Maybe Mick Jagger couldn’t get no satisfaction, but our Jagger will give some lucky adopter lots of satisfaction! This three-year-old Lab-Hound mix arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina way back on March 5th. Jagger faced some big hurdles, mainly because he is big! Weighing in at 77 pounds and heartworm positive, his heartworm treatment would be too costly for most potential adopters or rescues. So it was no surprise when Jagger found himself on death row in early May.
Hopes ran high when a family came forward to adopt Jagger. But then they changed their minds. The Darlington County Humane Society volunteers had to scramble to find a rescue if Jagger was to survive. But at last, All 4 Paws Rescue in Pennsylvania offered to take Jagger, provided his heartworm treatment costs could be paid.
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, once more asked for our help. And once more, we agreed to help. On May 23rd Jagger received his heartworm treatment. Because of his large size, his treatment cost $396! Susan was able to secure $135 in local donations, and RADAR covered the remaining $261.
Susan says this about Jagger: “His big, bubbly and engaging personality will keep you in stitches!” Click here to view more photos of Jagger.
RADAR paid $261 towards Jagger‘s heartworm treatment.
UPDATE! All funds for Jagger have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Jagger has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jagger:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Mary Ashburn; Bettina Steenson; Dorian Edwin, in memory her Aunt Marion who was a great dog lover and very concerned about the welfare of homeless dogs; Diana Berkstresser
Added on June 3, 2013.