The name Dewie means beloved, and this Dewie was definitely dearly loved by everyone at the shelter. A three-year-old Lab mix, he arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on October 9th as a stray picked up by animal control. He seemed a little sad at the shelter, but did his best to put on a happy face. Despite his status as a Darlington Darling, he languished at the shelter due to his heartworm positive status.
Finally, on November 11th, Dewie had rescue interest. One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania wanted to take him, provided his heartworms could be treated first. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, turned to RADAR right away for funding assistance. We agreed to help, and Dewie completed his heartworm treatment on November 19th.
“Dewie is Southern Gentleman!” we were told. “He is just as polite and well mannered as they come! Couple his gentle nature with his more mellow outlook on life and you have one fantastic dog! Dewie is wonderful around other dogs and doesn’t seem to mind cats. Dewie would welcome caring for kids in his new home and having other doggy playmates to interact with. He would love to be included and would enjoy doing things with his new family.” Click here to view more photos of Dewie.
RADAR paid all of Dewie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $301.
UPDATE! All funds for Dewie have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Dewie has been adopted! His new dad, Jeremy, waited a bit, as Dewie had a bit of a cough that prevented him from traveling. Needless to say, Jeremy and Dewie are a perfect match!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Dewie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Mary Rose; Kathryn Haddock; Ken Sigert & Rick Thompson; Alysia Intili; Susan Penney; Melissa Feeney; Leilani Campbell
Added on December 11, 2019.