Ian, a four-year-old Beagle, faced double trouble when he arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina way back on February 6th. Not only did he have an old leg injury that causes him to walk with a limp, but he was also heartworm positive. An x-ray of Ian’s leg did not reveal any need for surgery. The heartworm, however, did require treatment. The combination of the cost of heartworm treatment and the limp, made Ian increasingly at risk at the shelter.
With time rapidly running out, and thanks to the efforts of the volunteers with the Darlington County Humane Society, a rescue was found for Ian! Caring for Creatures in Virginia agreed to take Ian if his initial vetting, neutering and heartworm treatment costs could be covered. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, sought our assistance, and we agreed. Ian has had his initial vetting and neutering done. He received his heartworm treatment on April 11th.
Susan shared this with us about Ian: “He is one laid back little guy. He’s very mellow. Ian is very polite and gentle, and gets along with other dogs and even likes cats! His limp does not interfere with his life as a dog.” Click here to view more photos of Ian.
RADAR paid Ian’s initial vetting, neutering and heartworm treatment costs of $214.
UPDATE! Ian arrived at Caring for Creatures on April 20th… they have renamed him Ernie!
UPDATE! All funds for Ian have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Ian has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ian:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Diana Berkstresser; Kelsey Glander
Added on April 17, 2013.