Was there a beacon of hope somewhere for Deacon, originally named Beacon? He arrived as a stray to Columbus County Animal Control in North Carolina on December 12th. This handsome chocolate Labrador Retriever mix was estimated to be two years old. Unfortunately, this young fellow had acquired some unwanted passengers in his short life: deadly heartworms. Deacon was good with people and other dogs, but who would want to adopt him now?
Karen Steers of Peak Lab Rescue contacted RADAR on December 14th. The rescue wanted to save Deacon if we could help with his health costs. We agreed to help the same day. Deacon had his pre-heartworm medical treatment and x-rays in late January.
The great news on Deacon is that he has been adopted! His adopter shared this with us in late April: “He is currently undergoing his treatment. He has been for basic obedience training and continues to get better. He loves to counter surf and loves his stuffed animals. Thank you!” To see more photos of Deacon, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the pre-heartworm treatment and x-ray costs for Deacon.
UPDATE! Deacon has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Deacon have been raised! Thank you!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Deacon:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Anonymous; PayPal Giving Fund; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Ginnie Freeburn, in memory of her dog, Andy; Wendi LeConey; Linda Siegert
Added on May 17, 2019.