Brutus was a Roman politician who took a leading role in the assassination of Julius Caesar (“Et tu, Brute?”). But Brutus the dog wouldn’t hurt anyone. In fact, his patient nature and friendliness helped fellow shelter dog Nyla adapt to the scary shelter environment. He is a two-to-three-year-old Hound mix who was picked up by animal control as a stray and brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter on February 21st. He soon won over everyone and was described as “most huggable and squeezable guy here at the shelter!” Brutus was the perfect dog, except for his heartworms.

On April 2nd, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue contacted us about Brutus and his friend Nyla. One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania wanted to rescue both dogs but needed help with the cost of treating their heartworms. Could we help? We agreed to assist both dogs! Brutus completed his treatment on April 16th. (Nyla completed her treatment on April 9th.)

Folks at the shelter couldn’t say enough good things about Brutus: “He’s a solid-framed fellow who nicely ambles along. Totally unflappable and ready to go with the flow, he’s extremely tolerant of other dogs (even the ones who can be irritating and annoying!). He would be a fantastic choice for a family with kids who are looking for their new best friend. Brutus is pleasant, low-key and has a very chill outlook on life. He is loving and very gentle-natured.” To see more photos of Brutus, click here.

RADAR paid all $400 of the heartworm treatment costs for Brutus.

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

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Melissa Feeney; Lorraine & Patrick Smith; Vicki Boggs; RADAR T-Shirt Fundraiser

Added on May 5, 2019.

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