The name Caleb has a number of meanings, including “dog” and “faithful.” And this Caleb is indeed a faithful dog! The one-year-old, 50-pound Lab mix was picked up by animal control on February 22nd and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. A great dog like Caleb with his smiling face should be quickly adopted or pulled by a rescue, but he had heartworms.
When Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania expressed interest in taking Caleb on March 26th, the only hurdle was the cost of his heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, turned to RADAR for help. We agreed, and Caleb had his treatment on March 27th.
This was the report provided on Caleb by the shelter: “He was a delightful walking companion, polite and relaxed. He has great leash manners, doesn’t pull and waits patiently when his person stops. Caleb is a friendly, easy-going boy with wonderful pet skills to go with his good looks.” To see more photos of Caleb, click here.
RADAR paid all $267 of the heartworm treatment costs for Caleb.
UPDATE! All funds for Caleb have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Caleb has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Caleb:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Pamela Garnick; Kay Poston; Beth Higgins; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Anonymous; Sandy Van Nostrand
Added on April 15, 2018.