Welcome to RADAR Radio, your leading source of at-risk dog news in the Southeast and Appalachia! Today we’re interviewing Cooper, a three-year-old Beagle from North Carolina. Tune in now to find out the scoop on Cooper!
RADAR interviewer: Cooper, you arrived at the Onslow County Animal Services shelter in North Carolina on May 3rd. What brought you there?
Cooper: Well, my last owner surrendered me, even though I begged him to let me go back home. I was so sad and scared at the shelter because I didn’t know what was going to happen to me. It was so hot in my kennel, and I didn’t even want to eat. I really wanted to be out of there, but it seemed like I didn’t have a chance, because I was heartworm positive.
RADAR interviewer: For our listeners who don’t know, heartworm disease can cause damage to the heart, lungs, and other parts of the body, and if left untreated, can result in death. Cooper, what happened after you found out about those test results?
Cooper: I was devastated at first, but I got a huge surprise when RescueConnect Animal Rescue in Wilmington, North Carolina, told the shelter that they were interested in taking me. On May 7th, Tanya Wildman with the rescue reached out to RADAR to ask if they could help with my heartworm treatment. They said yes, and I was safe! I got my treatment on May 31st.
RADAR interviewer: That’s amazing! How’re you doing now, Cooper?
Cooper: I’m doing great! I’ve loved spending time with my wonderful foster family, who gave me a comfortable, happy home to stay in while I got through my treatment. I am so thankful for everyone who has worked to give me a second chance at life!
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RADAR paid all $202 of the heartworm treatment costs for Cooper.
UPDATE! Cooper has been transferred to Tall Tails Beagle Rescue in Maine! They say that “Cooper is a sweet, friendly boy who gets along well with other dogs, adult cats, and children. He loves to snuggle and play with his favorite toys!”
UPDATE! All funds for Cooper 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 Cooper:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sherry Hutchison; Lauren & Carl Clark, in memory of their RADAR-assisted Beagle, Pancake; Giant Giving Tag Program; Dorian Edwin / Creations for Castaway Canines
If you are interested in adopting Cooper, please contact Tall Tails Beagle Rescue.
Added on July 14, 2019.