Dallas was part of a duo of dogs from Duplin County, and that duo made all the difference in determining this dog’s fate. On August 15th, the six-year-old Golden Retriever mix arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina, along with another dog, Savannah. Sadly, Dallas tested positive for heartworms, greatly limiting his prospects for adoption or rescue.
On August 16th, Gretchen Kozen, a Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, reached out to us and asked for our help with Dallas. We provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On August 22nd, when Boxer Transfer Network rescue in Pennsylvania committed to taking Savannah, they knew they had to take Dallas as well. RADAR’s help better enabled them to follow through on their usual policy of taking all dogs that come in together, leaving no dog behind. Dallas began his heartworm treatment process on September 27th.
Gretchen told us this about Dallas from his time at the shelter: “He was a favorite at the shelter. Once you meet him, you can’t help but fall in love with this guy! He is definitely a Golden Retriever mix, but what else is anyone’s guess! He didn’t have any issues with any other dogs, and is just a love!” Click here to view more photos of Dallas.
RADAR paid all of the initial heartworm treatment costs for Dallas, which totaled $269.
UPDATE! All funds for Dallas 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 Dallas:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Nancy Warner; Gretchen Kozen; Marsha Garrett; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
If you are interested in adopting Dallas, please contact the Boxer Transfer Network.
Added on October 25, 2017.