Just like the wool tweed with which he shares his name, Harris is the real deal: authentic, homespun and natural. But it wasn’t too long ago that this handsome boy was desperate, and would have gladly traded his coat for cash. Harris came to the Aiken County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on November 15th. He was a friendly and well-behaved five to six-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. But no one retrieved Harris, so he became a ward of the county. Unfortunately, due to county regulations, because Harris was heartworm positive he was not available for adoption. His only way out alive required a rescue commitment.
Like throwing Harris a herring-bone (even with some hounds-tooth marks on it), on December 3rd, Lori Free with the Purr-Fect Match Rescue in Wisconsin expressed interest in pulling Harris if she could get assistance with the cost of his heartworm treatment. RADAR immediately agreed to assist. Mary Lou Seymour with the Shelter Animal Advocates coordinated the arrangements for Harris to get his treatment done through their Heart Beat Goes On program. Harris received his heartworm treatment on December 9th.
Another Shelter Animal Advocates volunteer, Christine, transported Harris to Chesterfield, South Carolina, where he was boarded for his treatment and recuperation. The transport takes between two and three hours, so Christine knows her traveling companion well by the time they arrive. Christine said, “Harris is a very sweet boy who loves attention. When he arrived at Chesterfield and he was out of the crate, he jumped and ran around as if sensing he was finally safe!” The warp and woof of Harris’s life had changed in a mere few weeks, but like the famous brand, it will last a lifetime. Click here to see more photos of Harris.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Harris.
UPDATE! All funds for Harris have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Harris has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Harris:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Dallas Gutacker; Diana Berkstresser
Added on December 24, 2014.