Just because Luke greets you warmly doesn’t make it a Lukewarm greeting! A four to five-year-old Shepherd mix, Luke arrived as a stray at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina in early June. He had really bad scarring on his back legs and was initially frightened by the other dogs, which might have indicated that he had been involved in some bait dog activities. With little or no room to spare at this rural high-kill shelter, Luke was only safe until June 8th; after that date he could be euthanized at any time.

Gretchen Kozen, Duplin animal advocate and RADAR’s liaison for the shelter, asked for our help with Luke. We provided an offer to assist with his vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On June 12th, Adoption First Animal Rescue in North Carolina stepped up to take Luke! Unfortunately, he tested heartworm positive. Luke received his initial vetting, neutering and first heartworm treatment on July 24th.

The rescue shared the following about Luke: “He is a very happy boy! He has lots of energy and loves to run and play. He’s very friendly with all people and enjoys hanging around with babies and children. He is warm and loyal, and will make a great family dog!” To view more photos of Luke, click here.

RADAR paid all of $181 of Luke’s initial vetting, neutering and initial heartworm treatment costs.

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

UPDATE! Luke has been adopted!

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 Luke:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Karen Dymond; Kimberly Thomas; Christine Williams; Jennifer Siegert

Added on August 30, 2015.

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