Gino

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!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Gino has been adopted! His new name is JuJu!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Gino:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Gail O’Connor

Added on May 13, 2018.

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2 thoughts on “Gino

  • March 1, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    If anyone is interested, Gino has found a great home. His name is now JuJu. He lives in PA with his Momma Donna , 5 canine and 6 feline siblings. His chicken chasing days are over. In October he tested negative for heartworm. Thank you RADAR and the wonderful woman who took him to Darlington County Humane Society Rescue.

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    • March 2, 2019 at 9:35 am
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      Thank you so much for finding us and letting us know the wonderful news about JuJu, and thank you for adopting him!! We try our best to keep updated on when the dogs we help are adopted — it’s not easy! 😀 We will send you an email as well.

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