“Ace is the place” is the slogan for Ace Hardware, but for this Ace, the shelter was his place, and that was not a good place for Ace. On March 22nd, this three to four-year-old Labrador Retriever mix arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Sadly, Ace was surrendered by his owner, who could no longer afford to care of him. Ace faced some long odds of getting out of the shelter alive. Not only was Ace a larger black dog, but he was heartworm positive.

On April 16th, Annapolis Dog Rescue in Maryland expressed interest in taking Ace, but only if his heartworm treatment was provided. RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, asked for our assistance. We agreed and Ace was safe!

Ace received his heartworm treatment on May 7th. Having no foster homes available, and the crowded shelter environment too stressful to recover from his treatment, Ace needed an alternative option. Thanks to the generosity of RADAR and Darlington dog supporter Melissa Feeney, Ace was provided with boarding until his transport on June 14th.

We learned this about Ace from Susan: “He is such a sweet boy. He was really ready to get out of the hectic shelter environment. Ace needed a setting where he could truly feel safe and relax. When I visited him, he sat down right beside the cat habitat for comfort, and one of the cats even played with him through the fence!” Click here to view more photos of Ace.

RADAR paid all the costs for Ace’s heartworm treatment ($254) and temporary boarding ($185), totaling $439.

UPDATE! All funds for Ace have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Ace has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ace:

Helping Hands for Hearts FundBlack Dog Fund; Melissa Feeney; Freya Hill; Kathy & Fred Byus

Added on May 16, 2014.

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