Trinity’s name has nothing to do with religion, but instead is a reflection on the number of legs she has: three. On July 31st, three-year-old Trinity, a Beagle-Jack Russell mix, arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. We’re not sure how or why she ended up at the shelter, but we do know that she had an old injury to her back left leg that would most likely require amputation. Trinity, who was originally named Hermione at the shelter, was given until the end of August 2nd to secure an adopter or rescue commitment.
On August 1st, Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, asked for our help with Trinity. As an incentive for a rescue to pull her, we provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs. The very next day, Marlianne Midyette and her Love Mutts Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Trinity! Following x-rays and an exam by an orthopedic vet, it was confirmed that the leg needed to be amputated. It appeared that her leg had been broken at some point and healed incorrectly, resulting in a large lump where the bones didn’t match up. The surgery took place on August 18th.
A few days before Trinity’s surgery, a previous Love Mutts Rescue adopter applied to adopt her. After her surgery she went directly from the vet to her new home! “I am just so happy for this dog!” Marlianne shared with us. “She was in more pain that anyone knew.” Trinity is a sweet, playful girl, and is so happy to no longer be in pain! Click here to view more photos of Trinity.
RADAR paid $200 towards Trinity’s leg amputation costs.
UPDATE! Trinity has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Trinity have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Trinity:
Hound Dog Fund ($50); Wendi LeConey; Linda Siegert; Laura Jones
Added on September 30, 2017.