Ace would have preferred the ace of hearts, but he was dealt the ace of heartworms. A six-year-old Hound mix, Ace was surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on August 4th. Along with Ace, four other Hounds were also surrendered. Ace was the father of the four, all of whom were three years old. The owner could no longer afford to care for them. Ace tested heartworm positive and, as an owner surrender, was immediately at-risk at this rural shelter.
On August 4th, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, Gretchen Kozen, sought our help for Ace. We provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs to encourage a rescue to take him. On August 9th, with his time up, Greyhound Friends of New Jersey agreed to take Ace! They also took Sunshine, who was the only remaining offspring of Ace still needing rescue.
Ace’s heartworm treatment took place on August 25th and 26th. The rescue told us this about Ace: “He is a very happy and lovable boy. He is looking for a family to call his own who will take care of him and love him. He is a playful, handsome boy!” To see more photos of Ace, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Ace.
UPDATE! All funds for Ace have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Ace has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ace:
Added on September 24, 2016.