The word bane can mean a source of harm or ruin. But this Bane, a two-year-old Rottweiler, was not a bane at all. In fact, he was such a gentleman that he was a dog tester at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. He arrived there as a stray on December 30th. Bane landed on the euthanization list as the shelter was full and he had three strikes against him. He was a black dog, a member of a maligned breed and, the biggest strike of all, he tested heartworm positive. Being heartworm positive is a bane to any dog, as heartworms will kill a dog.

When Cathy Leinert, the founder of Cathy’s Rottie Rescue, Rehab & Sanctuary in Connecticut, found out about Bane, she knew she had to save him. She asked for RADAR’s help with Bane’s heartworm treatment on January 3rd. RADAR assisted with the cost of Bane’s heartworm treatment on March 17th.

The shelter staff and Cathy are full of praise for Bane. “Bane is a sweet dog, mellow and very well mannered, and walks gently on a lead. He is great with people and wonderful with other dogs he has met. He has a loving nature and an easygoing temperament. Bane loves human attention. He accepts all types of dogs and people. Bane is a ‘mush’ of a Rottie!” Be sure to view more photos in Bane’s gallery.

RADAR paid $154 towards Bane’s heartworm treatment costs.

UPDATE! All funds for Bane 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! Bane has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Gretchen Kozen; Amy, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday; Nancy Warner

Added on April 5, 2020.

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