Say hello to Milo! This two-year-old Boxer blend arrived at the Sampson County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on December 4th. We don’t know how or why Milo ended up in the shelter, but we do know that he was heartworm positive. The holidays came and went with Milo’s life in limbo at the shelter. Despite lots of networking by the Sampson County Animal Advocates to find a rescue for Milo, January turned to February with no luck. Milo’s life was increasingly at risk.
On February 4th, as an incentive for a rescue to take Milo, RADAR provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment costs. RADAR also reached out to some of our rescue partners and found one interested in Milo. On February 7th, Deb Terrero and her Companion Animal Rescue & Education (CARE) in New Jersey agreed to take Milo! He was safely out of the shelter and off to his North Carolina temporary foster home with Tammy Thomas on February 10th.
Milo had his heartworm treatment done on March 25th and 26th. Deb told us this about Milo: “He’s great with other dogs and cats, and children. He is having a ball playing with the other dogs at his foster home. He was a very well-loved dog, so we are guessing that he might have gotten lost or something happened to his prior owner. He’s a fantastic dog and was so worth saving!” To see more photos of Milo, click here.
RADAR paid $250 towards Milo’s heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Milo have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Milo has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Milo:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Deborah Terrero; Diana Berkstresser; Georgia McMarlin; Carmen Shaw
Added on March 30, 2014.