This is the story of the fickle fate of fearless Fred. On Valentine’s Day, Fred was picked up as a stray by animal control. A Beagle mix estimated to be four years old, Fred was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Twice Fred had local adopter interest, but neither panned out. At last, a rescue agreed to take him. However, when Fred went to the vet, it was determined that he was not four, but more like eight. When the rescue was informed of this, they decided not to take Fred.

On April 15th, Fred’s fate finally took a turn for the best. Caring for Creatures in Virginia was willing to take him if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue and a volunteer with Caring for Creatures, asked for our help. We agreed, and Fred was safe at last! He received his heartworm treatment on May 7th.

Susan shared this with us about Fred: “A loving, affectionate fellow, Fred loves to buzz around to meet new dogs and people, and then chill and be super cute! He’s a perfect size for young kids, older folks and everyone in between. With his sweet, personable nature, he’s ready for just about any home environment. All you do is add some love and he’s going to fit in just fine!” To see more photos of Fred, click here.

RADAR paid all the Fred’s heartworm treatment costs totaling $104.

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:

Mary Harley; Christine Williams; Diana Cathcart; John Crawford

Added on May 12, 2014.

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