The Biblical Joseph is known for his coat of many colors. But with this Joseph it was more about his missing coat. A five to seven-year-old Bully Breed mix, Joseph was picked up as a stray by animal control on July 2nd and taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. When the vet examined Joseph, he was emaciated, had hair loss due to poor nutrition, and had broken and worn-down teeth. Oh, and he was also heartworm positive.
The staff and volunteers were very fond of Joseph. With Joseph running out of time, Megan, one of the Darlington volunteers asked for RADAR’s help on August 29th. We informed Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, that we would cover Joseph’s heartworm treatment costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On September 1st, One Life to Live Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania agreed to take Joseph! On September 20th, he had his heartworm treatment done.
Among the comments shared with us about Joseph were these: “What a great man! He has seen a lot in his years. Joseph is the strong silent type. Poor old man, he is slow and mellow. He behaves very well and enjoys the chance to spend some time with people. He needs a peaceful place to spend the rest of his days being loved. Joseph has a very calm gentle energy about him. Overall, just a great dog who deserves a great home.” Click here to view more photos of Joseph.
RADAR paid all of Joseph’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $339.
UPDATE! All funds for Joseph have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE Joseph crossed the Rainbow Bridge on October 7, 2016. His health quickly declined in the last few weeks. After some testing, the vet felt that he had cancer, perhaps lymphoma. He was losing weight and obviously not well. While at the shelter, he was a favorite of everyone. When we were contacted by Megan, to see if we could help with a grant, she said that Joseph had a “rough life” but that he had “an amazing soul.” We want to thank Megan for bringing Joseph to our attention, and thank you to his foster Mom, Lu. She gave him so much love and stability for his final weeks. Deb from One Life to Live told us that “Joseph stole my heart.” He was loved by so many. Rest in Peace, Joseph.
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Added on October 2, 2016.