Unlike his namesake, this Darwin took a very wrong turn and instead of spending time touring around and studying the flora and fauna of the Galapagos, he wound up in the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina of all places! Two to three years old and a Hound mix, Darwin was brought to the shelter by animal control as a stray on June 26th. Not only did he have a docked tail, but he also was heartworm positive. With no rescue or adopter interest, on July 29th Darwin was added to the the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for August 8th.

On July 29th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue requested our assistance to help save Darwin. We agreed to cover the costs of his heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. Later that same day Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Darwin! He had his heartworm treatment done on August 19th.

“Darwin is an affable, lovable Hound dog in every way!” Susan told us. “He is very loving and friendly, keeps his nose to the ground and if he had a tail, it would be wagging! He would make a great best friend. His long, velvety ears are magical to rub, and he loves the attention you give him. He is super, super sweet and loves to get hugged!” Click here to view more photos of Darwin.

RADAR paid all of Darwin’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $298.

UPDATE! All funds for Darwin have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Darwin has been adopted!

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 Darwin:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Hound Dog Fund; Karolay Aldave; iGive; Kay Sheils; Kay Poston; Catherine Marinakies; Melissa Bitting

Added on September 16, 2015.

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