Who could be callous about Dallas? This wonderful one to two-year-old, 50-pound Mountain Cur mix was picked as a stray by animal control way back on August 15th. Dallas was the taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina, where a long wait awaited him. Despite his beautiful brindle coat, his dark face made him more invisible to potential adopters and rescues. Then there was also the issue of his being heartworm positive.
On December 6th, Dallas was placed on the shelter’s dreaded “put to sleep” list for December 13th. Without a rescue commitment by December 13th, Dallas could be euthanized at any time after that date. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately sought our help. As an incentive for a rescue to take Dallas, we provided an offer to cover his heartworm treatment costs.
The deadline for Dallas came and went, but still no rescue. Folks worked diligently behind the scenes to keep providing him with more time. At long last, on January 12th, One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania agreed to take Dallas! He received his heartworm treatment on March 7th.
We were told this about Dallas from his stay at the shelter: “Dallas is a friendly, medium-energy boy, who should make a good family dog. He is playful but not too hyper, and he listens well. He enjoys being petted. Dallas is eager when meeting new dogs and quickly invites them to play. He may not be the best match for dogs who prefer more space, and would likely do better with an easygoing playful canine buddy. He’s not interested in cats!” To see more photos of Dallas, click here.
RADAR paid all $312 of the heartworm treatment costs for Dallas.
UPDATE! All funds for Dallas have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Dallas has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Dallas:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Wags 4 Hope; Melissa Feeney; Catharine Audette; Nancy Freer Kartoon; Tamara Talbot; Linda Siegert; Elizabeth Lavoie
Added on March 19, 2017.