KJ is described as a gentle giant. Weighing in at nearly 80 pounds, this five-year-old Rottweiler mix was surrendered by his owner on August 31st to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. The reason for the surrender? KJ kept breaking free of his chain. However, being free of his chained life did not mean that his life was safe. Testing heartworm positive was bad enough, but with KJ’s size, his treatment would be costly. With no adopter or rescue interest, on October 10th, KJ’s name was added to the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for October 16th.

On October 10th Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, asked for our help for KJ. As an incentive for a rescue to take KJ, we provided an offer to cover his heartworm treatment costs. We were only able to do so because of some extra funding help from two of our supporters, Rebecca Kuga and Melissa Feeney. On October 13th Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania stepped up to take KJ! He received his heartworm treatment on November 3rd.

According to KJ’s biography from his time at the shelter, “He is wonderful! KJ is friendly, and really enjoys getting attention from people. He is very calm, and he meets other dogs without any problems. KJ is just an all-around nice guy!” Click here to view more photos of KJ.

RADAR paid all of KJ’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $414.

UPDATE! All funds for KJ have been raised! Thank you!

UPDATE! KJ has been adopted!

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 KJ:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Black Dog Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Melissa Feeney; Sloane Bailey; Kay Poston, in loving memory of her dog, Jezzie; Elisa Grier; Robert Cameron; Connie & Tim Walsh

Added on November 23, 2015.

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