While Buddy may be looking for his human buddy, heartworms sure were anything but buddies to this bright-eyed and happy two-year-old Pomeranian mix. When this little guy was seen wandering the streets, he was picked up by animal control so that he would not get hurt. He was taken to the Clarendon County Animal Control facility in South Carolina on September 12th to wait for his owners to get him. But his owners never showed up.
With Buddy’s life on the line, A Second Chance Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter also in Clarendon County, pulled him. Just when his future was looking bright, Buddy tested heartworm positive. The shelter cannot adopt out dogs who are heartworm positive, nor could they afford to treat him. Their only option seemed to be to take Buddy back to the animal control facility, where this beautiful and friendly charmer would be euthanized upon arrival.
Fortunately for Buddy, on October 5th, A Second Chance Animal Shelter asked RADAR to help with his heartworm treatment. We agreed to provide an offer to assist as an incentive for a rescue to take Buddy. And it worked! On October 7th, Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue in New Jersey agreed to take Buddy! He has his heartworm treatment done on October 15th.
Even though Buddy was a bit of an escape artist at the shelter, where he figured out how to open his kennel gate and run like the wind around the shelter grounds, he loved to be caught and loved on. He was always at the front of his pen waiting for attention. He is very affectionate and energetic. He just wants to play, have fun and be loved! To see how gorgeous this little guy is, click here to see his photos.
RADAR paid $250 towards Buddy’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Buddy have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Buddy has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Buddy:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Diana Berkstresser
Added on October 29, 2014.