Nemo might describe himself as a ‘supremo’ dog. You’ll read more from Nemo himself below. His owner had to surrender him (then known as Kilo) to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina on July 12th because the owner’s health was declining and he could no longer care for Nemo. A two-year-old Boxer-Bully Breed mix, Nemo was big and solid, but very loving and easy to handle. One item that wasn’t so easy to handle was his heartworms. Nemo would need those to be treated in order to find a good new home.

Carolina Boxer Rescue in North Carolina was interested in finding Nemo a new home and had a foster for Nemo if help could be found to help cover heartworm treatment costs. Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, contacted RADAR on September 20th. RADAR joined the ‘Saving Nemo’ team, and Nemo completed his treatment on November 8th, with RADAR covering his second and third heartworm injections.

And now to hear from Nemo himself, as he has settled in and is doing wonderfully in his foster home: “Class Clown! Who wouldn’t love to have a companion who loves making everyone smile, laugh and feel loved? Well, look no further than me, Nemo. I am at your service to join you on exploratory walks, meeting the kids at the school bus stop or simply to kiss your face in the early morning hours. I’ve met lots of doggies here and consistently, I’m a considerate, pleasant meeter and greeter to them all. Some might call me a professional photobomber (although there is no real evidence of this!) as it’s ingrained in me to try and get in on the action, whatever it might be! In my world, the more friends I have, the better!” Click here to view more photos of Nemo.

RADAR paid all of Nemo’s 2nd and 3rd heartworm treatment costs, which totaled $364.

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

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 Nemo:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Bully Breed Dog Fund ($50); Sunday Wright Fund; Anonymous; Peggy Marshall, in honor of her RADAR-assisted Bella

If you are interested in adopting Nemo, please contact Carolina Boxer Rescue.

Added on November 24, 2019.

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