King felt anything but royal when he arrived at the Columbus County Animal Shelter on January 2nd with several other dogs, including Lilah and Piper. Their owner had died of an overdose, and the dogs had nowhere else to go. King, a three-year-old American Pitbull Terrier mix, not only had the prejudice his breed encounters as an obstacle to adoption or rescue, but he also tested heartworm positive.
Madi Joselyn with the Burlington County Animal Alliance (BCAA) in New Jersey wished to bring King into the rescue. Lilah and Piper were already BCAA dogs, having been previously helped by RADAR. “Could you help us with one more?” Madi asked on February 27th. We agreed to cover King’s heartworm costs and he had his treatment on April 11th and 12th.
King was very scared in the shelter but has made great progress with his foster family. “He is super sweet and loves lounging with his foster siblings,” we were told. “He is very attached to his humans as well and has really come out of his shell.” King has a handsome blue-grey coat and is enjoying being treated like a “king!” Click here to view more photos of King.
RADAR paid all of King’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $335.
UPDATE! All funds for King have been raised! Thank you!
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If you are interested in adopting King, please contact Burlington County Animal Alliance.
Added on May 5, 2019.