Don’t call me Ishmael. Call me Moby, ’cause that’s my name! While I may not have a whale of a story to tell like Herman Melville, I still have a compelling tale to share with you. I’m about three years old and a Shepherd mix. My story starts on December 12th when, much to my surprise, I was picked up by some people called animal control. I was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. What a dreadful experience that was! I couldn’t wait to get out, but the only way that was possible was if someone adopted me or a rescue took me. Making matters much worse, I heard that I was heartworm positive.

It was a bleak Christmas for me, all alone in the shelter. And the New Year was no better. Even though I never did anything wrong, I was placed on the shelter’s “Put To Sleep” list for February 5th. There I was, an innocent dog, on death row. But then, on February 3rd, To Love a Canine Rescue in Pennsylvania expressed interest in taking me! It sounded too good to be true. Well, it turns out there was a catch: the rescue could not afford my heartworm treatment. A very nice lady, Susan Blakeney, asked a group called RADAR if they would help me. And they said they would! One of their supporters, Melissa Feeney, even offered to help RADAR with my costs. Yippee!!

My heartworm treatment took place on March 25th. Thank goodness that’s done! I’ve been told that I’m very cool, calm and collected. I’m a real Southern gentleman, through and through! After visiting with me at the shelter, Susan had this to say about me: “Moby’s such a dear fellow! He is super sweet, and an interactive fellow who is ready to welcome you into his world! He would easily fit into almost any home environment. Moby takes everything in great stride and steadily wags his tail!” Many thanks to everyone who helped me! Click here to see more photos of me!

RADAR paid all of Moby’s heartworm treatment costs totaling $271.

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

UPDATE! Moby 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 Moby:

Helping Hands for Hearts FundBlack Dog Fund; Melissa Feeney; Deborah Lancaster; Melissa Cassidy; Freya Hill; Kay Poston; Joanne Last; Trish Newberg; Robert Cameron

Added on April 2, 2014.

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