Huey was treated like a lawn ornament, so much so that the people who had him left him abandoned on their lawn when they moved. So on March 29th, this approximately three-year-old American Bulldog mix was admitted to the Bertie County Humane Society shelter in North Carolina. Originally named Sammy at the shelter, Huey appeared to have been abused, or at least mistreated. He also seemed to be deaf, or very seriously hearing impaired. And as if that weren’t enough, he was heartworm positive.
RADAR received a request for help with Huey on May 7th. We provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment in order to encourage a rescue to take him. On June 25th, Destiny Shell, who runs Dogs of Destiny, the Virginia chapter of the Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue, agreed to take Huey! Destiny specializes in helping dogs in need of more extensive care and training. He began his heartworm treatment on October 3rd.
“Huey needed lots of work to be adoptable,” Destiny told us, “as he most likely had never been interacted with, other than to be harmed. He was very mouthy and nippy, and needed a lot of love and training before being available for adoption. He was very curious about his new surroundings and enjoyed his freedom of romping in the yard when we would go outside!” Huey now likes to give and get kisses, and learning hand signals for sit, come, good boy and this way! To see more photos of Huey, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Huey.
UPDATE! All funds for Huey have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting Huey, please contact Dogs of Destiny.
Added on October 29, 2017.