Aspen, a handsome Hound, was far from the high-end resort of Aspen, Colorado when he was brought as a stray into the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on October 10th. He seemed to have it all: looks, friendliness, gentle, good greetings with both male and female dogs, sweetness and playfulness. He was on the thin side and inside he was hiding a life-threatening secret. This two- to three-year-old medium-sized dog was heartworm positive.

Every Dog’s Dream Rescue in New York expressed interest in rescuing Aspen, but needed assistance with the costs of treating his heartworms. On January 11th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society shelter requested our help. We said ‘yes’ and on February 5th Aspen had his heartworm treatments.

The shelter had this to share about Aspen: “He now has a new lease on life. He is such a friendly guy and greets every dog! He greets volunteers with wags and hugs. He walks well on a leash with a slight pulling to sniff with his Hound nose. He has medium-high playful energy and wants a friend to play with.” Click here to view more photos of Aspen.

RADAR paid all of Aspen’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $255.

UPDATE Sad news to report about Aspen… he crossed the Rainbow Bridge on April 24, 2019. He wasn’t able to keep any food down, so an ultrasound was done… the vet found a mass, and then a second mass was found. With the masses being inoperable, and Aspen not being able to get nourishment, his rescue made to difficult decision to let him go. Rest in Peace, Aspen.

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

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 Aspen:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Brian Mertz; MoJo; Bud; Joseph Patterson, in memory of his beloved partner, Patrick A. Joyce

Added on February 24, 2019.

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