Jerry, a two to three-year-old Bully-Lab mix, earned the nickname “Smiling Jerry” during his stay at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. He was brought in by animal control on October 31st, and after a while, he ended up landing on the urgent list for over three weeks. Sadly, Smiling Jerry got some not-so-smiley news: he was heartworm positive.

On February 14th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, requested our help for Jerry. One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania had a safe spot for him, but he still needed to have his heartworm treatment taken care of. We agreed to assist, and Jerry received his treatment on February 27th.

One day at the shelter, Jerry earned the “Bravest Dog” award after he summoned up the courage to step out of his comfort zone while walking the shelter grounds to take photos and spend some time with his new human and dog friends. He was shy at first, but with some cheering and encouragement, he started showing off his signature smile! While Jerry does very well with other dogs, he’s happiest when he can just chill out next to a friend and watch the world around him. Click here to view more photos of Jerry.

RADAR paid all of Jerry’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $278.

UPDATE! All funds for Jerry have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

UPDATE! Jerry has been adopted!

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jerry:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Black Dog Fund ($50); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Therese Anderson-Alexander; Karen Dymond

Added on March 11, 2018.

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