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Breed: Blue Tick Coonhound/Walker Hound Mix
Age: approx. 5 yrs.
Sex: Female-will be spayed on May 26
Weight: 42 lbs
Willow came to Rainbow very "shut down". So much so that she wouldn't even walk. We had to carry her into the vet. Her story: The story began when she was "bothering the neighbors' cats" according to one of the shelter volunteers, so animal control trapped her. She spent the entire time in the animal control kennel cowering in the corner. Rainbow received a call at 11:15 am on April 18 begging us to help this poor little girl. She was scheduled to be euthanized at noon! Without hesitation, we agreed to pull her. She was in a high kill shelter in a rural area of another state. A rescue group in a neighboring county agreed to physically pull her and board her at their vet until transport could be arranged. She was transported the next day to our vet where we met her for the first time. She had her head tucked between the side of the car and the seat :(. We carried her into the vet and boarded her so she could be vetted before taking her to the foster. Two days later we transferred her to her foster. She was initially scared but her two new foster siblings made her feel welcome. She has come out of her shell and loves playing with "Leroy" her foster brother. Mabel just keeps an eye on her to be sure that she is comfortable. Willow loves her new fosters and gets along with other dogs. We're not sure about cats but because of the original reason for her "incarceration", she should probably go to a home with no cats. Small children might also scare her so she will need a home with older, calm children. A 6 ft. privacy is also a must, especially with hounds who love to run and sniff.
UPDATE: Our little Willow had her consult with the Ophthalmologist. She IS blind in the left eye. They think it was an old eye injury which requires no medications and isn't painful. We want to THANK RADAR (Raising Aid for Dogs At Risk) for paying for the consult!
If you are that loving, caring home who would protect her for the rest of her life, please call Esther or Dallas at 757-583-8777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What a wonderful puppy! I would love to add her to my family!