Paddy

To paraphrase the nursery rhyme, “With a knick-knack Paddy-whack, give this dog a home!” And, thanks in part to RADAR’s help, that’s exactly what happened! Paddy, a two-year-old Lab mix, arrived at the Duplin County Animal Shelter in North Carolina on February 26th. While it’s unclear how or why he was at the shelter, it seemed fairly obvious that he wasn’t treated well in the past, and had scarring on his neck from a very tight collar. He also had heartworms.

On March 5th, Karen Steers of Peak Lab Rescue in North Carolina reached out to RADAR to see if we could help with Paddy’s heartworm treatment costs. If so, the rescue would pull him immediately. We agreed to assist, and Paddy was safe! He got his treatments done on April 16th and 17th.

“Paddy is largely a couch potato,” Karen said, “but loves to explore outside when he’s not napping. He is timid around new people, and takes a bit to warm up to men. But once he’s comfortable, he loves getting head scratches and belly rubs. He’s starting to learn how to play, and has even picked up a toy once or twice to chew on! He gets along well with other dogs.” And then came the best news: Paddy was adopted! To see more photos of Paddy, click here.

RADAR paid all $265 of the heartworm treatment costs for Paddy.

UPDATE! Paddy has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Paddy 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 Paddy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($100); Black Dog Fund ($50); Ken Siegert & Rick Thompson; Fred Huehnergarth; Gretchen Kozen

Added on May 3, 2018.

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