Instead of Johnson & Johnson, we have Johnson & Banner! These two Labrador Retriever-Hound-mixes were found as strays on October 29th and taken to the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina. Johnson is a year old and Banner is three years old. The two boys had the seemingly good fortune to be adopted together. But when they both tested heartworm positive, their new owner surrendered them back to the shelter on November 4th. As owner surrenders, they immediately went to the top of the shelter’s euthanasia list.
Enter Laura Roberts of Road Home Rescue in North Carolina. Laura was on mission to save these two boys. She would pull them and get their heartworm treatment done and then they would head north to the Animal Sanctuary Society rescue in New Jersey. The only problem was the cost of treating their heartworms. On November 30th, Laura asked for our help for both dogs. We agreed, and Johnson and Banner were safe! They received their heartworm treatment on December 4th.
“I didn’t think they were bonded until I took one out for a walk, and the other barked and made a racket!” Laura told us. “I suppose they feel safer together. They both seem like nice sweet boys. Johnson is fairly thin. Since there are no beds at the shelter, they sank into their beds and slept soundly! Sad what these dogs go through.” To see more photos of Johnson, click here.
RADAR paid all $186 of the heartworm treatment costs for Johnson.
UPDATE! All funds for Johnson have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Johnson has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Johnson:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Charles Annett; Catherine Marinakies; Dee Dee Clark; Jennifer Stein; Chad McNeal
Added on December 19, 2015.