Instead of Dawson’s Creek, this Dawson was a up a creek without a paddle. On November 13th, Dawson, a two-year-old Hound mix, arrived as a stray at the Clarendon County Animal Control shelter in South Carolina. Dawson had a double dose of bad news: he was both heartworm positive and had sarcoptic mange. This high-kill rural shelter gives the dogs very little time and provides no vet care.

On November 19th, Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue in New Jersey made an urgent appeal for RADAR’s help with Dawson. The rescue would pull him if they could get help with his costs. We agreed and Dawson was pulled from the shelter the next day. Because of his sarcoptic mange, Dawson had to be quarantined in boarding for thirty days while he was treated. He was finally able to get his heartworm treatment done on January 4th and 5th.

The rescue told us this about Dawson after his arrival in mid-January: “Geez, what a nice dog he is! He is small-framed and weighs a healthy 35 pounds. When he arrived at the shelter he was skin and bones, and weighed only 25 pounds. He has fit in nicely with the other foster dogs and he crates really well. Dawson is happy, friendly and well-behaved. He will make a great addition to most any family.” Click here to view more photos of Dawson.

RADAR paid all $223 of Dawson’s heartworm treatment costs and $77 towards his quarantine boarding costs.

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

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Dawson has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Dawson:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Laura Jones; Kathy O’Connor; Tamara Talbot; Linda Siegert; Pamela Hudak; Kelly Hess; Marsha Garrett

Added on January 24, 2016.

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