Howard the Treeing Walker Coonhound is a sweet boy who just wants a home where he will be taken care of. He was picked up by animal control on March 18th and taken directly to the vet to have an embedded collar removed and the resulting wound treated. He then ended up at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. While his neck healed, he languished at the shelter for a long time. In addition to being “just a hound dog,” Howard was heartworm positive.

On May 22nd, Susan Blakeney with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue reached out to us for help with Howard, who was on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list. As an incentive for a rescue to take him, we provided an offer to cover his heartworm treatment. On June 12th, One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania spoke up for Howard. He had his heartworm treatment on June 27th.

Howard is a handsome, big boy at 59 pounds. According to the shelter, “Howard is a typical nose to the ground hound! He loved when the staff took him out for walks and enjoyed his time with them very much. Howard loved being out of his kennel so much that when it was time to go back, he would come to a stop when he realized where he was headed. This is one smart guy!” Click here to view more photos of Howard.

RADAR paid all of Howard’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $317.

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

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UPDATE! Howard has been adopted!

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

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sherry Hutchison; Susan Blakeney; Martha Stuart; Aileen; Kathy O

Added on July 23, 2017.

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