“Ollie pup, Ollie pup; Oh Ollie, Ollie, Ollie; Ollie pup, Ollie pup!” Well, at two years old Ollie is not quite a pup, but this handsome blend of Bully Breeds and Labrador Retriever didn’t deserve to die just because he tested heartworm positive and was in a high-kill rural shelter. Ollie arrived at the Lee County Animal Shelter in South Carolina as a stray on February 28th. The challenge would be to find a rescue to take Ollie.
On March 28th, RADAR’s liaison with the Lee County Animal Shelter, Brandi Sowell, reached out to us for help with Ollie. We provided an offer to cover his heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. And it worked! On April 3rd, Leash On Life Dog Rescue in South Carolina agreed to take Ollie! His rescue decided to use slow-kill heartworm treatment, which was started on April 8th.
“Ollie was ready to be free of the shelter,” Brandi told us, “and had been on his best behavior while there! He’s a laid-back guy who just meanders around when he’s on his own. But he’s also ready to play, bounce, and have a grand ole time! When it comes to food, he loves his special treats, but is as polite as they come about gently taking it from your hands. This guy makes friends with everyone, including felines!” Click here to view more photos of Ollie.
RADAR paid for Ollie’s heartworm test and Doxycycline costs, which totaled $161.
UPDATE! Ollie has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Ollie have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Ollie:
Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Marcia Musser; Diana Berkstresser; Linda Siegert; Marsha Garrett; Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson
Added on April 30, 2016.