This is the sad story of Landon, who became a casualty of Hurricane Florence’s devastating impact on the Carolinas in mid-September. Landon, a one to two-year-old Shepherd mix, had arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 20th. He was emaciated, had an old eye injury and was heartworm positive. He ended up on the shelter’s urgent list.
When To Love A Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania offered to take Landon on August 29th, the only thing needed was funding for his heartworm treatment. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, immediately turned to us for help, and we were so glad to give Landon his much-deserved second chance. He had his heartworm treatment on September 11th.
Early in the morning of September 17th, Landon was found unresponsive in his kennel; he had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It is suspected that with the storms from Hurricane Florence, he was worked up from the pounding rain and wind, and that stress and anxiety led to probable blood clots during his recovery from the heartworm treatment. We are so sorry that Landon’s second chance was cut short.
According to Susan, “Landon just adored people and was fine being around other dogs. He had what could be described as a service dog personality. He was grateful and loving. He was a handsome boy and full of love.” Click here to view more photos of Landon.
RADAR paid all of Landon’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $278.
UPDATE Landon crossed the Rainbow Bridge on September 17th, 2018. Rest in Peace, Landon.
UPDATE: All the needed funding for Landon has been raised. Thank you.
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have so kindly given specifically for Landon:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Leilani Campbell; Roxanne Stevens; Gail O’Connor
Added on September 30, 2018.