Caleb the Israelite entered the Promised Land, but Caleb the dog entered the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. The two to four-year-old Labrador Retriever-Pit Bull mix was picked up as a stray on November 12th. The name Caleb means “whole hearted,” but Caleb’s whole heart was full of Dirofilaria immitis, more commonly known as heartworms.
For six weeks Caleb went unnoticed, probably due to his shy and soft-spoken manner. Nice guys finish last, but being a nice guy landed Caleb on the “put to sleep” list for February 3rd. Any day after that date, Caleb could meet his Maker. Fortunately, the polite and courteous black dog with the white bow-tie marking came to the attention of Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue. On January 28th Susan asked us to help save Caleb’s life, and we offered to cover the cost of his heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On February 3rd, One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania opened their heart to Caleb with the promise of a forever home! Caleb had his heartworm treatment on February 16th.
Caleb is a nice dog who will be twice as nice in the right home. He is a high-energy dog when given the space to run and play. He should not live in a home with cats, but is dog-friendly. Caleb will be a devoted, loyal and trustworthy companion. That Promised Land? It needs to be fenced! To view more photos of Caleb, click here.
RADAR paid all of Caleb’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $309.
UPDATE! All funds for Caleb have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Caleb has been adopted!
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Added on March 12, 2016.