If this Gilbert could find himself a Sullivan, they could do a remake of “The Pirates of Penzance” as “The Dogs of Darlington!” And Gilbert’s story is worthy of being made into an opera, or at least a soap opera! A three to four-year-old Labrador Retriever mix, Gilbert was surrendered by his owners to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 28th. Two female dogs were also surrendered with Gilbert. It appeared that the females were used for breeding and Gilbert provided stud service. But those days were now numbered.

Gilbert must have sensed what was in store for him. In the process of getting ready to be taken to get neutered he managed to escape! He was missing for two weeks before he was found and returned to the shelter. The second try at getting him neutered was successful. But there was another problem Gilbert hadn’t anticipated: he tested heartworm positive. He found himself on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for July 1st.

On June 28th, RADAR reached out to Susan Blakeney, our liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, and offered to cover Gilbert’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. And just in time, Puppy Paws Rescue in Maryland agreed to take Gilbert! On July 14th, he had his heartworm treatment done. We were told that Gilbert is calm and composed, and a polite gentleman! To view more photos of Gilbert, click here.

RADAR paid all of Gilbert’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $299.

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

UPDATE! Gilbert 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 Gilbert:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; AmazonSmile; Keturah Johnson; Elizabeth Lavoie

Added on July 30, 2015.

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