Here’s hoping that the second time’s the charm for the charming Duke. In October of 2016, Duke found himself at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. The two-year-old blend of breeds was adopted in January. However, on April 3rd, he was picked up as a stray by animal control and taken to the shelter. Duke’s owners were contacted, but never reclaimed him. He was also now heartworm positive.

On May 17th, Duke’s name was placed on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for May 24th. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked if we could help. To encourage a rescue to pull Duke (known as Roman at the shelter), we provided an offer to cover his heartworm treatment costs. The very next day, One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania agreed to take Duke! He had his heartworm treatment done on May 23rd.

We were told this about Duke: “He’s calm, cool and very composed. Duke is a well-balanced, well-mannered fellow looking to make someone’s day! He’s friendly and always keeping a steady pace with his tail wagging. Duke has what it takes to comfortably move into a new home pre-stocked with kids and other dogs. What could be better than waking up in the morning and seeing Duke’s award-winning smile?” Click here to view more photos of Duke.

RADAR paid all of Duke’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $368.

UPDATE! All funds for Duke 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! Duke has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; Sunday Wright Fund; Gail O’Connor

Added on June 26, 2017.

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