Oh Henry! This one-year-old Shepherd mix was brought to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on December 14th as a stray. Henry was very shy, and just spent most of his time in his igloo at the shelter. Being a black dog didn’t help his chances of finding a rescue or adopter, and being heartworm positive only made matters worse.
Luckily for Henry, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, visited with Henry and 36 other dogs at the shelter on Christmas Eve. Thanks to her updated bio of Henry and her new photos of him, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania stepped up on January 2nd to offer to take him. The only thing still needed was funding for his heartworm treatment. Susan turned to RADAR to see if we could help. We agreed, and Henry had his treatment on February 7th!
Susan got this report on her visit with Henry directly from him: “I was feeling a little overwhelmed and was not quite able to muster the gumption to leave my igloo on my own. I had to be picked up by a nice man and carried to the outside field area. I got to meet other nice humans and other dogs. I am very calm and gentle in my approach to meeting other dogs and humans. I was able to walk short distances and then I was ready to relax and stay put. I slowly started to chill and get into the “groove” of meeting the other dogs on my outdoor adventure before it was time to head back in. Heck, I didn’t want to go back, but another volunteer scooped me up and returned me after doing my photo shoot. Susan said it was gratifying to see how much I relaxed during the time we were out for photos.” Click here to view more photos of Henry.
RADAR paid all of Henry’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $313.
UPDATE! All funds for Henry have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Henry, please contact Home At Last Dog Rescue.
Added on February 18, 2018.