What do you call our assistance for this dog? Yes, a Band-Aid! This three-year-old Bluetick Coonhound arrived on July 9th as a stray at the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina. Handsome Band had an all too common handicap: he was heartworm positive. The cost of treatment is a hurdle too high for many rescues. This put Band’s life on the line at the shelter.
On July 10th, in response to pleas for help with Band, RADAR provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. As the days passed and the shelter filled to capacity, the risk of dogs being euthanized for the first time in 11 months at this shelter became very real. A date of July 25th was set for euthanizing. Everyone worked diligently to save Band and all the other dogs at risk.
Just in the nick of time, All Breed Rescue in Vermont agreed to take Band! Not only was Band safe, but so were all the other dogs. Enough rescues and temporary boarding arrangements were made (including some with RADAR’s help) so that no dogs had to be euthanized! On August 22nd, Band had his heartworm treatment done. Click here to view more photos of Band.
RADAR paid all of Band’s heartworm treatment costs of $250
UPDATE! All funds for Band have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Band has been adopted! And he has a new name – Banjo!
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 Band:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Robert Cameron; Kelsey Glander; Diana Berkstresser; Jennifer Siegert
Added on August 29, 2013.