It’s Cona with a ‘C’ not a ‘K’. Kona is Hawaiian for a strong trade wind, often bringing rain. The wind that brought Cona (originally named Duke at the shelter) as a stray to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina must have been a friendly and helpful breeze. Cona, a one-year-old Siberian Husky, was covered in a pink substance when he arrived at the shelter on September 20th. It was thought that he might have been a bait dog for a dog fighting ring, although no wounds were found. One unfortunate finding was that Cona was heartworm positive, and that greatly lessened his chances of leaving the shelter.
RADAR was contacted by Half-Way Home Canine Rescue in North Carolina on September 23rd. The rescue wanted to pull Cona from the shelter but needed help with his heartworm medical expenses. We said we would help, and Cona had his heartworm treatment on October 7th.
“Cona was afraid of people when he was first brought into the rescue,” we were told, “but has now settled down and is a ‘normal’ Husky, friendly to all who visit: men, women and children. Cona is very active and loves to run and play with fellow Huskies. We are looking forward to having a healthy, happy Husky ready for a permanent home and family in time for the holidays.” Click here to view more photos of Cona.
RADAR paid $250 towards Cona’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Cona 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 Cona:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Gretchen Kozen; Nancy Warner; Melody Woolard; Barb & Marty Myers; Tina Muncy
If you are interested in adopting Cona, please contact Half-Way Home Canine Rescue.
Added on October 27, 2019.