Little Peanut is counting on donors in RADAR’s Peanut Gallery to pitch in and help cover his costs! This approximately five-year-old Terrier-Chihuahua mix arrived at the Sampson County Animal Society shelter in Clinton, North Carolina on August 21st. There is no known history on Peanut, but from his condition and poor state of health, it was clear that he had not fared well in his previous life. The combination of a weakened immune system and being heartworm positive made him especially vulnerable and at risk.

With no interest being shown for Peanut, on September 7th, RADAR provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take Peanut. On September 11th, Sampson County Friends for Animals in North Carolina agreed to take Peanut! Initially, he had to be treated for his weakened immune system and coughing. On September 23rd and 24th Peanut received his heartworm treatment, but then had to be treated for complications that set in.

After some nerve-wracking touch and go moments, Peanut pulled through by the end of September. He then went on to fully recuperate in a wonderful temporary foster home, with a foster mom who is also a vet tech! We were told this about Peanut: “He is in need of love and affection. He had been so neglected. He is gentle dog. Peanut is a good listener as his cute little ears will perk up when you talk to him. There is a look of promise and a glimmer of hope in Peanut’s eyes. He is ready to be a loyal and loving companion!” Click here to view more photos of Peanut.

RADAR paid $265 for Peanut’s heartworm treatment costs.

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

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UPDATE! Peanut has been adopted!

UPDATE Peanut crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully in his sleep on December 8th, 2013, in his new home in Richmond, VA. Poor Peanut encountered just too many health obstacles on his rescue road to recovery. He endured kennel cough, heartworm treatment and pneumonia, but in the end succumbed to kidney and heart failure. Through it all, Peanut never complained, despite having to be boarded at the vet for so long. In mid-November he was privately transported to Richmond, VA, to Lou Ann, a wonderful angel who opened her heart and home for Peanut. He was provided with the best health care (including a cardiologist) and lots of TLC. He responded with affectionate tail wags, and his endearing, big and beautiful eyes spoke volumes! There were high hopes that he could make it. Everyone tried so hard to help him, and no one more than Peanut himself. Unfortunately, there was just too much heartworm damage to the right side of his heart and it affected his kidneys. Although Peanut’s previous situations were not good, he finally got to experience love and kindness in a wonderful home with caring people and died peacefully with a family that will cherish him always. His family even had Christmas early (the day before he died), just for him. Rest in peace, Peanut.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Peanut:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Sara Daza; Dorian Edwin; Britney Aldridge; Sandra Crumrine; Susan Wood; Diana Berkstresser

Added on October 10, 2013.

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