Humble Humphrey’s name suits him well, because it means “peaceful warrior.” Somewhere between five and seven years old, this sweet Treeing Walker Coonhound was found as a stray and taken to Hampton County Shelter in South Carolina on June 3rd. At just 35 pounds, Humphrey was emaciated, being 15 pounds below the lowest average weight for his breed. But that’s not all; Humphrey also tested positive for heartworm disease.
On June 18th, Mary Lou Seymour with Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program reached out to RADAR to see if we could help Humphrey. Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut was interested in taking him, but needed funding for treating his heartworms. RADAR agreed to assist, and Humphrey received his treatment on July 27th!
December Clark, also with Shelter Animals Advocates and its HeartBeat Goes On program, described Humphrey as “humble pie,” and a very nice boy. She also told us that it was a bit of a struggle getting anyone to neuter Humphrey, due to his pink skin appearing as though he had an infection. Several vet techs turned him away, but December knew it was just that Humphrey had finally been cleaned, and his translucent white hair was showing his pinkish skin. Thankfully, December came up with a fun solution to the problem: “Finally, I had enough and let him roll every day in the sand. That got him good and dirty, and finally got him neutered!” Click here to view more photos of Humphrey.
RADAR paid all of Humphrey’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $341.
UPDATE! All funds for Humphrey have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Humphrey has been adopted!
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Added on August 27, 2017.