Joe is no average Joe! This three-year old handsome Hound was one of 17 Hounds seized in a cruelty case and taken to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on September 8th. Joe was one of four of the Hounds to test heartworm positive. He was also very thin and had significant hair loss. In less than a week, amazingly enough, 11 of the Hounds were adopted or rescued. But it was a no-go for Joe.