A 3 to 4-year-old Plott Hound named Duchess, of the Dunedin Doggie Rescue organization, has been featured on an ABC Action News special, reports the news source from Dunedin, Florida.
The TV news program showcases an animal rescue
group and a dog available for rescue each week.
On February 19, viewers received a look at Duchess, who is 100 percent housebroken and is said to be very friendly with children as well as other household cats and dogs.
Duchess is spayed, has received her medical shots, and was once a hunter's breeder dog. She is known to be a "patient squirrel hunter," reports the news source.
Plott Hounds are the most powerful and muscular of the coonhounds, according to DogBreedInfo.com. They are the sole American hound dog species that do not originate from the U.K.
The Human Society reminds pet owners to spay their dogs as part of the February Spay and Neuter month. Dogs who are not spayed or neutered are more likely to develop cancer, according to a recent WPTV report.