What would you call a new shirt for this dog? Yes, a New Jersey! A two-year-old Catahoula -Shepherd mix, Jersey arrived on December 13th at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. He was one of three large dogs surrendered that day by the same person who said that he had too many dogs. Despite being in good shape and otherwise healthy, Jersey was heartworm positive. That was bad news for a big dog in a small and crowded rural shelter.
On December 21st, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, sought our assistance. Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania was interested in taking Jersey IF his costly heartworm treatment could be provided. Thanks to the generosity of RADAR supporters Melissa Feeney and Rebecca Kuga, we were able to commit to assist and secure Jersey’s rescue. He received his heartworm treatment on January 28th.
“Jersey’s big and goofy, fun and friendly, and ready to be hugged,” Susan told us. “He will stand out in any crowd with his spectacular mottled earth-tone jacket. His owner indicated that Jersey had never been on a leash, yet curiously he was terrific on a leash! Couple his lush jacket with his softly buoyant and playful personality, and you have a recipe for pure pet success!” Click here to view more photos of Jersey.
RADAR paid all of Jersey’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $403.
UPDATE! All funds for Jersey have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Jersey has been adopted! His new name is Jerzy!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jersey:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Melissa Feeney; Rebecca Kuga; JustGive; Kay Poston; Tina Muncy; Robert Cameron; Melissa Farr & Jim Groff; Trish Newberg; Catherine Marinakies
Added on February 8, 2015.