For the original Balto, the Siberian Husky and sled dog who led his team on the final leg of the famous 1925 serum run to Nome, there was no place like Nome. But for this Balto, there’s no place like home! Two to three years old and a Husky mix, Balto was found as a stray on January 9th and taken to the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. Testing positive for heartworms and having a skin infection meant it would take extra effort to help him on his way to a forever home.
Balto had the good fortune to have Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program on his team. On January 28th, she requested RADAR’s help for Balto, asking if we might be able to assist with the cost of his heartworm treatment, which would seal the deal for Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut to take him. We agreed to help! With rescue secured, he began getting treated for his skin infection. He received his treatment treatment on February 3rd.
“This ham is all emotion!” said December Clark, Mary Lou’s partner with Shelter Animal Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On program. “Balto has the most endearing facial expressions. He seems to like other dogs. He’s easygoing and an all-around nice boy.” Click here to view more photos of Balto.
RADAR paid all of Balto’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $340.
UPDATE! All funds for Balto 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! Balto has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Balto:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Anonymous; Karolay Aldave; Matthew Congdon; Therese Anderson-Alexander; Jackie; Tina Muncy; Wendy LeConey
Added on February 13, 2018.