Only a fuddy-duddy wouldn’t help Buddy! This sweet two to three-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was surrendered by his family to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on July 27th. Poor Buddy couldn’t understand why his family had abandoned him at the shelter. Normally a great dog like Buddy would be quickly adopted or rescued, but Buddy tested heartworm positive. Time was not on Buddy’s side; he had to be out of the shelter by July 31st.

On July 28th, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, Gretchen Kozen, requested our help for Buddy. We provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. The next day Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina decided to pull Buddy! He got his heartworm treatment done on September 8th and 9th.

The rescue had this to say about Buddy: “He can be a little shy at times, but once comfortable with his surroundings, he comes out of his shell. He has been introduced to cats, and interacted well with them, but for the most part he ignores them. Buddy gets along well with kids and all other members of the foster’s family. This wonderful boy would be a great addition to any loving family!” Click here to view more photos of Buddy.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Buddy.

UPDATE! Buddy has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Buddy have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Jennifer & Doug Gibson; Valarie Norris; Lisa Altemose; Janet Griffiths; Karolay Aldave; Sherry Hutchison; Laura Jones

Added on October 11, 2015.

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