Hey, look, it’s me, Anakin! I’m here to tell you my story. I’m about two years old and a Labrador Retriever mix. If folks ask, I just tell them that I’m a Yellow Lab. It was on February 5th that I was picked up by some strangers called animal control officers. While I got to go for a ride, I sure didn’t like where I ended up… at the pound! Well, the official name is the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Trust me, that place was no fun at all. I couldn’t wait to get out. But nobody seemed to want me. I learned that I was heartworm positive, and I take it that it was not a good thing.

As February turned to March, the New England Lab Rescue in Maine expressed interest in taking me. Oh my goodness! But there was just one itty-bitty catch: my costly heartworm treatment had to be done first. A nice lady named Susan Blakeney with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked a group called RADAR if they would help me. And they said they would! Imagine that! I had my nasty heartworm treatment done on March 18th. What a relief that it’s over!

Let me tell you some things about myself: I’m bold and brash, and, yes, sometimes I like to get right up there in your face to give kisses! I’m in the hunt for a family who can work with me in channeling and harnessing my energy and my love. I’m super playful, interactive and affectionate with both people and other dogs. I love to go places and do things. But what I really like is to curl up in your lap and do some serious nuzzling! My infectious grin and whirling tail is yours for the taking! Many thanks to everyone who helped me! Click here to see more photos of me.

RADAR paid all of Anakin’s heartworm treatment costs totaling $262.

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

UPDATE! Anakin has been adopted!

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts FundMelissa Feeney; Angela Mumford; Linda & Stephen Ingram; Pamela Clark; Maryellen Pachler, in memory of Richard Bird

Added on March 25, 2014.

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