Was it just a fluke to save Duke? This five-year-old Coonhound mix was found as a stray on July 31st and taken to the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. As an older, larger Hound mix, Duke already faced long odds of getting adopted or rescued, but when he tested heartworm positive, all bets were off.

Despite the odds, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program was determined to find a rescue for Duke. When Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut expressed interest in taking him, the only thing standing in the way was funding for his heartworm treatment. Mary Lou made her plea to RADAR and we committed to assist.

Duke received his heartworm treatment on August 14th. We were told this about Duke from December Clark, also with Shelter Animals Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On program: “He’s very friendly and cheerful. And, he has a beautiful melodious Hound voice!” Click here to view more photos of Duke.

RADAR paid all of Duke’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $357.

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); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund, in honor of Mary Lou Seymour; Cathy Moore; Kelly Hess; Barbara Keller; Laura Jones; Cynthia DiNardo; Roxanne Stevens

Added on September 10, 2017.

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