.