Let’s hope the second time’s the charm for Milo. This six-year-old Labrador Retriever mix was originally adopted from the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina in May of 2013. He wound up being passed around from person to person, and eventually was found abandoned in a rental property after the family moved out. On April 18th, Milo was back at the Darlington County Humane Society shelter. When he was first adopted, he tested negative for heartworms at the shelter and now, of course, he is heartworm positive.
On April 28th, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, Susan Blakeney, sought our help for Milo. To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania was interested in taking Milo, but only if his heartworm treatment costs could be covered. We agreed and Milo was safe! He had his heartworm treatment done on June 21st.
Susan told us this about Milo during his recent time at the shelter: “Folks loved to stop by and give this mid-sized, fuzzy teddy bear a big hug! He’s just one of those dogs folks are attracted to. People loved his sweet, inviting smile and the gentle swagger in his step. He’s great with other dogs. He is very social and well adjusted, with great manners.” To view more photos of Milo, click here.
RADAR paid all of Milo’s heartworm treatment costs, totaling $322.
UPDATE! All funds for Milo have been raised! Thank you!
UPDATE! Milo has been adopted!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Milo:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Melissa Feeney; Linda Siegert; Lorraine & Patrick Smith, in memory of Cora and Amelia, the Darlington dogs who perished at the shelter during a heavy thunderstorm; Gail O’Connor
Added on July 3, 2016.