Brendon’s eyes went from happy to hopeless in the long weeks between October and January, weeks that saw shelter staff celebrating holidays of thanksgiving and yuletide with their families, while Brendon had no holidays and no family. Brendon, a three to four-year-old Boxer mix, had been picked up as a stray and brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on October 26th. He was found to be heartworm positive. Brendon did not know that, but he knew that day after day, other dogs were leaving and he was staying. He maintained his good spirits but his eyes showed his sorrow.
On January 8th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked for our help to save Brendon’s life. He was the darling of the shelter, but he had been placed on the “Put to Sleep” list for January 14th. Any time after that date Brendon could be put down. Susan had just days to find a rescue to take Brendon. Assistance with the cost of his heartworm treatment would make it easier for a rescue to say “yes.” We provided an offer to cover Brendon’s heartworm expenses, and with no time to spare, on January 14th, Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont was able to commit to taking Brendon. On February 9th he had his heartworm treatment.
Brendon is a happy dog who quickly became everyone’s favorite. He is a photographer’s dream, sitting calmly looking into the lens with his puppy dog eyes. He loves meeting dogs. He was born with his back legs slightly bowed, and his hips don’t work quite right, but the slight deformity doesn’t slow him down. He likes to watch everything that is going on and then inch his way closer to be in on the action. His most endearing habit is snagging blankets and toys when no one is looking, and then making himself a little nest. We are happy to see his Brendon‘s Boxer-butt wiggle with excitement as he hits the Long Trail to his forever home! Click here to view more photos of Brendon.
RADAR paid all of Brendon’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $229.
UPDATE! All funds for Brendon have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Brendon has been adopted!
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Added on February 21, 2016.