Buffalo Bill was also known as Wild Bill Cody, and with this Cody’s ability to leap over a 4 foot fence, we just might have to call him Wild Canine Cody! This three to four-year-old Irish Wolfhound mix arrived on June 4h at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Cody was an owner surrender because he had learned to leap over the family’s 4 foot fence, and they no longer wanted to deal with him. As a larger dog, and one who was heartworm positive, Cody faced some tough odds of getting out of the shelter alive.
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, reached out to us on June 16th to see if we could provide an offer to cover the cost of Cody’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. Because of his size (about 70 lbs.), his heartworm treatment cost was estimated to be about $400. Thanks to the generosity of RADAR supporter Melissa Feeney in covering some of the cost, we were able to commit to assisting Cody. On June 17th, One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania agreed to take Cody! He had his heartworm treatment done on July 23rd.
We were told this about Cody: “He’s very friendly. He does not pay any attention to cats, even when we tried to get him to interact with them. He’s a little shy, but warms up readily after he has been around a person for a few minutes. He really prefers men over women. It seems like he might have started life as a house puppy, and then when he was no longer a puppy, got relegated to the back yard. Cody is really sweet!” To view more photos of Cody, click here.
RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Cody, totaling $392.
UPDATE! All funds for Cody have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Cody 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 Cody:
Added on August 5, 2014.