King overcomes tough life, loss of leg; in need of a good home

Published 1:58 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020

He has been sick, deserted and hit by a car, but through it all, he is still standing, even if it’s just on three legs.

King, a 4-year-old Boxer-mix, arrived at the Vicksburg Animal Shelter on New Year’s Day, and although he has lived a hard life so far, Animal Shelter officials say it has not altered his sweet disposition.

“He is a good boy,” Vicksburg Animal Shelter supervisor Kacie Lindsey said.

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As a puppy, King contracted parvo and was taken to the Woodland Animal Clinic.

Lindsey said he was treated for the virus, but unfortunately, his owners never came back to take him home.

The clinic kept the dog until he was healthy again, and then they adopted him out.

While he was living with his second owners, Lindsey said, King was hit by a car which caused him to lose his leg.

This injury, though, did not deter King from having a normal life. He adapted to his handicap and got around as well as any other four-legged canine.

Regrettably, King was brought to the shelter at the first of the year due to an “accomplice” in the neighborhood, Lindsey said.

“It was the other dog that had been the issue,” she said, but unfortunately, because King had repeatedly escaped from his home, the owners felt the need to bring him to the shelter.

In addition to being a sweet dog, Lindsey said, King loves attention.

For anyone who may be interested in adopting King, they are welcome to come out to the shelter and meet him.

King is neutered and although he is heartworm positive, Lindsey said, there is someone who has offered to pay for the treatment upon adoption.

For more information on King, or any of the other animals up for adoption, visit the shelter at 100 Old Mill Road or call 601-636-6982.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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