Some lucky family is going to flip over Flipper! This handsome five-year-old Basset Hound-Corgi mix has been moved from place to place for far too long. In December 2016, Flipper was left with a pet sitter and his owners just never came back for him. The pet sitter took care of him for six months, but then she had to move and couldn’t take him along, so on May 11th, he ended up at the Kershaw County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Unfortunately, poor Flipper was heartworm positive.

It turned out it would take a lot of people and a lot of “flipping” for Flipper to make his way out of the shelter and be ready to adopt. Stephanie McElveen, a volunteer with the Kershaw County Humane Society, reached out to RADAR for help with Flipper’s heartworm treatment, and we agreed. Ava Werstlein of RescueConnect, a “bridge” rescue organization in North Carolina, had agreed to help find a rescue in the Northeastern States to take Flipper. Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue in New Jersey stepped up to take him. On July 10th, he had his heartworm treatment.

“He is a wonderful dog!” Flipper’s foster mom says. “He gets along great with other dogs and loves people, especially children! With his laid-back manner and his love of children, he would make a great therapy dog. He was a great save!” To see more photos of Flipper, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Flipper.

UPDATE! Flipper has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Flipper 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 Flipper:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Laura Jones; Linda Siegert / Collars of Hope Creations

Added on August 8, 2017.

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