What would you call a kennel run where Cannon could play ball? The Cannon Ball Run! This two to three-year-old Shar Pei-Australian Cattle Dog mix arrived as a stray at the Chesterfield County Animal Services shelter in South Carolina on May 16th. The shelter staff described Cannon as “a sweet boy who has a very unique look and loves people.” He was at the shelter through no fault of his own and his owner never came to claim him. Cannon’s greatest enemy was his heartworm positive status. With space very limited at this small rural shelter, Cannon’s life was on the line. He was given a reprieve time and time again, but with no more space, he was scheduled to be euthanized on August 18th.
Deanna Dixon, the shelter’s rescue coordinator, had been pleading with Dog4U in South Carolina to pull Cannon. While the rescue was interested, they had no money to cover his heartworm treatment costs. Deanna had one last hope to save Cannon: she contacted RADAR on August 15th, urgently requesting our help. We agreed to assist, and Cannon was safe! On August 18th, the day he was scheduled to die, Dog4U safely led Cannon out of the shelter. Cannon received his heartworm treatment of August 25th.
“Cannon is a sweet, energetic boy,” Kristina Zieba from the rescue told us. “He is quite the character; his name should have been Jester! He is silly and playful, and just an overall goofy boy. He’ll make a wonderful addition to an active family. Thanks to RADAR’s generous assistance, we were able to commit to Cannon’s rescue. To view more photos of Cannon, click here.
RADAR paid all $216 of Cannon’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Cannon have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Cannon has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Cannon:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Diana Berkstresser; Jennifer Siegert
Added on September 13, 2014.