Ghost and his sister Missy were surrendered to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on May 24th. Ghost thought he was toast when he heard that he had heartworms. A senior dog at eight years old, black, in an overcrowded and underfunded shelter, and not eligible for adoption – a scary picture that would raise the hair on anyone’s back, never mind a dog named for an apparition. Three days after Ghost was impounded, he was told that he had to be gone by June 1st due to the pending arrival of 30 dogs seized in a hoarding case. If not gone by then, Ghost would be euthanized and would forever be just a ghost of his former self.
Who you gonna call? Mary Lou Seymour of The Heart Beat Goes On program is the one to represent dogs who don’t have a ghost of a chance. Mary Lou started broadcasting Ghost’s haunting story on May 27th. “Don’t let this spook you!” she said. And by May 31st there was rescue interest, but only IF funds for the heartworm treatment were available. Mary Lou asked RADAR for help and we agreed. Thanks to Lowcountry Lab Rescue, Ghost did not vanish before our very eyes!
Ghost’s blue eyes are warm and affectionate. He is very loving and gentle, friendly with people and dogs. According to his foster, he is a “complete sweetheart” who never fusses and has won her heart. In fact, Ghost’s foster was so smitten by him, that she adopted him! The only thing Ghost doesn’t do is say “Boo!” Click here to view more photos of Ghost.
RADAR paid all of Ghost’s initial vetting and neutering costs, which totaled $240.
UPDATE! Ghost has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Ghost 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 Ghost:
Chloe’s SOS Fund; Kathy O’Connor; Freya Hill; Melissa Bitting; Catherine Marinakies; Tina Muncy; Diana Berkstresser
Added on July 23, 2015.