With his prominent ears, Horton was named after the Dr. Seuss character, Horton the Elephant in the book "Horton Hears a Who!" On June 15th this approximately two to three-year-old Bully Breed mix arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. While we don't know how Horton ended up in the shelter, we do know that his life up to this point had not been very good. From his injuries, wounds and scars, it appeared that he had been used as a bait dog for dog fights. Yet despite this, Horton was as sweet as could be and got along fine with other dogs. Instead of facing death in a dog fight, he now faced the fight for his life in this rural overcrowded high-kill shelter.