Carter, a three-year-old Labrador Retriever-Shar Pei mix, arrived at the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as part of a 17-dog hoarding case. The dogs were brought into the shelter as room became available, and Carter’s arrival date was December 12th. Being a more sensitive dog, Carter had been picked on by some of the other dogs with old bite wounds evident on his body, but that didn’t stop his love for other dogs. Having lived outside and without heartworm prevention in a hot, humid climate, it was no surprise that Carter tested positive for heartworms. Would this sensitive, gentle dog find an adopter or rescue given the high cost of heartworm treatment?
Brandi Sowell, a shelter volunteer, and Sophia Silverman of A New Chance Animal Rescue in New York teamed up and asked for RADAR’s help with Carter on January 4th. Could we help towards the expense of treating Carter’s heartworms so that he could be transported north to the rescue? We committed to helping Carter. His treatment was delayed due to lung inflammation, but he was able to start his heartworm treatments on January 20th and 21st.
“Carter is a sweet and laid-back dog,” we were told, “who has the kind and steady temperament Labradors are known for along with an adorably wrinkly brow from his Shar Pei side. With rich brown soulful eyes, he always looks like he is having very deep thoughts. Carter is kind and gentle, and has a soft manner with people. He is good with other dogs. Carter is waiting to blossom in a home where he can learn what love and true comfort is.” Be sure to view more photos in Carter’s gallery.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Carter.
UPDATE! All funds for Carter have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Carter has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Carter:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Brian Mertz; Anonymous; Susan Penney; Gail Lowe; Judith Apy
Added on March 22, 2020.