Well, whada’ya know? It’s Cosmo! This two-year-old Golden Retriever mix arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on March 20th. Cosmo was brought to the shelter as a stray by animal control. It’s hard to believe that no one came looking for this classic Yellow Lab. Testing heartworm positive did not help Cosmo’s case. With no adopter or rescue interest, Cosmo found himself on the shelter’s “Put To Sleep” list for May 7th.
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, contacted us on May 1st to see if we could make an offer to cover the heartworm treatment costs for Cosmo as an incentive for a rescue to take him. We agreed, and the next day came the good news that the New England Lab Rescue in Maine would take Cosmo!
On May 13th Cosmo received his heartworm treatment. He was transported to the rescue on June 14th. Susan shared this with us about Cosmo: “He has that typical easy-going, happy Lab personality. He is strong and energetic, and he tries to engage other dogs in play. Cosmo should do well in an active family, and would probably enjoy a rambunctious canine playmate. He would really love enough space where he can run (and maybe learn to play fetch). Cosmo is a super handsome and affectionate fellow!” To view more photos of Cosmo, click here.
RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs for Cosmo, which totaled $334.
UPDATE! All funds for Cosmo have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Cosmo has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Cosmo:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Melissa Feeney; Loretta Stadler; Sue Schutte
Added on June 19, 2014.