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 had Liam transported from North Carolina to Wisconsin on January 20th. He even had a special car magnet that went along with him, that read “Driving Liam Home” for transport drivers to use and pass along, so drivers could easily find each other in parking lots. While he had an adopter, as it turns out, he wasn’t a good fit for the home. Liam is now being fostered by Anna. She told us that Liam “is very outgoing and affectionate and lively for a senior. He is a dog on a mission, it’s becoming clear, and I think I have figured it out. Liam is still looking for his family. He pulls to sniff every front walk of every house. He pulls to look at every vehicle parked on the roadside and pulls to peer intently into each passing car. He gets very excited if a person is in view and pulls hard to go sniff. At Fun Fur Pets, he pulled to greet every customer coming through the entry. He stands by our front door for hours it seems, gazing at neighbors walking by… Four-plus months and he is still hoping that the person he loved will come back to him. Every stranger is a possibility. 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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UPDATE! Liam has been transferred to New Leash on Life Dog Rescue!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Liam:
If you are interested in adopting Liam, please contact New Leash on Life Dog Rescue.
Added on February 10, 2019.