Houdini was named because he escapes from wherever he is. But fortunately, he doesn’t run away. He just runs to find his person. A one- to two-year-old Lab mix, Houdini was found as a stray and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 1st. While not much was known about his past, one thing was for sure: He could not escape his heartworm positive status, which would limit his ability to find a rescue or adopter.
On June 11th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, reached out to RADAR to see if we could help with Houdini. Worthy Dog Rescue in Virginia wanted to pull him from the shelter, but they needed assistance with the cost of his heartworm treatment in order to do so. We agreed to help, and he was safe! Houdini received his heartworm treatments on July 14th and 15th.
“This miniature-size Lab may enjoy fetching or swimming, but his favorite pastime is cuddling with his person,” Susan told us. “He gently puts his paws up on you for for a hug. He walks well on leash and meets other dogs politely. His ideal family would have children and a big couch where he can get a lot of attention and snuggling. He is also easy enough to manage and the perfect size for older folks who wish to have a doting, loving four-legged companion. Ask for Houdini today; there are not too many tricks up his furry sleeve, but certainly a lot of love stashed away with the desire to share with his new family!” Be sure to view more photos in Houdini’s gallery.
RADAR paid all of Houdini’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $209.
UPDATE! All funds for Houdini have been raised! Thank you!
While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Houdini:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Second Chances Fund
If you are interested in adopting Houdini, please contact Worthy Dog Rescue.
Added on July 26, 2020.