Before Flint’s stint as a Hound at the pound, he had spent day after day living as a stray. The five-year-old Bluetick Coonhound was admitted to the Hampton County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on April 9th. It was quickly found that he is very uncertain of his surroundings, and might have suffered from abuse in his past. Unfortunately, Flint also tested positive for heartworm disease, which put his life at risk at the shelter.
On April 23rd, Mary Lou Seymour of Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program reached out to RADAR for help with Flint. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut was interested in saving him, if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered. We agreed to provide assistance, and he received his treatment on April 27th and 28th.
“This poor dog keeps his head to the ground,” December Clark with Shelter Animals Advocates and The HeartBeat Goes On program told us. “He’s so humble. When I approach him he curls up in a ball and acts as if I am going to strike him. I hate to think anyone could do that to this animal. It’s as if he wishes the ground would swallow him up.” Despite that, Flint is friendly with dogs and cats. His rescue says, “he has shown that he is a sweet and gentle soul. It just takes time for Flint to trust. He needs to be surrounded by those who would love and accept him.” To see more photos of Flint, click here.
RADAR paid all $364 of the heartworm treatment costs for Flint.
UPDATE! All funds for Flint 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 Flint:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Andy’s Safe Haven Fund, in memory of Ginnie Freeburn’s dog, Andy; Joseph Patterson, in memory of his beloved partner, Patrick A. Joyce; Karen Dymond
If you are interested in adopting Flint, please contact Dog Star Rescue.
Added on May 27, 2018.