Drago was found by a police officer responding to a home for a domestic issue. The compassionate officer rescued Drago and all of his Husky puppy siblings, endeavoring to find homes for them. With only Drago and his sister, Kay left, and now about a year old, the officer realized he needed help. After consulting with the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina, he brought Drago and his sister Kay to the shelter on May 11th. And that turned out to be a life-saving move for Drago who, unlike Kay, tested heartworm positive.

On May 22nd, Long Trail Canine Rescue in Vermont offered to take both Drago and Kay with one caveat: they needed help with the cost of Drago’s heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately sought our help to seal this dual-dog deal. We agreed to help, and the dogs were transported to Vermont and on to foster homes. Drago had his heartworm treatment on July 10th, and was adopted shortly thereafter.

“Drago is a gentle, sweet boy,” we were told. He meets every other dog nicely and wants to play. At the shelter he let volunteers brush out his thick coat just minutes after meeting them. He loves attention and affection from all people. His thick coat and striking blue eyes draw people to him. He has an excellent temperament, being both gentle and attentive.” Click here to view more photos of Drago.

RADAR paid all of Drago’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $250.

UPDATE! Drago has been adopted! His forever mom, Carmen, shared this: “My heart is already filled with so much love for this dog. He is so accepting, so loving, so willing to please. Upon getting to know him, I cried- both happy and sad tears- his demeanor is remarkably similar to that of my sweet Gypsie. It’s as if Gypsie sent me the right dog, she knew it was time for us to open our hearts again. On Drago’s first night home, he sat right by my side and ever so gently offered me his paw- to me he was saying ‘it’s okay, Gypsie approves of this wholeheartedly’.”

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

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 Drago:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Jody Hoffman; Melissa Bitting; Linda Ferrell

Added on October 5, 2019.

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