While Burney and his canine brother, Melvin, were not the brothers Grimm, they sure faced a grim future and were in need of a “they lived happily ever after” fairy tale twist to their fate. The two-year-old Labrador Retriever-Hound mixes were found running loose as strays on March 7th and taken to the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Not surprisingly, both Burney and Melvin tested heartworm positive, which greatly limited their likelihood of getting pulled by a rescue.
On March 23rd, Sampson County Friends For Animals in North Carolina requested RADAR’s for help Burney and Melvin. With both dogs just about out of time, the group would pull the dogs and, with RADAR’s help, get their heartworm treatment done so that they could get a rescue commitment. We agreed to cover the costs for both dogs. Burney and Melvin had their heartworm treatment done on April 6th.
Animal Sanctuary Society rescue in New Jersey agreed to take both Burney and Melvin, and they were transported on April 9th. We were told that Burney is playful and will enjoy an active family. He is a good-tempered dog. He’s friendly with everyone and is good with other dogs. Click here to view more photos of Burney.
RADAR paid all of Burney’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $151.
UPDATE! All funds for Burney have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Burney has been adopted!
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 Burney:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Gail O’Connor
Added on April 24, 2016.