Garrison Keillor is famous for proclaiming that all the children of Lake Wobegon are above average. And we think that all RADAR dogs, including Garrison, are above average as well! This four-year-old Dalmatian-Bully Breed mix arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on August 20th. Heartworm positive, Garrison had no adopter or rescue interest for over two months, and was increasingly at risk.

Working with Susan Blakeney, our liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue volunteers, we provided an incentive offer to cover Garrison’s heartworm treatment costs if a rescue would take him. There was still no rescue interest, and Garrison’s life was on the line. If we went ahead and got Garrison’s heartworm treatment done, he would not only be safe, but would be all the more appealing to a rescue. To save Garrison, we agreed.

On November 12th, Garrison received his heartworm treatment. Susan shared this with us about Garrison: “He was all smiles when we headed out on a walk, and got the chance to show off his great leash skills. He’s an avid explorer, and would love to accompany you on all your adventures!” To view more photos of Garrison, click here.

RADAR paid all of Garrison’s heartworm treatment costs of $230.

UPDATE! Garrison has officially gone to rescue, and is now known as Frankie.

UPDATE! All funds for Garrison have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! Garrison 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 Garrison:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Susan Blakeney; Elizabeth Lavoie; Kristen Raley; Jessica Beck-Stimpert; Olga Saraeva

Added on November 20, 2013.

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