Aptly named after the fast Chrysler Hemi engine, this Hemi is a fast get-up-and-go boy! But he almost was not given the chance to get-up-and-go again, and not just once, but twice. Way back on October 28th, 2013, Hemi was surrendered to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina because he killed one of his owner’s chickens. Fortunately, he was adopted. But, of course, that’s not the end of the story. On May 22nd of this year Hemi, a Pit Bull mix and now three years old, was once more surrendered to the shelter. He revved his engine too many times by digging out of his fenced yard. Hemi now faced a life-or-death situation. He was placed on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for July 1st.
On June 27th, RADAR provided an offer to assist with Hemi’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. A few days later our liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, told us the good news: The Animal Rescue Foundation of Southeastern Pennsylvania committed to taking Hermi! He received his treatment on July 21st.
We were told this about Hemi: “Everyone who meets Hemi really loves him. He’s full of life and love, and has a real zest for life. Coming from a home with other dogs and even cats that were his best friend, he brings some wonderful pet skills with him. Hemi is very interactive, social and looking to be the hub of fun at a party! You’ll never have a dull moment with him by your side.” To see more photos of Hemi, click here.
RADAR paid all of Hemi’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $300.
UPDATE! All funds for Hemi have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Hemi has been adopted!
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Added on August 22, 2015.