Hank the dog could be named after Hank Williams or Hank Williams Jr. or Hank Williams III. He certainly had a plaintive tale to sing. He arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter along with his best friend Manny as owner surrenders on February 23rd. This four-year-old Australian Shepherd mix impressed everyone with his friendliness and good looks. Unfortunately, Hank was heartworm positive, lessening his chances for adoption or rescue.
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society, requested our help with Hank on March 19th. To Love A Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania had rescued Hank’s friend Manny and wanted to rescue Hank too, but they needed help with the cost of Hank’s heartworm treatment. We agreed to help, and Hank finished his heartworm treatment on April 2nd.
“Hank is great with people and very alert to the cues of his handler,” we were told. “He enjoys playing ‘fetch’ with a frisbee. Hank walks well on a leash. He is extremely loving with his person and falls into you and just wants love!” Hank’s sad song has turned into a happy one! To see more photos of Hank, click here.
RADAR paid all $238 of the heartworm treatment costs for Hank.
UPDATE! All funds for Hank 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 Hank:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Brian Mertz; Leilani Campbell; Anne Marie Shinko; Tina Muncy; Peggy Marshall, in honor of Ken Siegert’s birthday
If you are interested in adopting Hank, please contact To Love A Canine Rescue.
Added on April 20, 2019.