Apparently Apollo and Kentucky were more than just bonded siblings. They were also alleged to have been partners in crime. They were turned over to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on January 15th after spending a few months at the county prison, which is located next to the shelter. Their rap sheet indicated that they were caught red handed, or in this case, feather mouthed, after helping themselves to a farmer’s chickens. After going unclaimed without an owner to pay restitution, off to the shelter they went. Both dogs are about three to four years old and Labrador Retriever-Bully Breed mixes. They were also both heartworm positive.
When both Apollo and Kentucky showed up on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for March 18th, RADAR provided assistance offers to cover each of their heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take them. On March 17th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, had some good news to share with us: To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take both Apollo and Kentucky! Apollo received his heartworm treatment on April 14th.
Susan had these insights on Apollo: “He’s sporty, playful and huggable all over! He’s one super-friendly, bubbly, jiggly guy who’s ready to eke out as much fun as possible in a day. Apollo is interactive, social and equally enjoys the company of people and other dogs. He tends to look to his sibling Kentucky for social clues. This sibling duo are one of a kind!” Click here to view more photos of Apollo.
RADAR paid all of Apollo’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $237.
UPDATE! All funds for Apollo have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Apollo has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Apollo:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Joanne Last; Cathy Moore; Leslie Platt; Janet Griffiths; Karen Dymond
Added on April 30, 2015.