Some dogs are the happiest of creatures, regardless of their circumstances. Even on their darkest days they are full of shining light. Dexter is one of those dogs! He came to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina from the local animal control on June 29th. This one to two-year-old, all-white Shepherd mix must not have stood out on the long list of adoptable dogs at the shelter since no one was taking him home. Dexter’s darkest day was scheduled to come on August 21st, when his length of time at the shelter would land him on the PTS (Put To Sleep) list. Although a truly adoptable dog, being heartworm positive in an overcrowded shelter seemed to seal Dexter’s fate.
Luckily, One Life to Live Rescue in Pennsylvania spotted Dexter’s joyous face in his picture and decided to take him in, but there was one condition: Dexter needed to be treated for his heartworm first! Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, reached out to RADAR for help on August 20th. As always, time was of the essence, so RADAR promptly responded the same day to help with the costs of Dexter’s heartworm treatment.
Dexter had his heartworm treatment on August 27th before going to One Life to Live Rescue. Susan tells us that, “He loves to give kisses and cuddle. Dexter does great with other dogs, and ignores cats for the most part. He is a sweetheart of a dog!” To view more photos of Dexter, click here.
RADAR paid all of Dexter’s August 27th heartworm treatment costs of $260.
UPDATE! All funds for Dexter have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Dexter has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Dexter:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Deborah McMillan; Diana Berkstresser; Freya Hill; Anne Killeen; Anthony Jerrick; Helen Martin-Bacon; Leslie Platt
Added on September 8, 2013.