Yes, it’s a Shaggy dog story! On August 8th this one to two-year-old Shepherd-Rottweiler mix arrived as a stray at the Halifax County Animal Control shelter in North Carolina. With Shaggy already neutered and such a great dog, the shelter staff expected his owner to come looking for him. But no one came, and Shaggy’s life was increasingly at risk at this rural kill shelter. He was scheduled to be euthanized at the end of the day on August 17th.
On August 17th Rainbow Animal Rescue in North Carolina, which focuses on helping to save the animals at the Halifax shelter, urgently asked for RADAR’s help. If we could assist, they would pull Shaggy. We agreed and Shaggy was safe! He had his initial vetting done on August 24th. Fortunately, he tested heartworm negative.
“Shaggy is really a great dog,” Jackie Stanley with Rainbow Animal Rescue told us. “We can’t figure out why nobody came looking for him. He appeared to be well taken care of. He even had on a collar. He’s good on a leash, and even knows some basic commands.” Click here to view more photos of Shaggy.
RADAR paid all of Shaggy’s initial vetting costs, which totaled $113.
UPDATE! All funds for Shaggy have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Shaggy was transferred to the Berkshire Humane Society in Massachusetts on October 3rd.
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UPDATE! Shaggy has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Shaggy:
Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Patricia Wagner; Mara Alexander; Tina Muncy
Added on September 14, 2015.