Ending up in a shelter proved to be a real jolt for Colt. About two years old and a Labrador Retriever mix, Colt was picked up as a stray way back on October 10th and taken to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. He was terribly frightened in the stressful shelter environment, and would barely move. However, when shelter staff would go into his kennel, he would wag his tail. Making matters all the worse for Colt, he was heartworm positive. His time would be up on October 19th.

Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, reached out to us to help Colt (known as Vlad at the shelter) on October 14th. We provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs to encourage a rescue to take him. On October 19th, and with only minutes to spare, East Coast Canine Alliance in Virginia committed to take Colt! His heartworm treatment had to be delayed several times due to urinary tract infections. He was finally able to get his heartworm treatment done on March 3rd.

“He’s such a lovable dog,” the rescue told us. “He just wants neck and ear rubs all day! He gets along with all the dogs he has met so far. He loves to play tug of war, and he loves getting treats! He needs a little time to warm up, but after he is comfortable, he is a great dog. He’s the definition of a “smiling” dog! To view more photos of Colt, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Colt.

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

UPDATE! Colt has been adopted!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Colt:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Trevah Panek; Vickie Madison; Anonymous

Added on March 19, 2016.

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