It was no Fun Fest for Festus. This three-year-old Plott Hound-Boxer mix arrived as a stray on May 23rd at the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. It should have been good news when the owner of Festus was located and contacted. But the owner told the shelter he didn't want Festus back. Not only was Festus now homeless, but he also tested heartworm positive. The fate of Festus was rather bleak.