Jaw-dropping would be one way to describe Gino’s story. This one-year-old Bully Breed mix was a stray in search of food because he was starving. He was threatened with being shot for getting into a woman’s chicken coop and eating three of her chickens. But Gino’s sad eyes and malnourished body spoke to the woman’s heart. Though she loved her chickens very much, it was clear to her that he was starving and just trying to survive. She fed him a few times on her porch, then was able to trap him and took him to at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on September 30th. An exam revealed that his jaw was broken, and he really had been struggling in many ways to feed himself. He was also heartworm positive.
On April 20th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, requested our help for Gino. One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania had a safe spot for him, but he still needed to have his heartworm treatment done first. We agreed to assist, and Gino received his treatment on April 24th.
“He is well mannered!” we were told. “Gino gets along with other dogs and has no issues with cats. He is also fine with children. He’s great, and just a little body of wiggly love!” To see more photos of Gino, click here.
RADAR paid all $197 of the heartworm treatment costs for Gino.
UPDATE! All funds for Gino have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Gino has been adopted! His new name is JuJu!
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Added on May 13, 2018.