Unfortunately, not every dog's story has a happy ending. And this one for Nikolas might require some tissues. Approximately 10 years old and a Beagle mix, Nikolas arrived at the Harnett County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on December 12th. He was surrendered by his family, who said that their four other younger dogs did not like Nikolas, so they wanted the shelter to euthanize him. Other than his teeth being in bad condition, Nikolas appeared to be healthy. As a senior dog in a crowded rural shelter, it was going to take some real effort to avoid having Nikolas find an adopter or rescue.