Ponyboy Curtis was the name of a character in the novel and movie “The Outsiders.” And this Ponyboy was also an outsider. He was living alone outside when he was picked up as a stray on February 26th. Two to three years old and a Hound mix, Ponyboy was taken to the Darlington County Humane Society shelter in South Carolina. Described as being a mellow fellow, he faced some long odds of getting out of the shelter alive. Not only was Ponyboy just another Hound dog, but he was also heartworm positive.

On March 26th, after seeing Ponyboy on the shelter’s “put to sleep” list for April 1st, we provided an offer to assist with his heartworm treatment as an incentive for a rescue to take him. On March 28th, Susan Blakeney, RADAR’s liaison with the Darlington County Humane Society Rescue, told us that Home At Last Dog Rescue in Pennsylvania agreed to take Ponyboy! He had his heartworm treatment done on April 8th.

This is how Ponyboy was described to us: “He’s never in a rush! This friendly, affable guy is everyone’s immediate best friend. Despite being a larger-framed fellow, he’s just as gentle and easygoing as they come. He’s just as comfortable hanging out with other dogs as he is with kids, both young and old. Ponyboy has a true carefree spirit. At the shelter he politely walked right into the busy office zone and then promptly set up shop by the front window hoping to catch someone’s eye so he could head on home!” To view more photos of Ponyboy, click here.

RADAR paid all of the heartworm treatment costs of $322 for Ponyboy.

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

UPDATE! Ponyboy has been adopted!

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 Ponyboy:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Hound Dog FundBritney Aldridge / Critter Captions; Donna Heim; Jamie Heim; Laura Jones; AmazonSmile

Added on April 21, 2015.

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