We are not jestin’ when we tell you that Jestin was saved twice! The first time was on March 29th, when this two-year-old Australian Cattle Dog-Pit Bull mix, who was living with several other stray dogs at a Walmart parking lot, was captured by some relentless volunteers. Jestin was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. After living most of his life outside fending for himself, Jestin spent his early days at the shelter getting accustomed to regular meals, a dry place to sleep and learning to trust people. Not surprisingly for a dog living outside on his own, he was heartworm positive.
After a month at the shelter and no adopter or rescue interest, Jestin was once more at risk. He ended up on the shelter’s “Put To Sleep” list for May 7th. As an incentive for a rescue to take Jestin, on May 1st, RADAR provided an offer to cover his heartworm treatment costs. On May 6th, Jestin was saved for the second time when the Annapolis Dog Rescue in Maryland agreed to take him!
Jestin had his heartworm treatment done on May 13th. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s Darlington liaison, shared the following with us about Jestin: “He’s still a bit shy. He gently accepts human attention, but he doesn’t seek it out on his own yet. Jestin really is a cutie with his one stand-up ear and polka dots on his legs. Let’s show this former Walmart dog how awesome it is to just be a pet and part of a family!” To see more photos of Jestin, click here.
RADAR paid for all of Jestin’s heartworm treatment costs of $288.
UPDATE! Jestin has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Jestin have been raised! Thank you!
If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jestin:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Joanne Last; Melissa Alicea; Bob & Phyllis Belstra; Veronique Noe; Paladin Training; Sue Schutte
Added on May 27, 2014.