The name Henry has been used in royal families for centuries. A four-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound, this Henry didn’t have much luck when it came to being treated like royalty. Filthy, starving, and barely able to walk, Henry wandered up to a local manufacturing plant in search of someone who could help him. It appeared that Henry had recently been on the losing end of a fight with one or more dogs, sustaining multiple wounds all over, and a badly bleeding leg and foot. After a phone call from the person who found him, Henry ended up at the Mary Ann Morris Animal Society (MAMAS) shelter in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina on April 25th. Poor Henry wasn’t just badly wounded, he was also heartworm positive.
On June 5th, Ruthie Rish at MAMAS reached out to us to ask for our help with Henry. If we could assist in the cost of his heartworm treatment, Henry would have a better chance of finding his forever home. We agreed, and Henry received his heartworm treatment on June 20th. Henry was also neutered, and he received treatment for his wounds, which have cleared up nicely.
After a board member of MAMAS took Henry home to supervise the healing of his wounds, the shelter discovered just how sweet he is. “He went home with a board member so he could be looked after more consistently and she could keep his wounds clean,” Ruthie told us. “There, he thrived and clearly wanted nothing more than love. He loved being inside her house, and got along well with her dogs, three of which are tiny.” Click here to view more photos of Henry.
RADAR paid all of Henry’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $280.
UPDATE! Henry has been rescued by Lighthouse Animal Shelter in Massachusetts!
UPDATE! All funds for Henry have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Henry, please contact Lighthouse Animal Shelter.
Added on July 30, 2017.