Meet the Flintstones! We had already committed to assist Wilma when the request came for Fred. How could we resist? This three-year-old Chow Chow mix arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on October 15th. Fred was picked up as a stray by animal control. He was very nervous and uncertain at the shelter, and did not react well with the other dogs. Adding to Fred’s woes: he was heartworm positive.
Fred’s first lucky break came when a shelter volunteer immediately got Fred out of the shelter and into a less stressful boarding environment. Although Fred tested fine with other dogs while being boarded, he had no rescue or adopter interest. He ended up on the shelter’s Put To Sleep list for the first week of December.
The second lucky break for Fred came when Home at Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take him. However, they could only do so if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, reached out to us for help. With Fred’s treatment expected to cost more than our usual assistance, we reached out to our dedicated donor for Darlington dogs, Melissa Feeney. She generously donated at once, and we committed to assist Fred. He was now safe!
Between the holidays and a shortage of the heartworm treatment drug, Fred had to wait until January 7th to have his treatment done. Fittingly, Wilma also had her treatment done at the same time! Susan told us this about Fred: “He’s a friendly, happy and affectionate fellow!” Click here to see more photos of Fred.
RADAR paid all $329 of Fred’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Fred have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Fred has been adopted!
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 Fred:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Melissa Feeney; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Diana Berkstresser
Added on January 14, 2014.