Pet(s) Story or Bio
Lord Nelson- so named for his lovely red coat and slight gimp- is truly a gift. His road to health and happiness was a broken one - literally.
One cold December night, after reportedly being hit by a car, he was picked up by a Kinston police officer and taken to a local SPCA. There the news went from bad to worse: He was ten pounds underweight, he had mange, fluid in his lungs and worse... he tested positive for heartworm. A decision loomed: Treat him or euthanize him.
Rural shelters make life and death decisions virtually every day. Apparently Nelson’s Golden heart charmed everyone he met... because at age 9, he was given a thumbs up. On Christmas Eve, he began treatment to help his broken heart heal.
Enter the Team at Neuse River, who, despite the threat of a pandemic, said yes to him and placed him with volunteer Gail di Pret. Gail and her family nursed him into the beautiful boy you see here. Today he can be found patrolling the house and grounds, keeping the squirrels at bay.