Loki could be a cat, as he has used up some of his nine lives already! A German Shepherd mix, he arrived as a stray on February 20th at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Soon after he arrived at the shelter, he went to the emergency veterinarian with symptoms of often fatal parvovirus. Loki tested positive, and fought the virus for several days at the veterinarian and recovered. After this battle, Loki faced another deadly foe, as he also tested positive for heartworms. Loki is known in Norse mythology as a trickster, yet it seemed fate was toying with him. Would Loki find a rescue with his heartworm status?
Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, reached out to ask for RADAR’s assistance on March 30th. Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania wanted to rescue Loki, but first his heartworms needed to be treated. We agreed to help Loki in his fight to get healthy and find a good home. He completed his heartworm treatment on April 30th.
Loki’s foster described Loki to us: “If I had to describe Loki in one word, it would be HAPPY! Loki is a happy, happy dog. He is happy to see us in the morning and the afternoon. He is always ready for his walks. He walks very well on a lead and loves for you to stop and rub him all over. He also enjoys playing with my dogs. However, his favorite pastime is eating! He loves his food and his treats. I do believe he is gradually putting on some weight. This is one happy boy who loves life!” Be sure to view more photos in Loki’s gallery.
RADAR paid all $354 of the heartworm treatment costs for Loki.
UPDATE! All funds for Loki 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 Loki:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Fulton Fund; Brian Mertz; Linda Ferrell; Maggi Berwind-Dart
If you are interested in adopting Loki please contact Home At Last Dog Rescue.
Added on May 10, 2020.