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Yesterday we were scouting the trail head for a hike along the Appalachian Trail which starts at Deep Gap, North Carolina. To reach Deep Gap, you must use Forest Service (FS) Road 71. We found the trail head and then on our way back out on FS Road 71, we saw an emaciated dog in the middle of the road.

When we stopped the car, the dog went back into the woods. We called to the dog but she stayed put in the woods. We could tell that the dog was not in good shape. We lured the dog to our truck using Little Debbie “Nutty Bars.”

We stroked her entire body and since she was not aggressive, we lifted her into the truck.

We took her to the Macon County Humane Society but unfortunately they were full.

So, we took her to the Macon County Animal Control (828-349-2106). She was treated for mange and given shots for Bordetella and parvovirus. She did not have a microchip.

The Macon County Animal Control must hold her for 10 days. They asked us for a name for the dog and we named her “Cullowhee” since we are attending the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s 2013 Biennial Conference in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

We were told that she was a treeing walker coon hound. She seems like a very sweet girl who needs a good home.

  1. Rose
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:39 am

    What ever happened to the dog??

  1. Monday, July 29, 2013 at 7:33 pm

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