Everyone who meets Bruno says he is numero uno! This two to three-year-old Mastiff mix was picked up by animal control and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on August 20th. Despite Bruno’s stellar personality, manners and looks, he had no adopter or rescue interest. You see, Bruno has a lot of positives, but unfortunately one of them was being positive for heartworms. On September 23rd Bruno’s name was added to the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for September 30th.
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, requested our help for Bruno on September 23rd. We made an offer to cover the costs of this gentle giant’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On October 7th came good news: Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania committed to taking Bruno! He had his heartworm treatment on November 3rd.
Bruno is a poised and dignified dog who exudes bonhomie and class. When the shelter’s resident cat smacked him on his nose, Bruno just sat there like a gentleman who had been slapped by a lady. We almost expected him to pull a handkerchief out of his breast pocket and dab his lip tenderly! Now you know Bruno. To view more photos of Bruno, click here.
RADAR paid all $338 of the heartworm treatment costs, for Bruno.
UPDATE! All funds for Bruno have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Bruno has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bruno:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Renate Sachse; Tina Muncy; Caryl Myers; Jesse Alexander
Added on November 29, 2015.