Aurora from Pender County Animal Shelter

BURGAW, NC (WECT) — On this special edition of Pet of the Week, host Kim Ratcliff met Aurora from the Pender County Animal Shelter during the North Carolina Blueberry Festival.

According to shelter manager Jewel Horton, Aurora is a 9-year-old Carolina dog mix that weighs about 30 pounds. She is part of a canine family of three with the other dogs in her former home. She is house trained, crate trained, good with children and good with other dogs. It also comes with its trash can and dog crate.

“His owner was a COVID nurse, worked on the front line for two years. Unfortunately, her husband passed away. And then after two years as a COVID nurse, his mother contracted COVID and then unfortunately suffered a cardiac event shortly thereafter and fell behind on her HOA dues,” Horton said. “The HOA foreclosed on her house because of this and sold her house, and she was left homeless and had to turn her three dogs over to the animal shelter.”

Her three dogs, including Aurora, have been sponsored and can be adopted for free.

“They are the friendliest and happiest house dogs,” Horton said.

You can adopt Aurora and her siblings or arrange to meet by calling the Pender County Animal Shelter at 910-259-1484. You can also come to the shelter at 3280 New Savannah Rd in Burlaw from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“We’re doing everything we can to try to help people keep their pets if we can help them get help or help them find homes for their pets,” Horton said.

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