Cricket hoped for a ticket to get out of the Hancock County Animal Shelter in Kentucky. But it seemed the ticket office window had slammed shut when he tested heartworm positive. A playful three-year-old Border Collie mix, he was picked up as a stray while wandering down a highway on February 20th (02-20-20). Besides feeling as though ‘2’ was definitely not his lucky number, Cricket tested heartworm positive. Heartworm treatment costs are in the hundreds and it’s hard for rescues to take dogs with that kind of treatment cost in addition to basic vetting and vaccination expenses.

Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania contacted RADAR on March 10th. Cricket was in danger of being euthanized with his heartworm positive status. We were asked if we could help the rescue with the expenses of heartworm treatment. We committed to Cricket, and he completed his heartworm treatment on March 16th.

“Cricket is goofy, playful and outgoing,” the rescue said. “He is a confident friend to other dogs. He enjoys toys and playing with his dog and human friends. His deep red and white coloring is very striking and he will make a handsome and loving addition to a family.” On March 21st the rescue had this wonderful update for us: “Cricket got adopted by a fantastic family! Thank you for sponsoring his heartworm treatment!” Be sure to view more photos in Cricket’s gallery.

RADAR paid all $290 of the heartworm treatment costs for Cricket.

UPDATE! Cricket has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Cricket 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 Cricket:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Maggi Berwind-Dart; Calvin Young

Added on April 5, 2020.

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