There’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” but now we have “The Adventures of Huck the Hound!” Three-year-old Huck is a Hound mix who was surrendered to the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina on October 28th. Huck did not arrive alone; his three older puppies and their mother were also surrendered. When the shelter separated him from his family and placed him in an outside kennel, he managed to find a way to escape and tore apart a door to get inside the shelter building to his family!
While Huck’s pups and their mother all got rescue placement quickly, poor Huck was stuck at the shelter. His fate was uncertain because he was heartworm positive. On November 16th, Dagmar Merrill, an advocate for the Lee County shelter, asked RADAR to assist Huck. There was rescue interest if he could first get his heartworm treatment done. We agreed to help, which allowed the Georgia Animal Rescue and Defence (GARD) to commit to take Huck!
On December 4th and January 5th, Huck had his heartworm treatments done. Following his recuperation, Huck will be headed to a GARD foster in Massachusetts, where there is already adopter interest.
The shelter provided us with this about Huck: “He’s definitely a character! He’s afraid of things like a door squeaking and someone sneezing. He enjoys sitting on your lap even though he wasn’t meant to be a lap dog. He likes car rides as long as you don’t stop! He loves to just be able to walk around the yard. He listens better then any other dog I’ve ever met. Huck is a clown who enjoys playing peek-a-boo! He’s such great boy!” To view more photos of Huck, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards Huck’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Huck have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Huck has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Huck:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Mariam Wright
Added on January 18, 2015.