Is every Buddy ready from some Buddy? A six to seven-year-old Beagle-Bassett Hound mix, Buddy arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on January 8th. He was very sweet and had a lot of energy for his age. Unfortunately, he also had heartworms. After waiting unsuccessfully for a rescue or an adopter for nearly two months, Buddy’s name was added to the shelter’s euthanasia list for March 6th.
On March 1st, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, pleaded for our help for Buddy. We agreed to provide an offer to cover Buddy’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On March 5th came the great news: To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania would take Buddy! He had his heartworm treatment done on March 22nd.
We were told this about Buddy: “He loves to go for walks and explore, but don’t expect to get much exercise when you go out with this seasoned Hound. Buddy prefers to take things nice and slow, in order to allow time to check out all the scents along the way. He is an easy-going, friendly older gent who is strong, and like most older Hounds, he can be a little stubborn at times, but Buddy is sure to make you smile at how animated he becomes when he finds something that excites him. He loves his treats! He has had several roommates at the shelter and he did fine with the other dogs he met on his walks. He is really looking forward to spending the rest of his life inside on a comfy dog bed instead of outside on the hard ground.” To view more photos of Buddy, click here.
RADAR paid all of $182 of the heartworm treatment costs for Buddy.
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 ($50); Laura Jones; Marcia Musser; Sara Daza
Added on April 10, 2016.