The litany of Luther: from unlucky Luther to lucky Luther. This approximately 18-month-old Lab-Collie mix, arrived as a stray at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on June 10th. Poor Luther had some skin issues, an ear infection and scratches around his eyes (he was thought to have been attacked by another dog). He had to wear a cone to keep from biting an area of skin that was either rubbed raw or had been burned. On top of all that, Luther was heartworm positive. The outlook for Luther was bleak.

Through the tireless efforts of the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania expressed interest in taking Luther. However, they were unable to pay for his heartworm treatment costs. RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society volunteers, Susan Blakeney, sought our help. Trusting that we could count on our donors, we agreed.

On July 22nd, Luther received his heartworm treatment. A volunteer who spent some time with Luther had this to share about him: “He is very humble, and just all-around appreciative of any attention. He was so easy-going on a walk, and then as I sat with him, he so appreciated the petting. Luther is such a sweet boy!!” Click here to view more photos of Luther.

RADAR paid all of Luther’s heartworm treatment costs of $250.

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

UPDATE! Luther 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 Luther:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Bettina Steenson; Elizabeth Ordway; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson

Added on July 27, 2013.

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