Liam, a seven- to eight-year-old Foxhound mix, was found wandering alone in a busy store parking lot on October 29th. Amazingly enough, the person who discovered him was an animal control officer! The officer walked over to check him out, and finding no collar or owner, decided he should go to the shelter. Liam was as calm as could be, and jumped right into the officer’s truck, and sat politely on the seat for the ride to the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina, where he became an immediate shelter favorite. Not surprisingly, he tested heartworm positive.
On November 11th, shelter Hound advocate Anna Nirva, working through Coonhound & Foxhound Companions, reached out to RADAR for help with Liam’s heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to assist, and Liam was safe! As a senior, he needed his heartworm treatment split, having the first round on December 9th and the final round on January 16th and 17th.
Anna managed to find an amazing adopter for Liam right in her hometown of La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was transported from North Carolina to his new forever home in Wisconsin on January 20th. His new mom, Carol Oyster, provided a car magnet that read “Driving Liam Home” for transport drivers to use and pass along, so drivers could easily find each other in parking lots. She also sent dog treats for all the transport drivers. Her home was similarly prepared with new beds, puzzle toys and special foods! Carol told us that Liam “is adapting beautifully. It’s so much fun to get to know each other. He’s extremely smart—I bought him some cognitive toys because I have to keep him quiet and he has solved the puzzles on the first try. Fortunately keeping him quiet is no problem. He’s very dignified and deliberate.” Click here to view more photos of Liam.
RADAR paid all of Liam’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $250.
UPDATE! All funds for Liam have been raised! Thank you!
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Added on February 10, 2019.