Jethro had given many years of pet service to his owners, so as a ‘reward’ when they moved, they dumped him at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on May 8th. A senior Shepherd mix, this twelve-year-old had a sweet, good nature, but was thin and tested positive for heartworms. He dreamed of putting “a forever home to live out my senior years” on his pet wishlist, but would he get the chance?
Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania read of Jethro’s plight and wanted to find him a forever home, but needed his heartworms treated first. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, contacted us with the request on June 17th. We committed to Jethro, and he had his heartworm treatment on July 28th, after some much needed weight gain.
“Seniors are the best!” Susan said. “Jethro is just the nicest, best-natured dog. We love him! This gentle, unflappable fellow is docile and mellow, and a friend to all! Never in any real rush except to plant a soft kiss on new human friends. This happy-faced Shepherd mix with a medium-length coat of wavy fur is friendly, affectionate and has a lot of appeal. Kids would love him and he in turn would love them back. Jethro has a loaded pet resume with over twelve years of service and would love to hear from you!” Be sure to view more photos in Jethro’s gallery.
RADAR paid all of Jethro’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $350.
UPDATE! All funds for Jethro have been raised! Thank you!
While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Jethro:
If you are interested in adopting Jethro, please contact Home At Last Dog Rescue.
Added on August 8, 2020.