A hoarding case brought Gage, a two-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on January 31st. His dog friend Laura had also been seized and brought to the shelter. Gage was emaciated and flea-ridden. He was also very scared. The court had ordered Gage and Laura to be surrendered to the shelter for their own good, but testing heartworm positive threatened their health and was a costly obstacle to adopters or rescues being able to save them.
Mary Lou Seymour, of Shelter Animal Advocates (SAA) and its HeartBeat Goes On program asked for RADAR’s help on February 18th with the heartworm treatment costs for Gage and Laura. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut wanted to rescue both dogs, but needed assistance with their heartworm treatment costs before they could be taken into the rescue. We committed to both dogs, and they had their heartworm treatments on February 28th.
Gage is very shy and very sweet. He has a low-mellow energy level and gets along very well with other dogs. Gage is friendly with people despite his shyness. Gage is kennel trained. He’s a good-looking fellow with golden fur and ready for his second chance in a loving new home. Be sure to view more photos in Gage’s gallery.
RADAR paid all of Gage’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $349.
UPDATE! All funds for Gage have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Gage:
If you are interested in adopting Gage please contact Dog Star Rescue.
Added on March 22, 2020.