What do you call it if this dog had to lag behind at the shelter? Yes, Jet lag! This approximately one-year-old Pit Bull mix arrived as a stray at the Chester County Animal Care & Control shelter in South Carolina on July 15th. Jet’s good looks and amazing cow-like colors and markings were just not enough to overcome his too biggest obstacles: he was a Pit Bull mix and he was heartworm positive. This combination put his life in jeopardy.
Jet’s situation was made even more dire because the shelter was filled to capacity. The shelter, which had gone 11 months without euthanizing any dogs, now faced that grim reality. July 25th was set as the date for euthanizing. Folks urgently shared Jet’s need for an immediate rescue. On July 24th, a rescue stepped up for Jet, but needed assistance with his heartworm treatment costs. The shelter asked RADAR to assist so that the rescue could take Jet. We immediately agreed, and Jet was safe!
Not only was Jet safe when Home Free Animal Rescue in New Jersey agreed to take him, but so were all the other dogs! Thanks to enough rescues and temporary boarding arrangements (including some with RADAR’s help), no dogs had to be euthanized. Jet received his heartworm treatment on August 22nd. Click here to view more photos of Jet.
RADAR paid all of the $250 heartworm treatment costs for Jet.
UPDATE! All funds for Jet have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Jet has been adopted! His new name is Lucky!
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 Jet:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Jennifer McLemore; Kristy Mai; Diana Berkstresser; Jennifer Siegert
Added on September 2, 2013.