Friday, February 3, 2023

Calling All Pets: Personable Percy seeks special someone – sponsored by Tito’s

A weekly look at the exceptional - and usually adoptable - pets of the Cape Fear region.

Loveable Percy was found roaming the streets in Duplin County. Now he's ready for a new home. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)
Loveable Percy was found roaming the streets in Duplin County. Now he’s ready for a new home. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)

WILMINGTON — Discovered wandering the streets of Duplin County, hound mix Percy was initially cared for by a compassionate stranger.

“Someone found him and paid a vet bill, then they took him to the shelter,”  New Hanover Humane Society (NHHS) Shelter Manager Jamie Kilgore explained.

Happy Tails! Percy enjoys being petted by New Hanover Humane Society shelter manager Jamie Kilgore. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)
Happy Tails! Percy enjoys being petted by New Hanover Humane Society shelter manager Jamie Kilgore. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)

One of 10 new furry residents to have arrived at NHHS since Friday, Percy has a playful personality and is friendly towards the shelter staff.

“We’ve got four of them playing right now,” Kilgore said. “And the yard is like a puppy park.”

One of the calmer dogs, Percy enjoys human and canine companionship.

“He loves to run, loves to play in the yard,” Kilgore added, trying to persuade Percy to play a game of fetch. “He seems fine with kids, but supposedly is not good with cats.”

Preferring to have his tummy rubbed rather than to chase a ball, Percy flopped on the ground and wagged his tail in apparent agreement. As a newer resident of NHHS, Percy has yet to attract the attention of a visitor.

“He’s looking for his forever home,” Kilgore said. “He definitely needs a yard when you let him out, because he really likes to run around.”

Happy to be off the streets of Duplin county, Percy mugs for the camera. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)
Happy to be off the streets of Duplin county, Percy mugs for the camera. (Port City Daily photo / Samira Davis)

Already tested for heartworms and found to be negative, Percy will be available for adoption after he is neutered on Monday.

“We did raise our adoption fee to $100,” Kilgore said. “That includes spay or neuter, collar, ID tag, leash, they’ve had all their vaccines they’re on heartworm preventative and flea and tick preventative.”

Prospective adopters may meet Percy in person, by visiting the New Hanover Humane Society, located at 2405 N 23rd Street in Wilmington.


Samira Davis is a contributing writer for Port City Daily.

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