Pongo was surrendered to the Duplin County Animal Services shelter in North Carolina along with his girlfriend Teapot. Their previous owner brought them to the shelter on May 29th. Pongo (originally named Odie) and Teapot (originally named Sasha) were both Bully Breed mixes and barely one year old. At such a young age, it is unusual to test positive for heartworms, but they both did. A life lived outside in a hot, humid climate will make it more likely that a dog will get heartworms if not given prevention, and that appeared to be the case. Both Pongo and Teapot needed some help to get out of the crowded rural shelter.
Luckily for Pongo and Teapot, Anna Cilento of Suruluna Animal Rescue in New York took an interest in their case and wanted to find them both a good family. She wrote to RADAR on June 16th, asking for our help their heartworm treatment costs. We agreed to help both dogs! Soon after transport to Suruluna, Teapot was lucky enough to be adopted by a family that is able to pay for her heartworm treatment. Pongo had tests and x-rays on July 24th, and back-to-back heartworm treatments on July 25th and 26th.
“Pongo is very sweet and still like a puppy, full of energy, but he is also very well-behaved,” we were told. “He loves other dogs and people. He enjoys playing outside, long walks and being petted. Pongo has the most amazing sweet face, great brindle markings and an affectionate personality. He would love an active family, even better with another dog! Pongo is a great dog, don’t miss the chance to meet this wonderful friend.” Be sure to view more photos in Pongo’s gallery.
RADAR paid $311 toward Pongo’s testing, x-ray and heartworm treatment costs.
UPDATE! Pongo has been adopted!
UPDATE! All funds for Pongo have been raised! Thank you!
While RADAR is no longer asking for donations for our nonprofit, we ask that you check out some of our rescue partners and make a donation to one or more of them.
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Pongo:
Added on August 2, 2020.