There was no joy for Leroy when his owners surrendered him to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on September 21st. Two-year-old Leroy was a very sweet, well-behaved dog who even knew basic commands. Unfortunately, he tested heartworm positive. There is no gift of time at this rural shelter; Leroy was only safe until September 26th.

On September 25th Duplin animal advocate and RADAR liaison for the shelter, Gretchen Kozen, asked for our help with Leroy. We provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. And it worked! Adoption First Animal Rescue in North Carolina agreed to take Leroy! He had his initial vetting and neutering done on October 23rd. The rescue will be treating his heartworms with the so-called “slow kill” method.

“Leroy is an incredible boy who loves to be around his human and doggie friends,” the rescue told us. “He has loved every dog he has interacted with, but his reaction to cats is unknown. He enjoys relaxing on the couch and playing with his toys. Leroy is crate and potty trained but does not need to be in a kennel while you are away!” To view more photos of Leroy, click here.

RADAR paid all of Leroy’s initial vetting and neutering costs, which totaled $162.

UPDATE! Leroy has been adopted!

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

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 Leroy:

Laura Jones; iGive; Nancy Savino; Cindy Campbell; Andrea Duffy

Added on November 14, 2015.

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