Created 19-Jul-12
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On July 16th, Harold, a 12-year-old German Shepherd mix, was “traded-in” by his owners for a puppy at the Edgecombe County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Yes, you read that right; Harold was traded-in like a used car! However, a 12-year-old car faces far better odds of survival than a 12-year-old dog, especially a black dog, in a high-kill shelter.

Our partners at SPCA Alliance of NC (SPCAANC) came to Harold’s rescue on July 17th. A temporary foster was found, and Harold received his initial vetting. He was loaded with fleas and hookworms, was very thin (but not emaciated), and tested lightly heartworm positive. He had never been neutered. Otherwise, the vet gave Harold a clean bill of health.

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UPDATE! Harold has been adopted!! On July 28, 2012, he was adopted. He now has a new Mom, and a brother (Thurman) and two sisters (Claire and Ally). Oh, and he has a new name... Radar!!
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Dogs
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:adoption, dog, dogs, raising aid, raising aid 4 dogs, raising aid 4 dogs at risk, raising aid for dogs, raising aid for dogs at risk, rescue, shelter


Guestbook for Radar (formerly known as Harold)
Yvonne(non-registered)
"He was loaded with fleas and hookworms, was very thin (but not emaciated), and tested lightly heartworm positive. He had never been neutered. "

Wish they could have been stopped from getting a puppy. They had 12 years with Radar and didn't learn how to take care of a dog.
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