As it turns out, the third time was indeed the charm for Cole. This one to two-year-old Lab mix somehow lost his first home and ended up being picked up as a stray by animal control and taken to the Darlington County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on April 4th. Like so many Darlington dogs, he tested positive for heartworms. However, in June he was adopted by a local family. It appeared to be a happy ending for all with a new beginning for Cole.

Unfortunately, it was not to be. Within a few days of adopting Cole, his new family’s special-needs child began having anxiety over Cole. A tearful family returned Cole to the shelter with hopes that he could find a better home. They had described him as an amazingly good dog. On July 1st, Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont approached RADAR for help with his heartworm treatment so that they could take him. We agreed to help and Cole made his way to Vermont. His heartworm treatment took place on August 23rd.

Fortunately for Cole, his foster family with the rescue fell in love with him!  The rescue shared this with us: “We are happy to report that Cole has been adopted by his foster family, so his journey to find a lifelong family is over! Thank you as always for helping us help those heartworm positive dogs; they certainly have made wonderful companions to so many people!” To see more photos of Cole, click here.

RADAR paid all $250 of the heartworm treatment costs for Cole.

UPDATE! Cole has been adopted by his foster family!

UPDATE! All funds for Cole have been raised! Thank you!

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 Cole:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Brigitte Scott-Voelk; Gail O’Connor

Added on September 16, 2018.

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