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Animal Services Staff Save “Duncan” From Certain Death - Aberdeen Times

Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Service personnel are having a tremendous impact on the welfare of our communities animals everyday including going above and beyond the call of duty.

Animal Services was contacted on March 6, 2017 in reference the pickup of a stray dog reported in “bad condition.” Deputy David Myrick immediately responded, picked the dog known as “Duncan” up and brought him to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Shelter.

Duncan’s body-condition-score was a 1 out of 10, weighed 44 pounds and tested positive for Lyme disease and heart worms. Realizing Duncan’s poor physical condition, Animal Services personnel immediately began treatment and transported him to the Whispering Pines Animal Hospital for additional medical care. He remained on intravenous-antibiotics and fluids for a two night period.

Animal Services Technician Elizabeth Doherty continued to follow through with Duncan’s treatment ultimately adopting Duncan and giving him not only the medical and nutritional treatment needed, but the love required for his care. Duncan is now 70 pounds full of energy love and joy.

Sheriff Neil Godfrey stated “one of the many reasons why I am so proud to be Moore County’s Sheriff is because of the phenomenal employees I have the honor to work alongside with. Heroes come in many shapes, sizes and deeds; Elizabeth Doherty is an absolute hero.”