It’s Herbie, the canine love bug! Two years old and a Bassett Hound-Corgi mix, Herbie arrived at the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina August 1st. While we’re not sure how he ended up at the shelter, we do know that this friendly dog was heartworm positive.

On August 28th, Ava Whalen with RescueConnect in North Carolina reached out to RADAR in an effort to save Herbie. “The Sampson County shelter has a very high put-to-sleep rate,” Ava told us. “Any animal that makes it out of there alive is a miracle.” If the costs of his heartworm treatment could be provided, the rescue would take him. We agreed to assist, and Herbie was safe! He received his heartworm treatments on October 8th.

“Herbie’s foster mom owns a play care facility,” Ava shared with us, “so she can be with him all day, as well as work with him to socialize him with other dogs in a controlled environment. Even though he is friendly with humans, I think Herbie will need to be an only dog. His foster mom says he is very sweet and follows her around everywhere!” The rescue also shared that Herbie “LOVES the attention of people and was clearly at one time a family pet. He loves to go for car rides, does great on a leash, and enjoys the company of humans!” To see more photos of Herbie, click here.

RADAR paid all $268 of the heartworm treatment costs for Herbie.

UPDATE! All funds for Herbie have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Herbie has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Herbie:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Anonymous; JMH; Laura Jones; Anonymous; Marsha Sissler; Cassandra Alexander

Added on October 21, 2018.

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