When Louie was added to the shelter’s euthanasia list for February 3rd, he might have been heard singing his own version of “Louie Louie” with something like this: “Louie Louie, oh no, I said me gotta go.” A three to four-year-old blend of Boxer, Pit Bull and Labrador Retriever, Louie was picked up as a stray by animal control. He arrived at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on November 12th. For over two months Louie had no adopter or rescue interest. The combination of being a black dog and heartworm positive put Louie’s life in grave danger.
On January 28th, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, contacted us with an all-too-familiar request: Could we provide an offer to cover Louie’s heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. We did, and a few days later One Life to Live Pet Rescue and Adoption in Pennsylvania agreed to take Louie! He received his heartworm treatment on February 9th.
We had this report on Louie during his time at the shelter: “Louie was very calm when I went to his kennel today. Most of the time when I see Louie he is inside his igloo in his kennel. He does come to greet me and is always gentle. He walked very well on the lead, was pleasant to each dog he met, and enjoyed time with his handler. Louie is wonderful!” To see more photos of Louie, click here.
RADAR paid all of Louie’s heartworm treatment costs, which totaling $206.
UPDATE! All funds for Louie have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Louie has been adopted!
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Added on February 20, 2016.