You don’t have to be a sucker to fall for Tucker! Approximately two years old and a Beagle mix, the timid Tucker was found as a stray in a rural farm area. He was taken to the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on January 4th. The combination of testing heartworm positive and being just another Hound dog in a high-kill rural shelter put Tucker’s life at grave risk.
On January 9th, Sampson County Friends For Animals in North Carolina reached out to RADAR for help with Tucker, explaining that “Hounds are a dime a dozen in this area.” To encourage a rescue to take Tucker, we provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs. K-9 Lifesavers Dog Rescue in Virginia stepped up to take Tucker! He received his heartworm treatment February 17th.
We were told this about Tucker: “His experiences in life seem to have been limited. Tucker has really come out of his shell during his stay with his temporary foster family. He’s a little timid at first, but he warms right up to affection. Tucker has a gentle and sweet demeanor. He was good with the foster’s children, cats and other dog. Tucker is quiet, but so loves affection that he gets excited and makes little low grunts and mummers like he’s talking to you! Tucker is good on a leash, enjoyed walks and car rides once he got used to it all!” To view more photos of Tucker, click here.
RADAR paid all $136 of Tucker’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Tucker have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Tucker has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Tucker:
Laura Jones; Melissa, Bob & Tot Merz: “Be happy and well, Tucker!”
Added on February 27, 2016.